Community Chest Spotlight: Sewanee Community Center

The 2021-22 Sewanee Community Chest Fund Drive is underway. Sponsored by the Sewanee Civic Association, the Sewanee Community Chest raises money yearly for local charitable organizations serving the area. This year’s goal of $102,291 will help 20 organizations that have requested basic needs funding for quality of life, community aid, children’s programs, and those who are beyond Sewanee but still serve our entire community.
This week we shine the spotlight on the Sewanee Community Center.
The purpose of the Sewanee Community Center is to improve the quality of life in Sewanee by providing a space for community-initiated programs and projects. The Center is truly a space that unites the community. Everyone from college students to senior citizens to young children of all ages use the space. A sample of the programs include the South Cumberland Farmer’s Market, yoga, tai chi, gymnastics, dance classes, Scout meetings, meditation workshops, chair exercise and dog obedience training. The Sewanee Community Center supports small business enterprises through the local online farmer’s market in addition to those who teach classes for income. Approximately 800 individuals are using the Center for various purposes each month.
The Sewanee Community Center will receive $4,000 from the Sewanee Community Chest for general operating support in the quality-of-life funding area. This grant will be used for the general operating costs of keeping the Center open including utilities, insurance, maintenance, mowing and manager’s salary.
Since 1908, the goal of the Sewanee Community Chest has been to help citizens by funding the community. With Community Chest donations, local organizations provide for basic needs such as books, food, animal care, housing, scholarships, recreational spaces, elder care, children’s educational needs and more. 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.

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