Public Announcements

GCSC receives donation of 500 COVID-19 Masks from Calavera Tool Owners

Amy Monsky sewing masks at Calavera Tool WorksThe Garden Club of South Carolina, Inc. has been gifted a generous donation of 500 masks by the owners of Calavera Tool Works of Charleston, SC. Michael Williams, founder and owner of the company, offered the masks to our organization to help our members continue to serve their local communities without risking their own safety in the process. Williams, who is the son of West Sandhills District Director, Kay Williams, knows first hand the value of garden club community work and stated that he "truly appreciates all that we do for communities across South Carolina, especially smaller communities like his hometown of St Mathewes, SC". 

Trish Bender accepting masks from Michael and Marie WilliamsWhile we have been unable to host general membership meetings and in-person educational gatherings, many of our club members have continued their community service work through the pandemic, tending public gardens and historic landmarks, visiting veterans' programs and retirement centers, beautifying public spaces and conducting garden therapy with seniors and children.  As we begin to re-open more public and private gardens, these masks will truly be a lifesaver. 

 To assist those members who will be on the frontlines of community work, masks have been distributed to each of our seven District Directors. Local clubs may contact their District Director to obtain masks while supplies last. The masks, manufactured in the Charleston, SC area by a special team organized by Calavera Tool Works, are made of high quality hepa filter grade material and intended for one-time use. Please request these only if you intend to use them for community service work on behalf of your garden club activity.  Additional masks may be purchased directly from Calavera if needed. They are approximately $5.00 per mask plus shipping.  

Thank you for all that you do as a force for good across South Carolina!

Special thank you to Michael Williams of Calavera Tool Works!