Support the Community Action Committee

The 2015-16 Sewanee Community Chest Fund Drive is underway. The power of people helping people makes a difference in the life of our 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 $100,000.

The Community Action Committee (CAC) is Otey Parish’s primary outreach ministry, and has been in existence for more than 40 years. The mission of the CAC is to provide assistance to persons in crisis, to provide services related to basic human needs, and to identify ways to break the cycle of poverty and need.

The CAC director and volunteers help more than 300 families and individuals a month. Some families regularly receive food and financial assistance, while others receive only occasional support. The needs are great in this community.

The CAC will receive $10,400 if the Community Chest goal is met to help support its mission and continue its work among the poorest of the poor in the community. The CAC provides services and a safety net for the poor, hungry and oppressed. CAC provides food, and also assistance for utilities, medical, dental, housing and educational needs.

The CAC does receive other income from the community, including donations from businesses, Otey Parish, grants and individuals. The Community Chest funds approximately 32 percent of the CAC’s budget.

The goal of the Sewanee Community Chest is to help citizens by funding the community. The Sewanee 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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