Summerville Dream


500 Bryan Street
Contact Name: Pam Cromer

Parent, Teacher, Student Association supporting Alston schools.

8085 Rivers Avenue, Suite F
North Charleston, SC, 29406
843-764-2323 ext 364
Contact Name: Nancy Olson

Emergencey: 24 hours a day Office: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by moblizing the power of volunteers and the generousity of donors.

218 S. Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
Contact Name:
Website: ABCC Summerville

The mission of the ARTS, BUSINES & CIVIC COALITION of Summerville - Dorchester County, Inc is to enrich the lives of the citizens of the greater Summerville area by providing a Civic Center to promote cultural, business and civic opportunities. 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization. The organization serves as the voice of the community in the vision of a civic center. 

Contact Name: Michelle Zieg

Because of B.R.A.Y.D.E.N. is a local organization striving to prevent drownings in the Lowcountry and to educate families on the importance of water safety.

Contact Name: Beth Weinez

A summer day for kids with an auntism spectrum disorder and their friends

676 Orangeburg Road
Summerville, SC, 29483
Contact Name: Tim Dorn

Monday-Thursday: 6:00am-6:00pm, Friday: 6:00am-9:00pm, Saturday: 8:00am-9:00pm, Sunday: 8:30am-8:30pm

A full scale coffee shop with hand pressed espresso shots offering both hot and cold coffee, specialty drinks and teas; as well as smoothies and pastries. Free WiFi available.

30 Muirfield Village Court
Summerville, SC, 29483
Contact Name: Adam White

Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Chase After a Cure (CACC) is committed to raise awareness and research funds for Neuroblastoma.  Our focus is to educate the community about Neuroblastoma and raise much needed funds for research projects and clinical trials.  We benefit hospitals with pediatric research labs that specialize in Neuroblastoma research such as MUSC Children's Hopsital and similiar institutions.

135 Long Bourne Way
Summerville, SC, 29483
Contact Name: Denise Lee

by appointment only

Education organization to promote international understanding and goodwill through people-to-people exchanges.

810 Travelers Blvd. Suite D-1
Summerville, SC 29485
Contact Name: Karen E. Hill

Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm

Dorchester County First Steps is a comprehensive, results-oriented, early childhood education initiative designed to help South Carolina families ensure that their children reach first grade ready to succeed.

101 Greyback Road
Summerville, SC 29483
Contact Name: Jaye Jones Elliott

Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm

Household goods, building supplies, appliances and furniture.  For a listing of upcoming events please click our name.

312 N. Laurel Street
Summerville, SC, 29483
Contact Name: Jean K. Ott

Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Programs and activities for Dorchester County Seniors.

3380 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414
Contact Name: Kristine Morris
Website: Drayton Hall

House Tours: Monday-Saturday 9:30am-3:30pm Sunday 11:00am-3:30pm Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00am-3:20pm Sunday 11:00am-3:20pm


Drayton Hall is a National Trust historic site.  Circa 1738, American's oldest unrestored plantation house is still open to the public and is one of the oldest documented African-American cemeteries in the nation.

133 South Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
Contact Name: Cody Smith

Box Office Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12:00pm - 6:00pm

The mission of Flowertown Players, Inc. is to produce and present quality community theater, to encourage and promate educational and literary performing arts projects for all segments of the tricounty population and to provide a venue for thespians, artists, technicians and other creative people to practice their crafts.

P.O. Box 633
Ladson, SC 29456
Contact Name: Deborah McCall

Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm

The Foster Parent Association of Dorchester County S.C is a Network of Licensed Foster/Adoptive Parents, Agency Representatives and Community Partners that help benefit children and teens, who have come into the foster care system for a safe, loving enviroment.

76 Old Trolley Road
Summerville, SC 29485
Contact Name: Autumn Hoffstetter-President

Our monthly meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7pm. 

Our organization supports the library and its patrons with books, media equipment, programming, and other community events. 

217 Central Avenue
Summerville, SC 29483
Contact Name: Howard Bridgman

Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Book lending & reference library. Dedicated to contributing to the quality of life in Summerville by providing the community a variety of print materials and cultural events and by preserving the historic building in which the collection is housed.

4975 Lacross Rd, Suite 200
No. Charleston, SC 29406
Contact Name: Shannon Polny

We will admit qualified patients within three hours and be available 24/7, 365 days a year.


Our mission is to provide compassionate care to those we serve during the end of life's journey through our commitment to clinical excellence and uncompromising service. Hospice of Charleston has been supporting the community since 1981.

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The Junior Service League of Summerville was formed in the fall of 1988 as a way to build a strong base of volunteer service in our local community. With more than 100 active members, we have provided over 3,000 hours of community service this past year to local organizations.

2120 East Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
Contact Name: Sarah Robinson or Carolyn Tomlinson

Dorchester County Public Works/Recycling. The major goal and purpose of Keep Dorchester County Beautiful is to promote public interest in the general improvement of the environment of Dorchester County; to initiate, plan, direct and coordinate programs for litter control and recycling.

