Since 1908, the goal of the SCC has been to help citizens by funding the community. Through Community Chest funding, 25 local organizations help those caught in the cycle of poverty, improve quality of life through outreach and community initiatives, and provide support for children with a variety of programs. The Sewanee Community Chest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and donations are tax-deductible. Make your donation today via PayPal with your credit card, or checks to Sewanee Community Chest, PO Box 99, Sewanee, TN 37375.
The purpose of Animal Harbor is to provide temporary shelter and loving care, including medical care, for lost and homeless animals; reduce future generations of unwanted companion animals by developing and maintaining a low-cost spay/neuter program for low-income residents; alter all shelter animals before they are adopted; educate the community about animal welfare; and, prevent cruelty to animals.
Animal Harbor served a total of 689 people last year including 237 adopters; one owner whose lost pet was returned; 158 owners who surrendered their pets to the shelter because they could no longer keep them; 15 community service workers; 33 children from special education classes or children’s groups such as the Scouts; 245 low-income residents whose pet spay/neuters were subsidized; plus many others who came to us for advice or assistance in finding lost pets or simply to see the pets we had for adoption. They placed 238 spayed or neutered pets in new homes and sent 241 dogs to shelters in the North with the Rescue Waggin’ program. Animal Harbor will receive $3,000 to be used for veterinary expenses, which include spaying and neutering the rescued pets before adoption. These veterinary services cost approximately $29,000 last year.