The St. Johns Parish Rotary Club is committed to serving people throughout the Sea Islands community.
Annually, we deliver dictionaries to third graders at island schools. Each December, we have a luncheon honoring seniors at Our Lady of Mercy. Club members actively engage in various other community activities throughout the year.
The club also provides small grants to several organizations each year to help them meet their needs. Examples of recent gifts include:
- Yes Carolina: $500 grant to support cash prizes to students at St. Johns High School who enter the organizations local school entrepreneurial competition.
- Mount Zion Elementary School: $1,000 grant to support a fifth grade trip to Camp Seewee in Awendaw. It’s an educational session focused on marine science.
- America’s Warriors: $750 to support park and tennis facilities at Herbert Tennis Center that are specially equipped for handicapped veterans.
- Ward Leigh Foundation: $1,000 to offset technology costs in education for students in Sea Islands schools.
- Sweet Grass Park, Full Faith Ministries: $600 to purchase benches for the educational pavilion for the park, an ongoing project for Full Faith Ministries’ Boys to Men ministry.
- Johns Island Rural Housing: $1,000 towards construction of a full-functioning commercial kitchen on the senior housing site. Last year, the club provided funds, including monies from a Rotary matching grant, to buy a commercial refrigerator for the project.
- Wadmalaw Island Community Center: $500 to go toward the cost of school supplies in a partnership with Miller and Associates. More than 300 students received supplies in a recent year.