The Sewanee Children’s Center (SCC) began in 1949. The SCC provides a high quality preschool and after-school program to the youngest members of Sewanee and the surrounding communities of Franklin, Marion and Grundy counties. SCC currently serves 49 children in both preschool and after-school care.
The SCC will receive $9,000 to help with their scholarship account. The SCC has a long history of offering tuition assistance to families in need. These funds allow SCC to serve families that meet income eligibility guidelines. Often these children have the most to gain from access to high quality early childhood education services, but their families are not able to aff ord the care without financial assistance.
The Community Chest funding of this program reaches many in the local community, including children and families most in need. Last year, Community Chest funding helped with the scholarship program. An additional $3,000 request in general operations money was used for upgrades to the facilities at Otey to get the facilities up to code for DHS and to provide a safe environment for children and employees, both inside and on the playground.
The SCC receives money from tuition fees and other donations. Yearly expenses for the SCC total more than $178,000. The biggest expenses are in payroll, operating expenses and general administration expenses. Funding from the Community Chest is approximately six percent of the SCC’s total income.
The Sewanee Community Chest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and donations are tax-deductible. Send your donation to Sewanee Community Chest, P.O. Box 99, Sewanee, TN 37375.