Community Chest Spotlight: Sewanee Community Center

Community Chest Spotlight: Sewanee Community Center

The 2014-15 Sewanee Community Chest Fund Drive is underway. The power of the people helping people makes a difference in the life of the community. Sponsored by the Sewanee Civic Association, the Community Chest raises money yearly for local charitable organizations serving the area. This year’s goal is $101,000.

This week we shine the spotlight on the Sewanee Community Center.

The purpose of the Sewanee Community Center is to improve the quality of life in the community by providing a space for community-initiated programs and projects. These programs include the Locally Grown and the Food Buyers Co-op, yoga, tai chi, gymnastics, Cub Scouts and community meetings. The Community Center Board also sponsors a community-wide yard sale each spring. Approximately 600 to 800 people use the Center each month.

The Community Center is requesting $4,500 to be used for the general operating costs of keeping the Center open, including utilities, insurance, maintenance, mower and a manager salary. The Sewanee Community Chest provides for 44 percent of the Center’s operating expenses. The rest of the Center’s funding comes from rent and other donations.

The goal of the Sewanee Community Chest is to help citizens by funding the community. The Community Chest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible. Send your donation to Sewanee Community Chest, P.O. Box 99, Sewanee, TN 37375.

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