The Shepherd’s Table is always looking for new and exciting ways to raise funds. Special projects in the past have included:
The Annual Gala, co-chaired by Sara Jean Sasser and Shirley LeForce, for 7 years, was initially held at the Sidewheeler, later moving to The Riverside Club. In 2013, a Silent Auction was added to the festivities. Chef Darren Smith of The Rivertown Bistro graciously provided the delicious food.
Wooden Lenten Crosses, built by members of the Sertoma Club, have been displayed in yards throughout town during Lent. The crosses come with three sashes – the purple sash is draped on the cross, starting on Ash Wednesday. On Good Friday, it is replaced with the black sash, followed by display of the white sash on Easter Sunday.
BBQ Fundraiser – Sponsored by Waccamaw Sertoma, along with Big D’s BBQ Trough, in Conway, the proceeds of this fund raiser benefitted The Shepherd’s Table.
Empty Bowls Project – This is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. In exchange for a cash donation, the public is invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. Guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Thanks to Tim Whitten, a local potter, who created and donated 100 clay bowls to The Shepherd’s Table for this project.
Conway Downtown and St. Nicholas BBQ Fest – The Shepherd’s Table has sold baked goods from their booth at these Arts & Crafts Fairs for the past several years.
Friends of The Shepherd’s Table 2015 – This new fundraiser has been established to take the place of our Annual Gala. Businesses, organizations, and individuals were invited to make a donation in the amount of $1,000 by December 31, 2014. We will be including the names/organizations of our Friends on a plaque, which we will display with pride, at The Shepherd’s Table. We will also be having T-shirts with the names/logos of our
“Friends for 2015” printed on the back of the T-shirts. The public is invited to purchase one of these T-shirts for $15. We are very grateful for the many other donations we have received.
Feed it Forward – A series of luncheons presented by The Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class to benefit The Shepherd’s Table (eat-in or take-out) was held each Friday in February during 2015. Participating restaurants and caterers included the Hard Rock Café, Horry Georgetown Technical College Culinary Arts Technology Department, Blackie’s Pizza and Chef Michael Williams of the House of Blues.