Urban League of Upstate
The foundation donated $12,500 to support after school programs for 200 students at Lockhart Elementary School and Buffalo Elementary School in Union, SC.
Grant Awarded to Townville Elementary School for New Playground
Students returned to school on October 6 after a tragic shooting that took the life of Jacob Hall and injured two other students and one teacher. Local efforts are being organized by the school and fire department to update the outdoor recreation area where the shooting occurred. Our foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to be applied toward the new playground.
Our foundation assisted local non-profit, Emma’s Helping Hands, with renovating a community house to serve as home to a new after school program. We supplied various equipment needs throughout the process and will continue support of the program on a need by need basis.
The program starts in January 2017 and will be completely volunteer ran and will serve any age student from any school in Allendale County. Focus areas will include homework help, arts enrichment, playtime, counseling and snacks.
Emma’s Helping Hands House will be open Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. Parents must fill out an application for their children to attend.
For more information or to find out how to volunteer with or donate, please call 803-244-9511.
Denmark Olar Middle School Back-to-School Bash
In partnership with Innersole, we provided every student at Denmark Olar Middle School a back pack filled with school supplies and a new pair of sneakers at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.
21st Century Learning Centers
We purchased Lego robotics kits, organized training for teachers, and oversaw the implementation of the curriculum at the 21st Learning Centers.
One SC Flood Relief Fund
In response to the devastating floods in our region, the Central Carolina Community Foundation established the One SC Fund, formerly the SC Flood Relief Fund.
The fund was endorsed by the Midlands Regional Mayors and received financial support from corporations, foundations and individuals across the Midlands and our state.
On November 16, 2015, Governor Haley announced her endorsement of the flood fund. The role of the fund has been to bridge the funding gap in order to rebuild the state and help folks resume their lives.
The One SC Flood Relief Fund supports nonprofit organizations providing relief and recovery assistance in the 24 FEMA designated emergency counties. The Community Foundation’s board provided the initial funding of $50,000 and additional donations are being received from across the country. The Original Six Foundation donated $80,000 to underwrite administration of the fund so that 100% of the dollars raised will go to local organizations aiding those in need.
Shoe and Teacher Supply Drive
“County Days” Health and Job Fairs
20,000 Donated Books