The Ebb & Flow BLOG

Angel Oak Preserve Fundraising Statistics

DSCN2002Over 6000 individual gifts have been made to support the Angel Oak Preserve – gifts and commitments made online, in person, through the Piggly Wiggly and by our partners range from $1.00 to over $50,000

The Angel Oak Preserve project has attracted support from across the country, including a $15,000 gift from a foundation in California, a $5,000 gift from an individual in Manhattan and several school-based fundraising efforts throughout the Lowcountry.

Piggly Wiggly has been collecting in 16 of its Lowcountry locations and donated thousands of dollars of marketing and print advertising support to the project. They have also reached out weekly to more than 58,000 Facebook followers.

The Kiawah Island Community Association donated $5,000 and is partnering with Mayor Lipuma, The Town of Kiawah Island, Kiawah Cares, Kiawah Partners and the Kiawah Conservancy to ask their 8,000 members to join in this effort to preserve and protect the land around the Angel Oak.

Numerous residents of the Sea Islands have contributed to this project, and The Town of Seabrook and the Seabrook Natural History Group have encouraged their members to join in this effort.

Beginning in September, many of the businesses on Johns Island will partner to collect contributions on behalf of the project and many other businesses have invested in the project, including a gift from Salmons Dredging, a donation of a first edition Angel Oak Painting by the Jim Booth Gallery and numerous other generous contributions of time and resources.