Since 1908, the goal of the Sewanee Community Chest, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been to help citizens by funding the community. This year, through Community Chest funding, 27 local organizations will help those caught in the cycle of poverty, improve lives through outreach and community initiatives, and provide support for underprivileged children with a variety of programs in Franklin, Grundy, and Marion counties.
For a majority of these programs and initiatives, 20 percent or more of the Community Chest funds are used to maintain yearly budgets. A majority of the funding is used to help low-income families. Some organizations would not exist without continued Community Chest support.
You can help: $25 will help to spay/neuter one animal through the Animal Alliance 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 4th of July celebration; $250 will help to pay for a scholarship at the Children’s Center; $500 will help five Tigershark swimmers with registration fees; and $1,000 will help to pay for Sewanee Elementary teachers’ professional development.
This year’s goal is $101,000. If you have not done so, donate to the Community Chest today. Send your donation 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. To make a tax-deductible donation this year to the Community Chest, your envelope needs to be postmarked by Wednesday, December 31.
With many thanks,
Tom and Marilyn Phelps, Community Chest Stewards