Community Chest Nears Goal: Only $14,000 Left to Go

Less than $14,000 is left to be raised for the 2015–16 Sewanee Community Chest fund drive. This week’s feature shines the spotlight on the final area organizations that help the community.

Blue Monarch is requesting $1,000 to apply toward their Proverbs 22:6 Children’s Program. This focus area utilizes students from the University of the South and many volunteers from the Sewanee community. Many of the children who come to Blue Monarch have lived with significant dysfunction, possible abuse or neglect, exposure to drugs or violence and—at the very least—a missing sense of security. By offering a nurturing environment that offers a structured routine in a safe, loving Christian home, the children thrive and heal in this predictable setting.

The Mountain Goat Trail Alliance (MGTA) is a rail-to-trail community outdoor recreation project to convert an abandoned right-of-way into a multi-use recreational corridor between Franklin and Grundy Counties. The MGTA is fully supported by grants and donations. The MGTA will use $3,000 for the construction of the trail between Monteagle and Tracy City.

The Sewanee Fourth of July organization will use $4,000 to purchase fireworks and help pay for the band that plays on July 3. Its mission is to celebrate Independence Day with the entire community.

St. Mark’s Community Center serves the community by offering a space for dinners, meetings, receptions, benefits and family reunions. St. Mark’s is requesting $700 to help pay for utility bills and the upkeep of the building.

The goal of the SCC is to help citizens by funding the community. The SCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and donations are tax-deductible.

Send your donation or pledge to Sewanee Community Chest, P.O. Box 99, Sewanee, TN 37375. You can also donate through PayPal or AmazonSmile.

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