Things To Do Thursday, April 9, 2015 (copy)

The Alley is hosting a clothing and food drive, along with online donation portal, to help those in the Caribbean affected by recent hurricanes. 

The Alley, located at 131 Columbus St., is bowling a strike with its efforts to help those in need following the recent natural disasters in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  

From 11 a.m. to close on Saturday and Sunday, the popular downtown bowling alley will host a clothes and supply drive for local nonprofit LowcountryLOVEforVI. The items donated will be sent to help those in the Caribbean who were affected by the raw devastation of both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. 

And, as a reward for doing good, all guests who donate will have the option to a free Charleston Mix Bloody Mary, domestic bottled beer or loaded tots appetizer. 

That isn't the only way to help, however. Cash donations will also be accepted online Saturday and Sunday at gofundme.com/charlestonloveforVI to help LowcountryLOVEforVI reach a goal of $15,000. The Alley will also reward those who donate $20 or more online with the same aforementioned drinks and food after showing their Go Fund Me receipts. 

Teaming up with fundraising efforts by The Alley, BoomTown! will also contribute by hosting a power generator drive from Monday, Sept. 25 to Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The first 20 people to donate power generators to 1505 King St. extension Suite 101 will receive a voucher for a bowling party for 12 people at The Alley. 

LowcountryLOVEforVI is a Charleston-based grassroots charity in partnership with Project St. Croix devoted to collecting and delivering much-needed supplies to residents of the islands victimized by recent hurricanes.

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