Good Deed Friday Helps Raise Money for Local Charities
Many donations were accepted on at Good Deed Friday
By Matt Fitzpatrick
Posted April 5, 2010 11:00 AM
The second annual "Good Deed Friday" gave the people of Columbia a chance to donate to charities during time of the year when such donations are normally down.
Ambassadors of the West Metro Chamber of Commerce created the event last year, and it was so successful they decided to hold again this year at the former New Orleans restaurant in West Columbia.
Chairperson Joyce Wagster said the event reminds people that charities need help year round.
"You know everybody gives back at Christmas and that's a good thing, we would never want anybody to stop doing that, but we don't see a lot going on around Easter time and several times throughout the year," she said.
Charities on hand included the South Carolina Autism Society, PETS inc, and Harvest Hope Food Bank.
"Good Friday and Good Deed Friday go hand in hand and its you know giving back to the community during this wonderful week of Christianity and doing a good deed for your community and giving back to those who are in need," said Amy Lowery of Harvest Hope.
Pretty Pictures was also on had to take Easter Portraits in return for a $20 donation and Carolina Records & Information Management provided document shredding for donations.