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Callen-Lacey Center for Children is excited to be the beneficiary of the 6th Annual Hope on Goat fundraiser to be held 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 at Goat Island Gatherings. This unique oyster roast event is $45 and includes all-you-can-eat local oysters, homemade fish stew, and live music all day! Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will go to support Callen-Lacey Center, the only emergency shelter in Berkeley County serving youth who have been abused, abandoned or neglected.    

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Thanks to The Gazette out of Goose Creek for publishing this great photo slideshow gallery of Callen-Lacey Center for Children’s 2015 Shuckin’ for Shelter charity oyster roast held Saturday, Feb. 7 at Crowfield Golf Club. The event was a sell out, with more than 200 people in attendance. Proceeds go to support Callen-Lacey, the only emergency shelter in Berkeley County serving youth who have been abused and neglected.

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Caring for Children in the Lowcountry since 1790

Founded in 1790, Carolina Youth Development Center is an important part of Charleston’s historic and cultural heritage, a direct descendant of the Charleston Orphan House, America’s first publicly funded orphanage.

Today, CYDC provides programs reaching over 600 children and youth locally each year. We care for young people with very serious problems, including physical and sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, and severe emotional disorders.

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