The City of Darlington has many active civic groups and members, and several of these groups present scholarships to area youth.
The American Legion, a military, veterans, civic and community- & family-based organization, has two posts in Darlington.
Eligibility for American Legion membership is limited to those honorably discharged veterans and current personnel of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or Air Force who served at least one day of active duty. We do rent out the building for events/parties.
Post 13 (chartered August 1919), based on SC 151, meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month.
The contact number for Post 13 is (843) 250-1727.
P.O. Box 52 Darlington, SC 29540
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The Darlington Branch of the NAACP meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at 109 Pearl St., Darlington. The organization works to ensure that all individuals are afforded equal rights, to be a voice for the voiceless, and to confront racism and discrimination wherever we find it. Find them on Facebook here.
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The Darlington Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW GREY/FARROW Post 3609, meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Taki’s Diner, 609 Pearl St., Darlington
Quartermaster: Wilbur Henley
Commander: Henry Tarte
Contact: P.O. Box 387, Darlington, SC 29540-0387. Phone: (843) 393-1614
The Darlington Garden Study Club promotes the study and love of gardening and encourages civic beauty.
The Garden Club is involved in many projects in the City, including maintaining and improving the look of several gardens in town. The club’s biggest project, the McCullough-Dargan Garden, can be seen from Pearl Street.
Find the club on Facebook here.
Darlington County Humane Society is an animal shelter that takes in unwanted or homeless pets and helps families find the perfect pet. The animal shelter is located off Harry Byrd Highway (SC 151) at 1701 Animal Control Blvd., Darlington.
The Board of Directors meets at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Hartsville Memorial Library, 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville.
The Darlington Lions Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Taki’s Diner, 609 Pearl St.
This dedicated group collects eyeglasses to be recycled and distributed across the developing world. The club also helps getting affordable eyeglasses.
The Club, in conjunction with the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County, sponsors FREE vision screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Darlington Clinic, 203 Grove St. You do not have to be a patient at the clinic for this service.
For information about the Darlington Lions Club, contact Mike Beckham at (843) 319-2764 or Frank Cole at (843) 309-1681.
The largest of the City’s civic organizations, the Darlington Kiwanis Club is a community service organization focused on educating children and sponsors several programs to help them succeed, specifically the Terrific Kids Program, All A’s Recognition, and scholarships among other activities.
The Club meets at 1 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Darlington Country Club.
The Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault provides services to victims of child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina. Pee Dee Coalition was organized in 1986 in South Carolina and serves as the rape crisis and family violence center for Florence, Darlington, Marion, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Dillon and Williamsburg Counties. Satellite Centers are located in each county. The Darlington office is located at 105 Orange St.
Crisis intervention services are provided through the 24-hour toll-free crisis line.
The Pilot Club of Darlington meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month at the Jewels Deluxe.
In May and November, the club only meets the second Monday, and in December the club meets on the first Monday.
This Club organizes the S.C. Sweet Potato Festival each year on the second Saturday in October on the Public Square.
The Darlington Professional Women is a networking association for businesswomen in the Pee Dee Area, with a focus in Darlington County.
The group meets at noon on the third Wednesday of the month at the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce, 38 Public Square.
The Darlington Professional Women organization has four main objectives: To become aware of the local, state, national and international events of interest; To promote nurturing and networking among business women; To encourage self-awareness through educational programs; and To recognize excellence in women, professionally and personally.
F3 Darlington’s mission is to Plant, Grow and Serve small workout groups for the reinvigoration of male community leadership.
The group offers FREE BootCamp style workouts for men on the Public Square at Orange and Main Streets at 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, rain or shine.