Since 1908, the Sewanee Civic Association and its precursors have believed in the power of area citizens to help sustain community projects and programs. Through these associations, the community has funded many worthwhile endeavors, such as building and maintaining parks and the elementary school, helping to complete Alto Road, funding a state highway to the Marion County line, and underwriting blue prints for the stone gates.
The Sewanee Civic Association continues to organize the volunteer led Sewanee Community Chest, which raises tens of thousands of dollars yearly for local organizations. Through Community Chest funding, these organizations help those caught in the cycle of poverty, improve lives through outreach and community initiatives, and provide support for children with a variety of programs.
This year, the Community Chest has a goal of $101,000 to help fund 27 area programs and initiatives. The money raised in the community goes directly to organizations that support the following: Community Aid, $22,650; Children, $36,500; Quality of Life, $34,600; and Beyond Sewanee, $7,250.
Every dollar raised stays here in the community, including paying for expenses such as printing and mailing. The Community Chest uses local print, graphic designers, and postal services. The website and email is staffed by a volunteer.
The Sewanee Civic Association encourages all of you who benefit from life in this community whether you live, work, or just visit, to give to the Community Chest. You can make a difference and support your neighbor. The Sewanee Community Chest is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are tax deductible.
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