The 2022 St. John’s Market was a huge success, thanks to the hard work of our team of volunteers who baked, knitted, curated, donated, organized, and more! The 2022 St. John’s Market took in $32K after expenses, which enabled us to award $16K in grants to local organizations. The remaining $16K will help support St. John’s mission, programs, and ministries.
Congratulations to the 2022 grant recipients, whose projects were selected to receive funding from the St. John’s Market Grants committee, and approved by the church Vestry.
2022 GRANT RECIPIENTS:
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market purchased a sleeper chair to be used by caregivers and support partners in one of the facility’s in-patient rooms.
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 25 e-readers to use for the Boys Town Book Club.
Visit the Boys Town North Florida website to learn how they help children and families heal and grow in mind, body, and spirit.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market provides 15 dining tables for ECHO’s furniture bank, helping ECHO provide our re-housed neighbors with free basic furniture to eat, sit, and sleep comfortably.
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 15 microwaves to support local senior citizens at high risk of food insecurity.
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 help the organization relocate its food pantry location, increase produce items offered, reach the rural community in the Big Bend area, and offer food at the Maryland Oaks Crossing Food Pantry.
Visit the Good News Outreach website to learn more about this faith-based organization that helps all people have access to food, affordable housing, and companionship.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will help the organization install fencing around the school to ensure the safety of special-needs (K-12) students during recess.
Visit the Impact Tallahassee website to learn how they provide a central location where families can receive high-quality therapeutic treatments for their children in one central location.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will provide up to 1,000 “Look Before you Lock” window clings to be distributed through the KidSafe program, helping prevent future tragic child deaths due to “forgotten baby syndrome.”
Visit the Lutheran Social Service of North Florida website to learn more about the KidSafe program and how else they are serving our community with programs ranging from substance abuse and mental health to education.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will help replenish the Oasis Center’s emergency fund to assist single mothers experiencing financial crisis.
Visit the Oasis Center for Women & Girls to learn how their community resource center brings women and girls together to dream, achieve, and thrive.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will help with recent exponential growth in food distribution throughout the Big Bend.
Visit the Second Harvest of the Big Bend website to learn how this nonprofit food bank collects and distributes food to hunger-relief charities, and also through specialized programs and mobile food distributions undertaken with community partners.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will help expand the organization’s sheet music library, purchase two small electronic piano keyboards to accompany students, and fund repairs so students can take advantage of donated instruments.
Visit the Tallahassee Bach Parley website to learn more about this organization that provides concerts to the community and music education through the Bach Parley String Academy.