It all started in 1948
That’s when the women of Trinity Cathedral (then called Trinity Church) created a plan to raise funds for Columbia, SC residents who were diagnosed with tuberculosis. They would hold a dinner and live auction and call it a Bazaar!
“‘Buy an ancestor!’ the vestry auctioneers called out as oil portraits went on the block. Antique furniture, silver trays, watercolors, wedding dresses, sable neck pieces – all went up for the sake of mission.”from Patsy Green’s History of the Trinity Bazaar
The Trinity Daughters have continued our mission of raising funds to serve those in need in Columbia. We hold the Bazaar every year as a fundraiser for funds that we return to community service organizations as grants.
The Bazaar is now a block party for the midlands and the whole community is invited! Together, we give.
How do we fund the grants?
The Cathedral’s membership comes together throughout the year to make the magic happen. Then on one day each fall, the community joins us and plays, peruses, socializes and shops! Some also sponsor and donate. We raise funds together … and have a lot of fun doing it.
This year’s Bazaar takes place Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9am – 2pm
It’s a one-day family-friendly event and you’re invited!
- Homemade Delectables: baked goods, frozen foods, and pickles, preserves, and relishes.
- Handcrafted Beauties: think fine art, crafts, handiwork.
- Plants and Decorative Items: for home and garden.
- New and Gently-Used: furniture, household decor, clothing, and other ‘trinkets and treasures’.
- Book Sales: One of Columbia’s only remaining used book sales.
- Artisan Alley: Columbia’s artisan launchpad featuring some of our city’s seedling crafters and makers.
- A Children’s Carnival: featuring games, slides, and pony-rides.
- A Bazaar Cafe and Stage: for lunchtime treats and entertainments.
- Introductions: A chance to get to know each of the grantee organizations.
2021 Trinity Bazaar Grant Recipients are:
We now select and give grants to several area organizations in support and gratitude for their service to our community. Each recipient organization is a 501(c)-3 service nonprofit organization located in the South Carolin midlands selected by the Daughter’s Trinity Bazaar Grants Committee.
- The Dyslexia Resource Center
- The Free Medical Clinic
- Hive Community Circle
- The Salvation Army of the Midlands
- The Therapy Place
Count on fun!
Come to the Bazaar and find dishes for your Thanksgiving table, gifts for your Christmas list, decor for the holidays, fun for the children, and still have money left over for a little something for yourself!
We’ll be at that pretty pink church at the 1100 block of Sumter Street just across from the State House in downtown Columbia.