The purpose of the Sewanee Community Center is to improve the quality of life in the community by providing a space for community-initiated programs and projects. These programs include South Cumberland Farmer’s Market and the Food Buyers Co-op, yoga, tai chi, gymnastics, Cub Scouts and community meetings. The Community Center Board also sponsors a community-wide yard sale each spring. Approximately 600 to 800 people use the center each month.
The Community Center will receive $2,500 to be used for the general operating costs of keeping the center open, including utilities, insurance, maintenance, mowing and the manager’s salary. Paying for utilities is the biggest expense for the Community Center. Sources of revenue include rent from classes that meet at the Center and donations from users of the center, including the South Cumberland Farmer’s Market and garage sales fees.
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. Send your donation to Sewanee Community Chest, P.O. Box 99, Sewanee, TN 37375.