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Lowcountry Nonprofit Hosts Fundraiser to Increase Education Services to Sea Island and Downtown Charleston Residents

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach will host its 16th Annual Auction on Sunday, January 27, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Charleston Marriott Hotel located at 170 N. Lockwood Blvd. Tickets are $75 and include a silent auction during a cocktail hour with light hors devours and wine followed by a live auction and formal Sunday dinner. Proceeds from the event will go directly to educational outreach services including early childhood education, English as a Second Language (ESL), GED preparation, budgeting classes, women’s health education, craft classes and more!

“The Annual Auction has been our most successful fundraising event for many years,” says Jill Jackson Ledford, executive director of Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach. “We are pleased to announce that proceeds from this year’s “Sweet 16”-themed event will directly go toward our educational services for people of all ages and stages of need.”

Several hundred items ranging from $8 to $750 will be up for bidding during the silent auction including artwork, home decor items, jewelry, food and wine baskets, golf clubs, tickets for musical and sporting events, and gift certificates for local restaurants and retail shops. A full Sunday dinner will be served at 2:30 p.m. followed by the live auction hosted by Doug Warner of Carolina One Real Estate. A few of the live auction items include a Scotland getaway to the Glen House, a Napa Valley Wine Country tour, a Bloomingdale’s shopping spree trip and a game table and chairs from Southeastern Galleries.

To purchase tickets for the event, call (843) 559-4109.