Men of St. John's Oyster Roast & Action - Postponed - An invitation to support charitable organizations and ministries

Out of an abundance of caution in light of COVID-19, the Men of St. John's are postponing the annual Oyster Roast & Auction scheduled for March 27, 2020. We look forward to hosting a larger and even more festive gathering later this year, so please stay tuned for details in the future!

In the meantime, we invite you to join us in supporting some of the outstanding charitable organizations and ministries to which the proceeds of our events are distributed. Financial contributions to these groups can have a significant impact, especially during this time when the needs of those they serve may be increasing.

Below please find a list of organizations that support potentially vulnerable populations and links to make a direct contribution if you so desire:

  • Hand Middle School Backpack Programwhich provides backpacks of food each week during the school year to needy Hand Middle School students. This is considered St. John’s signature project and donations may be made via the church website by selecting "Helping Hands Backpack Program" from the drop-down menu
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank, which feeds the hungry across 20 South Carolina counties, distributing over 22.9 million meals last year and feeding approximately 40,425 people a week
  • Family Promise of the Midlands, which supports families experiencing homelessness by providing shelter, food, and hope for a better future through volunteers in local faith-based congregations, like St. John’s, who provide radical hospitality to guest families
  • The FriendShip, a Columbia-based nonprofit dedicated to helping older adults lead healthy, independent, and active lives in their own homes and communities through programs and services like transportation, home maintenance assistance, and social engagement opportunities

Thank you, as always, for your support of MOSJ and the worthy charities and ministries with whom we are proud to partner.

Men of St. John's Episcopal Church, Shandon


Stay Tuned to the Oyster Roast & Auction event page on FaceBook for more information as it becomes available: