As the end of 2020 approaches, we at Tour Daufuskie have spent some time looking back on the year. It is has been quite a year! From a record start, to shutting down for a couple months, to navigating the tourism economy and operations in a Covid-19 society, 2020 has been one for the record books.
We are more than grateful to not only be open and operating, but to be thriving. The Tour Daufuskie team is appreciative of our many customers and visitors who came to experience Daufuskie Island in 2020.
But where would we be without the Daufuskie Island community? The many preserved historical buildings we frequent on our tours, the island’s pristine and lush natural abundance that has built our eco tour, the valued and talented artisans pivotal to the island’s culture, and the skilled restaurateurs on Daufuskie.
As a thank you to the Daufuskie Island Community, Tour Daufuskie has elected to donate 25% of all December 2020 sales to some of our wonderful foundations and nonprofits on Daufuskie Island. Take a look at our incredible island foundations and community services below!
Daufuskie Island Conservancy
Mission: The Daufuskie Island Conservancy is an SC nonprofit corporation organized exclusively for education, scientific and charitable purposes related to the study, protection and management of the natural resources of Daufuskie Island and the surrounding ecosystem.
Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation
Mission: The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation was founded in 2001 to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of Daufuskie Island, SC. To further public knowledge and appreciation of Daufuskie Island, the foundation has acquired and restored historic buildings, established an island history museum, created a self-guided trail of historic island sites, and begin an island history archive.
Daufuskie Island’s First Union African Baptist Church
Originally established in 1881, First Union African Baptist Church has been and will continue to be an essential part of Daufuskie Island’s community. Originally establish by Daufuskie’s Gullah community, the church has served many rolls in her over 120 years operating. As important historically as it is culturally, First Union African Baptist Church is a cornerstone of Daufuskie Island.
Daufuskie Island Community Foundation
Another excellent nonprofit on Daufuskie Island. Daufuskie Island Community Foundation facilitates aid to the Daufuskie Island community. From community improvements to disaster relief, our Community Foundation is instrumental in meeting the islands needs as they ebb and flow, as is life on a barrier island.
Daufuskie Island Community Farm
Mission: Since 2010, Daufuskie Community Farm and Artisan Village has devoted its energy to passionately advocating sustainable living on Daufuskie Island. With the initial introduction of the community farm that attracted those desiring to have a hands-on way of producing food for their community, a growing desire has occurred to make a difference. The local community has contributed to the planning, construction, and growth of this thriving work by expanding the farm from animals into gardens, orchards, and the new Artisan Village!
We are thrilled to be able to share this unique island with so many people and hope our efforts will continue to bring over appreciative and enthusiastic visitors.
Cheers to an unprecedented 2020!