TRANSFORMATION TABLE LOWCOUNTRY
Have you heard the news? In case you missed it, Tina L. Singleton of Transformation Table went live on November 2 on Instagram with our own LaVanda Brown for a special announcement.
YWCA Greater Charleston is Transformation Table’s first Community Partner!
We are piloting a model that is designed to build off the success of Transformation Table’s home-based and community dinners, hosted in the Lowcountry since 2016. Under the banner Transformation Table Lowcountry, the new partnership will allow us to expand into new communities and reach more people as we dismantle barriers that separate humanity.
Transformation Table Lowcountry will be housed within our Racial Equity & Inclusion program and will be one of a suite of experiences offered to community members. The addition of Transformation Table Lowcountry adds a new cross-cultural understanding component through global chefs and provides the opportunity for people to engage in meaningful dialogue in new ways and settings where community members listen with open hearts and minds.
In addition to 10-person home-based dinners, Transformation Table Lowcountry will partner with community organizations to host 20-50-person community-based dinners designed to foster conversation and dialogue. Future partners include Charleston Black Pride, Public Works Art Center, and Charleston Jazz.
We’re excited about what’s to come. Stay tuned for more updates!
Check out photos from our October dinner below!
With Chef Dereje Deres (Glad)
On November 7, Transformation Table and YWCA Greater Charleston launched a joint GivingTuesday campaign. The purpose of this campaign, centering on GivingTuesday (November 28), is to ensure that all community members have the opportunity, resources, and support to attend Transformation Table Lowcountry dinners, regardless of their range of physical ability or mode of language communications.
Our campaign's goal is to raise $10,000 to fund accommodations such as a portable ramp and adaptive dinnerware and utensils. Inclusive communication includes the creation of braille menus and large-print materials, the services of American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, and language translators, including bilingual tamadas. Donations will also be used to offset costs of the dinners to allow community members to pay what they can afford – enabling anyone who wishes to participate in a dinner to do so.
Transformation Table is a fiscally sponsored program of United Charitable (link), a registered 501(c)(3) public charity, EIN 20-4286082. All donations are tax-deductible by law. All funds raised by Transformation Table are received by and become the sole property of United Charitable which, for internal operating purposes, allocates the funds to the program. The Founder makes the recommendations for disbursements which are reviewed by United Charitable for approval.
All donations received through Giving Tuesday campaign will go exclusively to Transformation Table Lowcountry.