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Addressing the needs of our state’s poor and underserved.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation serves the unmet needs of children, families and communities in South Carolina through a variety of programs, grant opportunities, collaborative ventures, education and training for nonprofit organizations.

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SC has the 8th highest poverty rate in the nation.
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We’ve awarded 1,950 grants to fight poverty in our state.
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We’ve awarded $55 million to fight poverty since we began.
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Nearly 17% of all homeless in SC are children.

FOUNDATION EVENTS

Jan
30
Fri
Site Visit: S.C. Appleseed Legal Justice Center
Jan 30 all-day
Feb
25
Wed
Whatever Happened to Kindness?
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

In a series of presentations Sister Sandra will explore the following topics for personal and shared reflection:

  • What has happened to kindness in our world?
  • How can we recover the lost art of being kind?
  • Taking God’s side is taking the side of kindness

There will also be time for private reflection as well as small and/or large group sharing.

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Sister Sandra Makowski is a Sister of St. Mary of Namur.  She obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in religious studies, as well as her licentiate degree in canon law from the Catholic University of America.  She was appointed Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston in 2010.

She is the author of a book entitled “ The Side of Kindness:  Recovering the Lost art of being kind” which was published in January of 2014.  Since the publication of this book she has given numerous seminars and retreats on the topic of kindness.  In her book, sometimes humorous and always thought-provoking, she reminds us that we can always choose the side of kindness, even in the smallest decisions of daily life.  Our conversation, tone of voice, and even the way we dress can be shaped by kindness, and together, those many small decisions can make a big difference in our broken and fragile world.

A book-signing will take place and her book will be available for purchase ( $18.00).

Feb
28
Sat
Exhibit Opening
Feb 28 @ 5:34 pm

Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for It

South Carolina State Museum

Explore the story of a powerful grass-roots “people story” behind the Supreme Court’s landmark Civil Rights decision Brown v. Board of Education. The exhibit traces the saga of Rev. J.A. DeLaine and the brave citizens of Clarendon County, SC who brought the first lawsuit challenging racial segregation in public schools.

Mar
3
Tue
Community Enrichment Grant Deadline
Mar 3 all-day
Mar
30
Mon
Board Meeting
Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mar
31
Tue
Madeleine McGee Workshop
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Apr
7
Tue
Caritas Grant Deadline
Apr 7 all-day
Apr
22
Wed
Why Communications Matters
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Apr
30
Thu
Rex Meade Alumni Workshop
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
May
20
Wed
Media Relations
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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CMI Conference and Neighborhood House

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An Unconventional Education

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The Outdoor Classroom

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From Broken to Balanced

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Upstate Collaborative…together…for good!

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Sara Barber, SCCADVASA

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