The Charleston Library Society will host OLM Community Outreach Services for a "Great Expectations" fundraiser on Thursday, April 25th.
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OLM Hosts Fundraiser to Increase Education Services to Sea Island and Downtown Charleston Residents
Our Lady of Mercy Outreach will host its 16th Annual Auction on Sunday, January 27, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Charleston Marriott Hotel
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Local Nonprofit Receives $30k in Grants to Provide Free Community Outreach Services
Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach has received three grants, each for $10,000.
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Our Lady of Mercy nuns helping city's neediest
With a new sister taking the helm of Charleston's order, this is a new day, or at least a changing one, at the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy's convent on James Island.
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The Mission of Mercy
The island communities of Kiawah, Seabrook, Johns, and Wadmalaw are truly spectacular. From dazzling sunsets, to unique wildlife, to world class dining, the island communities of Charleston are unlike anywhere else. Perhaps what makes these islands so special is the deeply rooted community involvement. Residents and vacationers alike continuously commit their time and skills to better the surrounding areas and give back to their community. Read More »
Key Leadership Changes
After two decades of leadership to the Johns Island-based nonprofit, Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach, Sister Mary Joseph Ritter has assumed the role of General Superior with the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy for the Charleston region. Jill Jackson Ledford will assume the role of executive director with Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach.
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Catholic Extension Provides Three-Year Grant
Catholic Extension has approved a three-year, $105,000 grant to the Outreach in support of its services in general, and to assist the Neighborhood House in particular. The grant will provide $35,000 per year for each of the next three years. Read more »
Blackbaud System to Promote Development
The Outreach has purchased, and is in the process of transitioning to, a Blackbaud Raiser's Edge development system. This state-of-the-art system will allow the Outreach to better communicate with our supporters and potential supporters. The Raiser's Edge system coordinates donor information, gift record keeping, communications, special events and volunteer information. The system was partially supported through a grant from the Coastal Community Foundation. Read more »
O'Neil Foundation Expands Support
The W. O'Neil Foundation of Chevy Chase, Maryland has awarded a grant to the Outreach in support of its emergency assistance services. The gift will help the Outreach meet the emergency needs of local individuals and families experiencing economic hardships. The gift, totaling $25,000, for the first time also provides support for the services provided by the Outreach through the Neighborhood House in downtown Charleston. Read more »
Women Making a Difference Benefit Neighborhood House
The Neighborhood House has received a grant from Women Making a Difference in the amount of $4,200 to fund emergency assistance for women and children in crisis situations. The funds will be administered on a case-by-case basis to women with critical needs and no other available resources. Examples include inability to pay rent or utility bills, and lack of food or medications. Read more »
Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club Continues Support of Dental Clinic
The Outreach Wellness Center's dental clinic has once again received a grant in support of its services from the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club. The gift, in the amount of $10,000, continues the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club's longstanding practice of supporting the dental services provided to those in need in the sea islands area. Mike Morris, an officer of the Club, personally dropped off the gift during a recent visit to the Johns Island campus. Read more »
ESL: An Apple A Day
This month ESL students will be learning about various aspects of nutrition. They will be studying how to maintain a balanced diet and an active lifestyle. Students will be visited by local nutritionist, Kathleen Parramore. In addition, students will learn important life skills such as how to read nutrition labels and how to prevent childhood obesity.
Service Coordination Enhanced by Gift from Sisters of Charity of South Carolina Foundation
Through a new program entitled "The Fishing Project," the Outreach has enhanced significantly its coordination of services. The intent of the project is to magnify the ability of all of the Outreach's efforts to lift people out of poverty by coordinating the services they receive and by educating them about the means by which they can progress toward a more independent and productive life. Read more »