Animal Lovers of Edisto (ALOE) is an all-volunteer, non-profit, "no-kill", canine rescue devoted to helping stray and found dogs on the Island and nearby communities. Their mission is to provide shelter, food, veterinary care--all of their dogs are spayed or neutered--and love until their rescues are healthy and socialized enough to be adopted.

Visit their website to learn more about ALOE, volunteer or to donate.


Edisto Island Community Association

The purpose of the Association is to provide its membership with information about the political, social, economic and environmental issues that directly relate to the development of Edisto Island. The Association further seeks an active role in influencing the future development of the island by promoting the safety of its citizens, the guardianship of the island’s historical and cultural heritage, the protection of its members and their neighbors from unwanted encroachments, and by encouraging only that agricultural, business, and residential development that will support a peaceful and orderly way of life.

Additionally, the Association promotes the education of island residents through support of the local public school, awarding of post-secondary scholarships, and encouragement of adult literacy programs.

The Edisto Art Guild

The Edisto Art Guild supports and promote the arts in the community for the benefit of the residents and tourists. Monthly programs feature poetry, music, and presentations by regional artists and artisans. Additionally, they host juried art shows at the Edisto Island Museum, two arts and crafts shows a year, and produce community theatre productions. The Guild is a major sponsor of Chamber Music Charleston's Edisto concert series. The Art Guild meets the second Monday of every month except July and August at the Edisto Civic Center, 42 Station Court (behind Prudential Kapp Lyons Realty) at 7 :00 p.m. Visitors are welcomed to attend.

View of docks and marsh at sunset.

Edisto Island Lions Club

Join the most active civic club on Edisto and be a part of an organization dedicated to the betterment of our beautiful island. The Edisto Island Lions Club meets the 4th Tuesday of the month, except June, July and August.

The Lions Club, is also the host of an Edisto summer tradition, BINGO! During the months of June - August, bingo is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Doors open at 5:30pm with games beginning at 6:00pm. The Edisto Island Lions Club is located at 2907 Myrtle Street. 

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Edisto Women’s Club

The Edisto Women’s Club (EWC) is a non-profit group whose purpose is to promote entertaining social activities and fellowship. The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from September through May at 6:30 p.m.  Meetings are held at the Lions' Club Building, 2907 Myrtle Street, Edisto Beach.  At each meeting, a delicious catered dinner is served followed by a scheduled program.  Program topics are varied and designed to be educational and fun.  The cost to attend meetings is $15 for members and $20 for guests.  About fifty women attend each meeting.

To see what the Edisto Women's Club has been up to, check out their facebook page.

King’s Daughters

The Whatsoever Circle of the International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons is an interdenominational Christian service organization.

The chapter’s name, Whatsoever Circle, is based upon scripture found in Philippians 4:8.   “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

"We support the ministries of the International Order as well as sponsor local projects and services for area residents with a three-fold emphasis:  religious, educational and philanthropic."

 Women from Edisto Island have had a long tradition of Christian service. The Whatsoever Circle was organized January 13, 1888, and is one of the oldest continually operating IOKDS circles in the United States.  Mrs. Lucille Venning Mikell served as the Circle’s first president.  Beginning with a bazaar and plantation tour in 1963, the Whatsoever Circle is the sponsor for what has evolved into the annual Edisto Day Bazaar. 

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People mulling around at an outdoor event.


Edisto United

Edisto United helps Edisto youth succeed. The organization encompasses Edisto Elves, Edisto Eats, and the former Learning Through Loggerheads—Now their project based learning program. These three programs focus on helping Edisto's youth realize their full potential by identifying and providing extra resources that benefit their development. To find out how you can help Edisto's youth succeed, call (843) 868-1095.

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The mission of the EIOLT is to preserve and protect lands, scenic vistas, heritage, and conservation resources of Edisto Island for future generations. Edisto Island has approximately 51% of her total lands conserved through the efforts of EIOLT and other conservation partners. Believed to be the island with the largest percentage of undeveloped space on the east coast, Edisto will remain virtually untouched by subdivision and commercialization.  The main efforts of EIOLT will continue to be conserving additional properties on Edisto and focused stewardship of the lands it currently conserves.

To learn more, visit their website at:

Edisto Historic Preservation Society

The mission of the Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society is to preserve and exhibit the history of Edisto, and to educate the public in these endeavors.

Edisto Museum Hours :

Jan./Feb. - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Tues, Thurs, Sat
March-October - 12:00 to 5:00, Tues.-Sat.
Nov./Dec. - 11:00 to 4:00, Tues.-Sat.

Admission: $5 - adults; $4 - seniors and military; $2 for students. Children ages 10 and under are free.

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Edisto Belles

The Edisto Belles are a group of survivors and supporters dedicated to heighten breast health awareness. Through support to each other and sharing their experiences, they hope to encourage others through their journey and in the process assist in effecting a cure so that breast cancer can be eradicated. Their name relates to the "Ringing of the Bell" at end of treatment, and their motto is "Til the Bell is No Longer Needed."

Visit their facebook page

"We would love to hear from you. You do not have to be a breast cancer survivor to be a part of Edisto Belles.  Although our goal is to heighten breast health awareness, we do not focus on breast cancer. We have a lot of fun and share lifetime memories as survivors, family members, friends, anyone who believes in our cause."

Frespace—Friends Of Edisto Beach State Park And Edisto Ace Basin

FRESPACE = FRiends of Edisto Beach State Park and the Edisto ACE Basin NERR (National Estuarine Research Reserve) and (EIC) Environmental Learning Center. The purpose of FRESPACE is to solicit volunteers and raise funds to support local, educational and recreational projects for the public by enhancing the park systems, Environmental Learning Center, Ranger Station, and park grounds.

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View kayaks ready to launch next to the McKinley Washington Jr. Bridge to Edisto Island, SC.