Congrats BCCOC computer class grads!

Huger Computer Lab

The Baldwin Carson Community Outreach Center honors computer class graduates

Thursday, June 1, 2017, marked the date of the first classes of students to graduate from the BCCOC/ECCO computer class offered in Microsoft Word. The students, comprised of 17, completed a 12 weeks course that introduced beginners to word processing, and expanded the knowledge of students with more advanced skills. Sheila Russell, Instructor, who presided over the program, gave the Address. The invocation and welcome were given by Mary Carson and Sybil Mitchell, BCCOC’s Board Member and ECCO Site Coordinator, respectively.

Stephanie Kelley, ECCO Executive Director, along with Mary Carson presented the certificates to the graduates, ending with Ella Chisolm providing the benediction.

Varied graduates delivered closing remarks that captured their appreciation of Sheila as instructor and friend; Sybil’s work behind the scenes, and ECCO and other stakeholders for making everything possible.

There was a brief repast to honor the graduates’ accomplishments at the conclusion of the ceremony, funded in part by ECCO and Corporal Cephus Rogers of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

Congratulations, Graduates!
Sybil Mitchell, BCCOC Site Coordinator

SC Disaster Recovery Office

Representatives from the South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office, FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration, et al , will be available to provide residents with important information, and take and process applications to help residents move along the road to housing recovery.

 

Register Here

SC Disaster Recovery Office

Representatives from the South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office, FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration, et al , will be available to provide residents with important information, and take and process applications to help residents move along the road to housing recovery.

 

Register Here

SC Disaster Recovery Office

Representatives from the South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office, FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration, et al , will be available to provide residents with important information, and take and process applications to help residents move along the road to housing recovery.

 

Register Here

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Angel Sighting at BCCOC

Angels come in many forms depending on culture. In the Huger-Wando (Cainhoy) communities, they come in the form of Yvonne Lincoln as part of the Angel Tree Program in collaboration with the Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO), thoughtful Santas and Mrs. Clauses, and many dedicated volunteers. This program has been fulfilling the Christmas wishes of enthusiastic children in our communities for the past seven years.

In 2009, ECCO’s program staff established this community outreach initiative through an expanded partnership with the Towne Centre and Mrs. Lincoln, first working with local churches and eventually integrating with the Cainhoy Elementary and Middle School. Christ Our King Catholic Church has been a vital component of this program’s success – with many generous donors contributing gifts.

This is how the program works: parents complete a form to determine a child or children’s participation in the program. With the parent’s approval, each child composes a Christmas gift wish list. Mrs. Lincoln reviews the list, and the work begins. She coordinates all elements of the program with the Towne Centre, ECCO, and volunteers. Thoughtful individuals pick names from the Angel Tree and purchase the wish list items. Once gifts are purchased, they are picked up from the Towne Centre, assigned distribution codes, and delivered to a designated location.

The Baldwin Carson Community Outreach Center (BCCOC), ECCO’s satellite facility in Huger, has served as the distribution site for the Angel Tree Program over the last two years. Parents visit BCCOC to pick-up the gifts for their children during two weeks in December. We anticipate more than 200 presents were given out as part of the 2016 Angel Tree Program.

This season of giving has truly been a blessing to the Huger-Wando area thanks to local supporters and friends who are our living angels.

Merry Christmas!

Sybil Mitchell
BCCOC Site Coordinator

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A Taste of Wando-Huger: Celebrating our Communities

Join neighbors and friends for a special community fundraiser in Huger! Guests will enjoy a diverse culinary sampling of signature dishes prepared by local chefs and plenty of fun for all ages.

Tickets:

  • Adults = $10
  • Children = $5
  • Kids in Costume = FREE ADMISSION

Featuring:

  • A Kid’s Costume Contest (ages 4-12) with 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes
  • Health Fair activities
  • Door prizes offered throughout the event
  • Live music
  • Raffle prize: a 50″ VIZIO flat screen TV ($5 per ticket)
VIZIO

You could win a brand new TV!

Don’t miss it!

Hearts and Hands Disaster Recovery

Join your neighbors for BCCOC’s Community Meeting with Hearts and Hands Disaster Recovery. The mission of Hearts and Hands is to provide disaster impacted communities with innovative programs to address the unmet needs of residents. Intake forms will be accepted at this event.