Celebrate With Us!

Midlands Gives 2017 headquarters is at South Carolina State Museum (301 Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29214)!

South Carolina State Museum

Headquarters is a central location for the community to celebrate giving on May 2nd. Nonprofits and community members are invited to come to headquarters on giving day to cheer during local television broadcasts. SCE&G is hosting the Parking Lot Picnic from 4:30 to 7:00 PM to celebrate our community's giving. 

Many participating nonprofits are also planning events on May 2nd. Check the events tab of your favorite nonprofit's profile page to see if they are hosting an event for you to attend. 

After 5:00 PM, all guests will receive $5.00 discounted admission to South Carolina State Museum! Admission from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM is normal general admission prices.


Schedule of Events 

*Schedule subject to change. 

5:00 AM to 10:00 AM Cheer for nonprofits on Local Television Broadcasts

11:45 AM Nephron Hoops Challenge | Come cheer on local Mayors and Council Chairs as they compete to win prizes for local nonprofits

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM Cheer for nonprofits on Local Television Broadcasts

4:00 PM to 7:30 PM Cheer for nonprofits on Local Television Broadcasts

4:30 PM to 7:00 PM Parking Lot Picnic | Hosted by SCE&G

5:00 PM to 10:00 PM $5 Admission to South Carolina State Museum


Midlands Gives Parking Lot Picnic  

Hosted by SCE&G, the Midlands Gives Parking Lot Picnic is a free celebration event open to the public. Make plans to join us for light refreshments, music and more! Highlights include: 

  • Light Refreshments, Ice Cream Bar, and Homemade Lemonade
  • Music provided by DJ Prince Ice
  • Limited-edition Midlands Gives Mugs for the first 175 people who show their Midlands Gives donation receipt
  • Face Painting and Baloon Artistry by Emeralds Artistry
  • Special Planetarium showings of "Shadows from Space" exclusive for Picnic guests. Shows will be at 5:00 PM and 6:45 PM and will last 15 minutes each.

Midlands Gives Parking Lot Picnic