South Carolina SC Organizations SC Charities Aiken Charities
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Animal & Wildlife Rescue in Aiken
- Animal rescue in the SC Midlands
These animal rescue organizations – all of which are based in Aiken or nearby areas of the South Carolina's Midlands – provide care and refuge for cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, and other domestic animals.
- SC wildlife rescue, rehabilitation
Have you found an injured wild animal? This guide can help you locate a licensed rehabber in South Carolina. It also lists the many great places you can volunteer to help native critters in need.
Arts & Cultural Organizations in Aiken
- Aiken Artist Guild
A non-profit organization of artists in Aiken who gather to share ideas and encourage one another in their art. The guild also sponsors numerous art exhibitions and educational events.
- Aiken Center for the Arts
Aiken Center for the Arts is a place for aspiring artists of all ages to create, teach and learn. This non profit organization offers outreach programs including juried shows, instruction, and a variety of concert events for the Aiken community.
- Aiken Civic Ballet
The Aiken Civic Ballet is South Carolina's longest continuously operating dance company. This non-profit company produces original ballets and contemporary dance works.
- Aiken Community Playhouse
The Aiken Community Playhouse is a non-profit, volunteer, community theater. It also hosts a youth wing and annual summer camp.
- Aiken Performing Arts Group
A volunteer not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization which presents professional artistic performances in Aiken and educational outreach programs to students, military personnel, and special groups.
- Aiken Symphony Guild
The Aiken Symphony Guild desires to bring music to the community through a partnership with Aiken Symphony Orchestra (ASO). The guild seeks sponsors and conducts events to raise funds for student music programs and ASO concerts.
- Center for African American History, Art, and Culture
The Center for African American History, Art, and Culture is a preservation group for the Immanuel Institute building and an educational resource. It promotes interactive programs that educate and celebrate Aiken's diversity and community.
- North Augusta Cultural Arts Council
NACAC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization striving to provide residents of any age with opportunities to participate in all phases of the arts. This includes display venues and student art instruction.
- Aiken Music
Learn about Aiken music including symphonies, orchestras, choral groups, and musical education organizations.
Community Improvement Groups in Aiken
- Aiken Jaycees
Chartered in 1939, the Aiken Jaycees makes contributions to the quality of life in Aiken and surrounding areas through community service projects including SC Camp Hope, Adopt-A-Highway, Valentine's Carnations for a nursing home, and Easter baskets for underprivileged children.
Education & Literacy Organizations
- North Augusta Junior Women's League
The North Augusta Junior Women's League is a nonprofit organization that empowers women to serve the community in a positive way. This group promotes literacy and achievement through Reading Readiness programs and Scholarship programs.
Environmental Nonprofits in the SC Midlands
Family Support & Assistance in Aiken
These Aiken groups provide support for families and children in need.
- Aiken County Board of Disabilities
This organization permits people with disabilities to remain in their natural homes or, if this is not possible, to live in family-like settings within the Aiken community. While some services are provided directly, others are contracted for delivery by other community organizations in the local provider network.
- Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program
South Carolina's Guardian ad Litem Program pairs volunteer guardians with children so that the volunteers may gather information about a child's needs and make recommendations to the court regarding the child's future.
- Children's Place
Children's Place offers an inclusive, wide-ranging individualized service program to treat children with significant developmental and behavioral problems. This organization provides speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and mental health counseling to the child and interventions with the family, seeking the prevention of child abuse and neglect and the empowerment of families to meet the therapeutic needs of their high risk children.
- Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons
With locations in Aiken, Barnwell, and Edgefield, this organization works to support and empower domestic violence and sexual violence victims and their families by providing services, reducing the tolerance of abuse, and advocating for social change.
- Helping Hands
Located in Aiken, Helping Hands provides residential services to boys and girls between birth and 21 years old who have been removed from their homes . This non-profit organization is committed to enriching the quality of life and well-being of children, youth and families in need through a continuum of residential and community-based services in order to improve their health, independent living skills, educational outcomes, and/or resilience.
Health Organizations in Aiken
- Aiken Youth Empowerment
This nonprofit organization educates and increases awareness among youths, their families and other caring adults in order to promote behaviors leading to positive health outcomes that result in promising futures.
- American Red Cross, Central South Carolina
The American Red Cross provides services to the residents of South Carolina including disaster relief, health and safety classes, blood collection for hospitals, and services to the armed forces.
- Diann Shaddox Foundation
The Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor is an accredited non-profit 501c(3) public organization committed to find a cause and cure for Essential Tremor, the largest progressive neurological movement disorder in the world.
- Mental Health America of Aiken County
The mission of Mental Health America of Aiken County is to facilitate positive mental health programs to Aiken County residents in need.
- Tri-Development Center of Aiken County
This nonprofit group provides community services in Aiken County for individuals with autism, head and spinal cord injuries, and intellectual disabilities, in order to maximize independence, safeguard and support human rights and dignity, and achieve community inclusion.
Organizations that Fight Poverty & Hunger
- ACTS, Area Churches Together Serving
Chartered in 1986, this group has grown to 67 churches dedicated to giving aid to Aiken county residents who are in financial trouble. Assistance includes food, clothing, overdue bill assistance, prescriptions, warmth, and home furnishings.
- Aiken County Habitat for Humanity - builds affordable housing
Using volunteer labor, this national organization builds affordable housing for qualifying individuals and families.
- Family Joint Venture Foundation
Located in Gloverville, the FJV Foundation's primary focus is to help children, families, disabled veterans and senior citizens 60 years and older who live in areas which are 65% or more economically disadvantaged.
- Golden Harvest Food Bank
Golden Harvest Food Bank provides Aiken County residents in need quality food and other grocery products by offering direct service programs, food pantries, and community education about hunger.
- Home Works of SC
Home Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to repairing homes of Aiken county residents live on less than $12,000 per year, often retired and disabled individuals. Youth and adult volunteers come together to meet the needs of these homeowners, empowering the community as a whole.
Recreation & Sports Teams in Aiken
- Aiken Running Club
The Aiken Running Club is a non-profit organization of men and women of all ages, who are interested in fitness through walking, jogging, and running.
- The RECing Crew
Located in North Augusta, the RECing Crew is a special leisure and recreation association established in 2002 by the families and friends of those with disabilities to offer leisure and recreational activities for individuals with disabilities.
Religious Organizations in Aiken
- Churches in Aiken
This helpful directory of churches, temples, and mosques in Aiken is sorted by denomination.
Senior Citizen Organizations in Aiken
More Aiken SC Organizations
- Aiken County Veterans Council
This nonprofit organization works with veterans' organizations, local business partners, and government agencies throughout the CSRA to better serve veterans and their families.
- Boy Scouts of America - Georgia-Carolina Council
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The group promotes character, citizenship, and personal fitness training for Aiken county youths.
- 2-1-1 Aiken
This Aiken County Help Line empowers and connects all citizens to appropriate resources based on a self-identified need; through Information, Referral and Crisis Intervention, by dialing 2-1-1.
- United Way of Aiken
This wide-reaching organization works to improve the lives of individuals and communities within Aiken County and the world at large through programs addressing education, financial stability, and health needs in the community