Mount Pleasant, SC – The 9th installment of Taste of the World, the Charleston Port & Seafarers’ Society’s largest annual fundraiser, is coming to Alhambra Hall on Thursday, November 13, 2014. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the Charleston Port & Seafarers’ Society (ChaPSS), an organization that welcomes and serves the needs of thousands of men and women who make their livelihood in the port or at sea.
2012 Taste of the World
The Taste of the World event will provide an estimated 300-400 guests with the opportunity to sample a variety of different cuisines from some of Charleston’s best restaurants, as well as win prizes and participate in a silent auction.
The silent auction will feature a variety of exclusive prize packages, including: trips for two to a South African Photo Safari; signed USC and Clemson footballs; a round of golf at Stono Ferry; a boat trip for 48 on the Osprey; week-long getaways to Myrtle Beach, Kiawah Island, and Williamsburg; furniture from Stuckey Brothers Furniture, and much more. Tickets to the event will be sold for $50 each, and separate tickets will also be sold for raffle items.
ChaPSS is currently seeking businesses interested in sponsoring the event or restaurants interested in donating sample-size portions of food for attendees – who are not only from Mt. Pleasant, but also the downtownCharleston, West Ashley, North Charleston, Summerville and Goose Creek areas – to enjoy during the event. All donations are tax deductible. Providing food for this event will not only help restaurants expose their business to hundreds of people, but will also help the ChaPSS provide service to thousands of seafarers.
Each year, more than 65,000 seafarers arrive on hundreds of vessels to the Charleston Port. Most crews consist of persons from diverse third-world countries and from many cultures. Many are away from home and their families for up to a year at a time. On average, the Seafarer volunteers board 821 ships, serve 5,120 officers and 14,760 crew members in the ministry center, and provide at least 1700 transportation trips to help crew with personal needs.
Restaurants or individuals interested in sponsoring or donating to the event should email firstname.lastname@example.org call 843-442-1363. To learn more about Taste of the World and the Charleston Port and Seafarers’ Society, visit CharlestonSeafarers.org or find us on Facebook at Charleston Port and Seafarers.