Libraries for Kids International, a local nonprofit, will host a wine tasting with charcuterie and dessert from 6 to 9 p.m. April 23 at the Rotary Community Center in Oscar Frazier Park, 11 Recreation Court in Bluffton.

The event will benefit children in rural Kenya with little or no internet and no school libraries.

Libraries for Kids International was founded in 2019 by Roy Austin of Bluffton. He discovered the needs of the children there when he took a bucket-list safari trip to Kenya.

Libraries for Kids has created libraries in 1,609 (out of 6,700) schools in Kenya, impacting 360,000 kids in less than three years. The need in Kenya is great, and other countries are on a waiting list.

The organization is the recipient of the Greater Bluffton Chamber 2020 award for best local nonprofit.

The event also will include a presentation by Juan Carlos of Tacaron, a specialty wine shop in Okatie; a silent auction; raffles; and door prizes for all attendees. Items are now being accepted for the auction.

Tickets for the event are $125 each. Tables of eight may be reserved.

For more information, sponsorships, and to purchase tickets, contact Austin at 843-597-4826 or or visit