The Charleston Port and Seafarers' Society is a Christian charitable organization that exists for the purpose of welcoming and serving the needs of those men and women who make their livelihood in the port or at sea without regards to nationalithy, race, ethnicity, politics or religion.
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. Three to four nationalities are common for one vessel, with a crew of around 25 seafarers. Many are lonely, away from home and their families for up to a year at a time. The need and opportunity for ministry to these brothers and sisters is tremendous.
Call at (843) 856-7046
Send A Letter To:
Charleston Port & Seafarers' Society
PO Box 2442
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465
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The Charleston Port and Seafarers' Society assist seamen that visit our port every day. Your support makes possible the continuing of a 200 year old legacy in Charleston and acknowledges that a World Mission is at our very door step. With a click of a button you can make a donation.
Do you want to recognize a special person for everything they do for others? Has someone passed away recently? What better way to recognize a family member, friend or employee than to make a donation to the Charleston Port and Seafarers' society in their name.! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org advising the details of who to send an acknowledgement letter to and one will be sent to that individual with a copy to you.
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Christmas at Sea
The annual Christmas at Sea project is a very special way to bring some compassionate relief to lonely and isolated mariners at Christmastime.
During the Advent season, Christmas gift boxes are delivered to the seafarers that visit the Port of Charleston. What a blessing it is to these men and women who receive this simple act of kindness! Last year, one seafarer told a volunteer that his ship had a Christmas tree, but nothing underneath it. Christmas at Sea not only changed that, but sent a message to lonely seafarers at Christmastime that they are not forgotten.
We are asking your church, small group, organization, or family to partner with us in providing gift boxes for the seafarers. You can adopt a ship (average crew of 25) or donate as many gift boxes as possible.
The boxes are provided by ChaPSS and ask that you fill each one with only the items listed below, gift wrap the box, and return it to us by the first of December.
Gift Box Items ( DO NOT USE SAMPLE SIZE ITEMS):
**All standard items will fit inside the 9 X 9 X 4-inch box. The average cost for the items to fill a box is around $10.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to give a gift box to every seafarer that visits the Port of Charleston this Christmas season? Will you help make this happen? Our goal is to deliver 2,000 gifts to the seafarers this year.
To join Christmas at Sea, adopt a ship, or for more information,
Our main office is located inside a restricted access area at
Wando Terminal. To arrange for the return of boxes email or call
and we will meet you at a mutally convenient location.
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