Since 1908, the goal of the Sewanee Community Chest (SCC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has been to provide crucial support to community initiatives annually. The SCC is raising money for basic needs in the community such as books, food, recreational spaces, elder care, children’s programs and more. The goal is $116,850 and to date $97,750 has been donated.
For a majority of the area programs and initiatives, 20 percent or more of the SCC funds are used to maintain their yearly budgets. A majority of the funding is used to help low-income families. Some organizations would not exist without continued SCC support.
You can help: $25 will help to spay/neuter one animal through the Franklin County Humane Society program; $50 will help to buy camping gear for two Scouts; $75 will help pay one month of maintenance expenses for the Sewanee Community Center; $100 will help defray the cost of fireworks for the annual Fourth of July celebration; $250 will help to pay for a scholarship at the Children’s Center; $500 will help the Community Action Committee assist 200 households in the community; and $1,000 will help to pay for Sewanee Elementary teachers’ professional development.
Send your donation by Friday, March 10, to Sewanee Community Chest, P.O. Box 99, Sewanee, TN 37375. Pledges, payroll deductions and donations made in honor of or in memory of a loved one are also encouraged. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to sewaneecivic.wordpress.com.
Your donation supports these 26 community organizations:
Animal Alliance $1,250
Arcadia at Sewanee $1,000
Blue Monarch $1,000
Boy Scout Troop 14 $300
Cub Scout Pack 152 $600
Folks at Home $5,000
Fourth of July Celebration $2,000
Franklin County Humane Society $3,000
Girl Scout Troop 2107 $200
Housing Sewanee $10,000
Marion Animal Resource Connection $10,000
Mt. Goat Trail Alliance $1,200
Phil White Dog Park $600
Senior Citizen’s Center $12,000
SES Parent Organization $24,200
Sewanee Angel Park $500
Sewanee Children’s Center $12,000
Sewanee Chorale $600
Sewanee Community Center $4,500
Sewanee Mountain Messenger $12,000
South Cumberland Cultural Society $800
South Cumberland Farmers’ Market $1,000
St. James/Midway Community Park $2,000
St. Mark’s Community Center $600
TigerSharks Swim Team $500