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                                                                              

American Heart Ball   

  Animal Society Annual Meeting                                           

Assisted Living Visits                       

  Autism Walk                                     

  Charleston Symphony Designer Show House     

  Colon Cancer Fundraiser (Unmasking Colon Cancer)    

 Crisis Ministries Talent Show and Fundraiser               

Day of Caring        

Florence Crittenton Fundraiser 

 Footlight Theater Fundraiser                 

Garrett Academy         (updated 1/8)  

Gibbes Museum Grand Re-Opening  

 Go Red Heart Luncheon                                                         

Habitat 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  

 March of Dimes Gala                   (updated 12/27)                                                    

Pass The Purse Project                        (updated 1/4)  

Pattison Academy Hat Decorating             

Preservation Society                             

Race for The Cure                                               

 Robert Taylor Festival Choir           

Running With The Hounds               

  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