International Teachers Housewarming Party This Weekend

Shandon Baptist Church is serving international teachers who’ve recently arrived in Columbia by throwing a Housewarming Party to provide basic furniture and household items. In addition to basic household essentials, these amazing teachers are also in desperate need of a community to support them. 


9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, September 11, in the Shandon Baptist gym (entrance from the back parking lot)

Volunteer Opportunities (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.):

  • Greeters/Registration team for all guests
  • Floor Floaters team to label, pack and load claimed items
  • Delivery drivers: Trucks and strong hands needed to deliver furniture to nearby homes and apartments!
  • Prayer team for those who request it


9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Thursday, September 9

9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Friday, September 10


1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Thursday, September 9 (access the “front” half of the gym nearest the parking lot, using outside doors only)

9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Friday, September 10



  • Mattresses and bed frames 
  • Dining room sets
  • Tables, end tables or bookshelves 
  • Sofas and chairs 

Household Goods:

  • Kitchen utensils
  • Dishes, flatware, bakeware, pots and pans
  • NEW kitchen towels or potholders 
  • NEW bath towels, sheets, blankets, and bedding
  • Dish and clothes detergent, dryer sheets, liquid or bar soap, household cleaning items and supplies

Please click International Teachers Housewarming to see details and fill out the form to let them know what is being donated or who is volunteering.

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Kyndra Bremer