This year’s St. John’s Market was a huge success, thanks to the hard work of our extensive team of volunteers who baked, knitted, curated, donated, organized and more!
This year, we used the former bookstore and several of our newly renovated rooms on the main church campus. We were also blessed with beautiful weather on Market Day, which allowed checkout to take place outdoors. Everything was perfectly organized, thanks to this year’s Market Co-Chairs Taska Zorn and Lizbeth Childs. Thank you, ladies, for making this treasured event a success!
“It was so fun to have all the Market volunteers together again and it was our pleasure to open our doors to the community,” said Lizbeth Childs.
We received an overwhelming number of Market Grant applications this year. And despite the hardships of the pandemic, the 2021 St. John’s Market took in $28K after expenses, which enabled us to award $14K in grants to local organizations. The remaining $14K will help support St. John’s mission, programs, and ministries.
Congratulations to the 2021 grant recipients, whose projects were selected to receive funding from the St. John’s Market Grants committee, as approved by the church Vestry.
2021 GRANT RECIPIENTS:
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market covers one year of weekly music therapy at the Alzheimer’s Project’s newest respite location.
Visit the Alzheimer’s Project website to learn more about the wonderful things this organization is doing for caregivers in our community.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will cover electrical and plumbing repairs that are part of a Habitat warehouse renovation, a project that enables Habitat to provide on-the-job training and mentoring for local youth.
Visit the Big Bend Habitat for Humanity website to learn more about the wonderful things this organization is doing to changes lives and local communities through homeownership.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will provide robotic comfort pets, which are especially significant for BBH patients living with dementia.
Visit the Big Bend Hospice website to learn how they are positively impacting the way our community experiences serious illness or grief, by supporting individuals and their loved ones in the Big Bend.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will purchase lumber to build 20 dining tables for furniture recipients.
Visit the ECHO of Tallahassee website to learn how this organization is helping reduce poverty by providing emergency resources and support services to people in need in the Big Bend.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will purchase a smart TV and a popcorn maker for a “pod.” Due to COVID-19, ECS established pods to provide daily interaction for seniors in smaller groups. TVs keep the pods connected and involved in the same activities.
Visit the Elder Care Services, Inc. website to learn how they help improve the quality of life for seniors and their caregivers in the Big Bend.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will purchase a dozen air purifiers, tools that must be in place before Grace Mission can fully reopen.
Visit the Grace Mission Episcopal Church website to learn about the worship offerings, and programs and services, this organization provides to those in need in the Tallahassee community.
The award granted by the St. John’s Market will help provide temporary housing assistance for refugee families who have relocated to Tallahassee.
Visit the International Rescue Committee website to learn how they provide opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market is for a car seat safety program, specifically to help develop an educational component with area partners, provide resources for hands-on events, and develop publicity pieces about car seat safety.
Visit the Lutheran Social Services of North Florida website to learn how this organization is helping develop and administer programs to address unmet social service needs in north Florida.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will fund memberships to the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) for ten Youth from St. Michael & All Angels.
Visit the St. Michael and All Angels and Union of Black Episcopalians websites to learn how this national organization gathers together Black Episcopalians and allies of like mind who support UBE’s anti-racism agenda.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will help Survive and Thrive hire a planner to assist with strategic planning funding. Due to the pandemic and several shifts in services, STAC is at a pivotal point in its history where professional assistance is needed to help secure funding so the organization can continue assisting local survivors.
Visit the Survive & Thrive Advocacy Center website to see how this organization is providing direct aid and case management services to survivors of sex and labor trafficking.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will help the Garden Club’s Buddleia Circle provide a shade covering at Conley Elementary School, the local school where the Tallahassee Garden Club has been working with educators and students to build an outdoor learning environment.
Visit the Tallahassee Garden Club website to learn about the many ways this organization sponsors and supports programs that enrich our community.