Live on the Levee 2018 Charities
"Good fun for a good cause!" As the slogan suggests, Live on the Levee is committed to supporting local organizations that serve the Charleston community in an invaluable way.
Covenant House of West Virginia, Manna Meal, the Religious Coalition for Community Renewal, Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center, and the YWCA of Charleston work independently and as a network to ensure that no one in this city is without access to the most basic of needs.
Every Friday night, representatives from one of these organizations sell tickets for a 50/50 raffle. The proceeds from the raffle are collected throughout the season and divided evenly among the five charities at the end of the year.
Covenant House of West Virginia
Covenant House of West Virginia is dedicated to working for justice by offering direct services for people in need while creating social change through advocacy and education. Visit them at wvcovenanthouse.org
Manna Meal Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that operates a soup kitchen located inside St. John’s Episcopal Church in the heart of downtown Charleston, WV. MMI thrives through the generosity and support of the community to provide a safe haven, no questions asked. They are not a government agency and rely solely on contributions from our community and grants that they write. Visit them at mannameal.org
Religious Coalition for Community Renewal
The Religious Coalition for Community Renewal, established in 1987, is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization in Charleston, West Virginia. The RCCR is a membership organization with over 30 religious interfaith congregations making up its membership. The RCCR is supported by an all volunteer board, and receives its funding from its members, individuals, businesses, state, local and federal government, foundations, and trusts. Visit them at rccr.org
In the winter of 1981, a group of concerned Charleston citizens decided to open a shelter for the homeless population of the Kanawha Valley. This movement was started due to the fact that many individuals living outside were freezing to death. These citizens used any building they could find that would keep people warm and dry; for example the Holley Hotel and the old Kanawha Valley Hospital building. Finally in 1983, the Charleston Men’s Emergency Shelter moved into a fire station on Florida Street and sought to help any man in need of shelter. From this, they eventually grew and expanded the type of services needed by the men seeking services. Visit them at rslwc.org
YWCA of Charleston
Through our programs, facilities and services, we assist more than 10,000 individuals each year in the Greater Kanawha Valley. We provide shelter, case management, counseling, education, job training and childcare all while fostering independence in all our clients. By eliminating racism and empowering women, the YWCA is creating peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. Visit them at ywcacharleston.org ywcacharleston.org