Since 1908, the goal of the Sewanee Community Chest (SCC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to help citizens by funding the community. This year, through SCC funding, 25 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. This year’s goal is $100,000. To date, 66 percent has been donated.
For a majority of the area programs and initiatives, 20 percent or more of the SCC funds are used to maintain their yearly budgets. A majority of the funding is used to help low-income families. Some organizations would not exist without continued SCC support.
You can help: $25 will help to spay/neuter one animal through the Franklin County Humane Society 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 Fourth 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.
If you have not done so, donate to the Sewanee Community Chest today. Your donation does matter and helps to keep the community strong and vital.
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. Donations through PayPal are also accepted.
To make a tax-deductible donation this year to the Community Chest, your envelope needs to be postmarked by Wednesday, December 31.
Your donation supports these community organizations:
DESIGNATION NAME Approved 2015-16
Beyond Sewanee Franklin County Humane Society $3,000.00
Beyond Sewanee Mt. Goat Trail Alliance $3,000.00
Beyond Sewanee Blue Monarch $1,000.00
Children Boy Scout Troop 14 $300.00
Children Sewanee Children’s Center $9,000.00
Children Cub Scout Pack 152 $600.00
Children Girl Scout Troop 2107 $200.00
Children Girls Scout Troop 621 $200.00
Children Sewanee Elementary PO $20,000.00
Children Cowan Little League $4,500.00
Children TigerSharks Swim Team $500.00
Community Aid Community Action Committee $10,400.00
Community Aid Folks at Home $5,000.00
Community Aid Housing Sewanee $5,000.00
Community Aid Volunteers in Medicine $750.00
Community Aid St. Mark’s Community Center $700.00
Quality of Life Phil White Dog Park $600.00
Quality of Life Fourth of July Celebration $4,000.00
Quality of Life Senior Citizen’s Center $12,000.00
Quality of Life Sewanee Angel Park $1,500.00
Quality of Life Sewanee Chorale $750.00
Quality of Life Sewanee Community Center $2,500.00
Quality of Life Sewanee Mountain Messenger $12,000.00
Quality of Life Thurmond Memorial Library $500.00
Quality of Life SCA For the Parks $2,000.00