Contact Name: Emily Nolan

Support Group Meeting:  When:  2nd Tuesday of every month - 6:00 - 8:00 Where: HealthSouth Rehab Hospital (9181 Medcom Street - North Charleston, SC 29406 Located in cafeteria) Support Adventures:  TBA (Check website for adventures)

Limbs Without Limits is committed to support, motivate and empower individuals living with a mobility impairment to live a healthier more active lifestyle.  It is our mission at Limbs Without Limits to show individuals living with a mobility impairment that despite their disability, they too are able to succeed in an athletic environment.  In addition to athletic support, Limbs Without Limits provides emotional support for these individuals as well as their family members.  

Summerville, SC,
Contact Name: Teri Lupinacci

Lowcountry Festa Italiana is a 501(c)3 organication dedicated to promoting Italian culture. 

PO Box 592
Summerville, SC 29484
Contact Name: Leah Odom

We deliver hot, nutritious meals to homebound residents of the Summerville area. In most cases, these recipients are senior citizens and our volunteers are the only person they will see all day. We serve around 150 meals per day Monday through Friday.

Contact Name: Sandra Freshman

Monday-Friday 9:00am-7:00pm By phone or email

Each year young women choose to compete in the Miss South Carolina System, the largest provider of scholarships for young women in the Miss America system.  The Miss Charleston/Miss Summerville Scholarship Organization is an official local preliminary of the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant.

215 Azalea Square Blvd.
Contact Name: Jeff Centers
Website: Riverland Church

Sunday Celebrations will be held at 10 am in the Regal Cinemas on Azalea Square Blvd. beginning Jan. 26, 2014.

Riverland Church will be launching Sunday Celebrations Jan. 26, 2014 in the Regal Cinemas in Azalea Square.  They are a non-denominational church focusing on connecting people who are new to the area or do not have a church connection to the life changing message of Hope in Jesus Christ.

218 South Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
Contact Name: Jim Reaves

Sculpture in the South is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sculpture through both education and the creation of Summerville Permanent Public Sculpture Collection. Since 1999, 21 pieces of sculpture have been installed

75 Old Trolley Road
Summerville, SC 29485
Contact Name: Holly Patterson

Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Resale store benefiting the Frances R. Willis SPCA

P. O. Box 52293
Summerville, SC 29484
Contact Name: Ronald D. Smoak

nonprofessional ballet company using local ballet students as preformers

118 W. Richardson Ave.
Summerville, SC, 29483
Contact Name: Naomi Nimmo

by appointment only

The Summerville Community Orchestra is made up of musicians from Summerville, South Carolina and the Lowcountry. The SCO was founded in 2003 by a group of approximately 20 musicians, who gathered for the purpose of playing quality music for the pure joy of it; some were professionals, others were amateurs; all were volunteers, including the director, George Frink, of Charleston.

Contact Name: David McIntosh

President David McIntosh 871-1556

Vice-President Paula Strobel 709-5148

Lions help those in need with: Eye Glasses - Eye Surgeries - Leader Dogs - Hearing Aids. The Lions also provide help for other charitable efforts (i.e. Camp Leo)

140 S. Cedar Street
Summerville, SC 29483
Contact Name: Donna Totten

Monday - Thursday 5:00am - 10:00pm, Friday 5:00am-9:00pm,  Saturday 7:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Sports and recreation facility offering a wide range of programs and services to the Summerville community.

P.O. Box 2752
Summerville, SC 29484
Contact Name: Jenny Rentz

We support the Summerville High School Band. 

Summerville, SC 29483
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100 Sawmill Drive
Summerville, SC 29483
Contact Name: Lee Hoff

Monday Night Lessons And Weekend Events

The Summerville Shag Club is a group of all ages that wants to have fun, learn to dance and meet new friends. We are serious about keeping the South Carolina tradition of beach music and the Shag dance style alive and well. Whether you are an old hand at the Shag or a newcomer you will love the friendly helpful crowd you will find at our events.

206 Central Avenue
Summerville, SC, 29483
Contact Name: Peg Lahmeyer
Website: The Ark of SC

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm, Respite Programs -Summerville: Monday-Thursday 10:00am-1:45pm, St. George: Tuesday 10:00am-1:45pm

The ARK provides hope and relief to families dealing with Alzheimer's and related dementia, through respite care, caregiver support and consultation, community education and outreach.

Contact Name: Kiki Cooper

This branch of the Salvation Army is an office that focuses on helping people in emergency situations. The organization does not have a thrift store at this location, but provides financial help with basic costs such as rent, food and electricity. The Salvation Army also provides Bibles and referrals for free clothing and furniture to those in need.

2045 Spaulding Drive
North Charleston, SC 29406
Contact Name: Victor Arredondo
Website: Way FM

Using media in a culturally relevant way to influence this generation to love and follow Jesus.

Mission Statement

Summerville Dream (Downtown Restoration, Enhancement and Management) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Summerville by enhancing the aesthetic, cultural, social and economic aspects of the Historic Downtown District while preserving the Historic Identity.

What We Do

Affiliated with Main Street SC (MASC) and the National Main Street Association, Summerville Dream works to enhance Community Identity and pride by providing “hometown” events, assisting businesses with design improvements, building tourism, and marketing Historic Downtown Summerville to residents and guests.

218 S. Main St. Summerville, SC 29483

Phone: (843) 821-7260 | Fax: (843) 851-7884 | Email: