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Dining With Friends Returns; Sign Up to Host a Party & Raise Money for Palmetto Community Care



After a nearly five-year hiatus, Palmetto Community Care is reviving a classic fundraiser: Dining With Friends. Hundreds of people around the greater Charleston community will host dinner parties in their homes, churches, or workplaces as part of a massive fundraising effort to support the work of Palmetto Community Care. Party hosts and their guests are invited to a Grand Finale celebration on January 19th, 2019, with drinks, desserts and dancing.

Anyone can sign up to host a party. Hosts organize a dinner party, a potluck at the office, a black-tie dinner party in their home, a backyard barbecue, or an oyster roast – anything goes. Palmetto Community Care will provide the party invitations, red ribbons, posters, and party tips. Guests bring a donation for Palmetto Community Care and enjoy a great dinner with friends.

All Dining With Friends hosts and their guests will gather at 8 pm on Saturday, January 19th at Memminger Auditorium in downtown Charleston. Desserts and treats from some of Charleston’s best restaurants will be available along with drinks and live music for dancing.

Hosts don’t have to worry about “asking their friends for money” – the invitations provided will do all the work. Hosts just fill out their specific party information on the pre-printed invitation and send them to their friends. Hosts also receive envelopes for the donations that they can turn in after the event. Hosts also can choose electronic invites, electronic donation forms, and other online fundraising tools.

Sign up to be a Dining With Friends Host by December 15th. Additional information and the sign-up form are available at Hosts will receive their invitation and party information packet no later than December 21st.

About Palmetto Community Care

Palmetto Community Care has been helping those living with HIV for more than 25 years. It all started with a belief that no one living with HIV or AIDS should go without medical care, everyday resources or emotional support. We believe our continued commitment to our work here in the Lowcountry will help bring an end to the HIV epidemic through increased HIV testing, prevention and education. Free, confidential HIV/STI testing: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and until 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. No appointment needed. For more information, visit

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