By Mary Schenkel
Under normal circumstances, the John’s Island Community Service League has supported its charitable endeavors primarily through fund-raising events and revenue from the Tambourine Shop. But as everyone knows, this past year has been anything but normal.
Curtailing their funding of local charities was never an option for this philanthropic group, who despite the forced cancellation of their 40th Anniversary Gala last March, dispersed a then all-time high of more than $1.2 million in 2020, which included grants to charitable agencies, to the United Way COVID-19 Fund, and to scholarships to John’s Island employees and their children.
Through sheer determination and the generosity of residents and sponsors, the JICSL this fiscal year (May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021) has surpassed even that amount, distributing more than $1.5 million back into the community.