In the section "wHAT it Means to be a Hat Lady,"  the following line appeared: "When Ladies look good, they feel good. When Ladies feel good, they DO good.  Our spirit of volunteerism is as strong as...and compatible with...our love of hats.  We're fashion with compassion because there's "hats" in "hearts."

Furthermore, our giving back to our community is wHAT sets us apart from other Hat societies.  Creative Home magazine described us as "...a volunteer brigade of stylish Ladies who are making a difference."  Others have called us:  "fashionable ambassadors" and "elegantly civic-minded."  Charleston Magazine and Coastal Community Foundation gave us The Community Catalyst Award, an equivalent of an Oscar in the Lowcountry because of it. 

9-1-1 Firemen Silent Walk                  (Updated 9/16)                                                                     

American Heart Ball   

  Animal Society Annual Meeting                                           

Assisted Living Visits               

  Autism Walk        

Black Theater                              

  Charleston Symphony Designer Show House     

  Colon Cancer Fundraiser (Unmasking Colon Cancer)    

 Crisis Ministries Talent Show and Fundraiser               

Day of Caring      

Florence Crittenton Fundraiser                     

Garrett Academy        

Gibbes Museum Grand Re-Opening  

 Go Red Heart Luncheon                                                         

Habitat (Habi-hat) for Humanity            

 Hat Day in the Sun           

Hat Decorating Project at Medical University of South Carolina: This Project ended after 11 years due to too many restrictions being placed on us by The Hospital.   Click HERE to see the joy we pulled out of our hats for and with the children.

Hats for The Homeless         

 Hats off to Reading          

Historic Charleston Foundation Spring Tour of Homes & Gardens                                                                               

 Meals on Wheels   

Pass The Purse Project                        

Pattison Academy Hat Decorating             

Preservation Society                                          

Race for The Cure                        

Red Party for School of Building Arts                      

 Robert Taylor Festival Choir           

Running With The Hounds               

  Scottish  Games and Highland Gathering, Boone Hall Plantation

  Teachers Supply Closet                      

  Toys for Debi's Kids                  

  Trident Literary Fundraiser                                      

While most of our volunteerism is "hands on," we also support causes that call for donation of goods. In each case, one or more of our own Hatsisters are involved in that organization:

 Florence Crittenton Home for Unwed Mothers

 Teachers' Supply Closet

Dragon Boat Charleston