Convoy of Hope event brings free goods and services to Johns Island for local families in need

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On Saturday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the 2011 Charleston Convoy of Hope community outreach event will offer free essential goods and services such as job training, employment opportunities, groceries, haircuts, health and medical education for families in need on and around Johns Island.

The event will take place at Haut Gap Advanced Studies Magnet School at 1861 Bohicket Road on Johns Island. 

Residents of Johns Island, West Ashley, Wadmalaw Island and surrounding areas are invited to attend. This is a family-friendly event with entertainment for children including a carnival area, Christmas gifts, a jump castle, live entertainment, food and much more! The event and all services are free and open to the public.

The event is being put together by the national Convoy of Hope organization, their greater Charleston –area chapter, local residents, churches and businesses, including key sponsor Kiawah Island Community Association, whose members have been instrumental in helping plan the event, collecting gifts for children, donating and coordinating volunteers for the event.

Even with the support of so many, there is still a need for volunteers and donations to ensure that the estimated 2,000 people attending the Convoy of Hope will not walk away empty-handed. Specific needs include monetary donations and volunteer services that include clerical work, grocery bag stuffing, flier distribution, set up and break down assistance and day-of staffing.

Another unique way to give back and volunteer your time is to create Christmas boxes for the young children that will be attending the event. Volunteers are asked to fill shoeboxes with books, puzzles, toys, toiletries (tooth brushes and paste, combs/brushes, lotion, powder), school supplies, dolls, etc.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities or if you have questions about the Convoy of Hope event, call (843) 559-0884. To make a donation, visit