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. To date, 61 percent of the goal has been reached.
This week we shine the spotlight on the local Scouting organizations.
The Sewanee Civic Association is the sponsoring organization of Cub Scout Pack 152. The purpose of the Cub Scout Pack is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices by instilling in them the values of the Scout oath and Law. Cub Scout Pack 152 uses yearly funds from the Community Chest to provide a high quality-scouting program. Funds are used to buy awards, finance the annual Pinewood Derby, and hold the Blue and Gold Banquet. In addition to money received from the Community Chest, the Cub Scouts do receive money from popcorn sales and den dues. The Cub Scouts are requesting $800, which is half of the Pack’s income.
St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is the chartering organization of the Boy Scout Troop 14. The mission of the Boy Scout Troop is to provide leadership training, outdoor recreation opportunities, and skill development for boys in the community. The Troop is requesting funds to replace worn out camping equipment, and to help underwrite travel and canoe rental costs for the outing trip in the spring. The Boy Scout Troop does receive additional funds through annual dues and fundraising events. The Boys Scouts have requested $300, all of which is used for their annual outing trip.
Girl Scout Troop 2107 builds girls of courage, confidence, and character. They are requesting funds from the Community Chest to buy supplies, badges and take field trips. The Girl Scout Troop does receive money from cookie sales and Troop dues. They are requesting $200, which is 10 percent of the Troop’s income.
Girl Scout Troop 621 helps girls to build confidence and courage and believe in themselves by doing. They are requesting funds from the Community Chest to help buy camping equipment and craft materials. The Girl Scout Troop does receive money from cookie sales and Troop dues. They are requesting $200, which is 10 percent of the Troop’s income.
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.