Community Chest Drive Begins

The Sewanee Community Chest Fund Drive announces the beginning of the 2015–16 fund-raising campaign. This year’s goal is $100,000, which will provide aid to 25 community organizations. Sponsored by the Sewanee Civic Association, the Sewanee Community Chest raises funds for local organizations that serve the common good.

Long-time community members Elizabeth and Rick Duncan have agreed to be the Sewanee Community Chest stewards and help lead the fund-raising efforts.

The money raised in the community will go directly to organizations that support the following: Beyond Sewanee $7,000; Children $35,300; Community Aid $21,850, and Quality of Life $35,850. This year’s Community Chest will provide aid to the following 25 community organizations: Blue Monarch $1,000, Boy Scout Troop 14 $300, Community Action Committee $10,400, Cowan Little League $4,500, Cub Scout Pack 152 $600, Folks at Home $5,000, Fourth of July $4,000, Franklin County Humane Society $3,000, Girl Scout Troop 2107 $200, Girl Scout Troop 621 $200, Housing Sewanee $5,000, Mountain Goat Trail Alliance $3,000, Phil White Dog Park $600, SCA For the Parks $2,000, Senior Citizen’s Center $12,000, Sewanee Angel Park $1,500, Sewanee Children’s Center $9,000, Sewanee Chorale $750, Sewanee Community Center $2,500, Sewanee Elementary PTO $20,000, Sewanee Mountain Messenger $12,000, St. Mark’s Community Center $700, Thurmond Library $500, TigerSharks Swim Team $500, and Volunteers in Medicine $750.The power of the people helping people makes a difference.

The Sewanee Civic Association encourages everyone who benefits from life in this community, whether you live, work, or visit, to give to the Community Chest. The Sewanee Community Chest is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are tax deductible. Donations and pledges are accepted at any time at PO Box 99, Sewanee, TN 37375. There are two online options to donate to the Sewanee Community Chest through PayPal and AmazonSmile.

Since 1908, the Sewanee Civic Association and its precursors have believed in the power of area citizens to help sustain community projects and programs. The community has funded many worthwhile endeavors, such as building 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 started the Sewanee Community Chest in 1943, which in the last decade has raised more than $1 million for local organizations.

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