Foundation Awards $87,481 in Caritas Fund Grants
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded 30 Caritas Fund grants totaling $87,481 to non-profit and faith-based organizations across South Carolina.
"In omnibus caritas" meaning "in all things charity" are simple all-encompassing words that the Foundation seeks to practice though the Caritas Fund. As a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina makes Caritas Fund grants to worthy endeavors of non-profit and faith-based organizations reaching out to meet the immediate needs of the poor.
The objective of the Caritas Fund is to provide outreach services and linkages to the poor and marginalized. Caritas Fund awards are up to $3,000 for a one-year period and are designed for organizations with annual budgets of less than $250,000.
2007 Caritas Fund Grants
St. Philip Catholic Outreach (Florence), $3,000.00
St. Vincent de Paul Conference of St. Benedict's Parish (Charleston), $3,000.00
Corpus Christi Assistance Ministry (Lexington), $3,000.00
Friendship Medical Clinic and Pharmacy, Inc. (Horry), $3,000.00
Georgetown County School District-Kensington Elementary School (Georgetown), $3,000.00
PK Outreach Inc. (Spartanburg), $3,000.00
Bluffton Community Center Inc. (Beaufort), $3,000.00
Dorchester Interfaith Outreach Ministries Inc. (Berkeley), $3,000.00
Eva P. Trezevant Memorial Library And Resource Center (Richland), $3,000.00
Life Church Inc. (Anderson), $2,000.00
Michael C. Butler Community Development Corporation (Orangeburg), $3,000.00
Pee Dee Community Project (Georgetown), $3,000.00
Saint Teresa Community Outreach and Empowerment (Florence), $2,981.00
Roscoe Reading Program (Berkeley), $3,000.00
United Ministries Of Clarendon County (Clarendon), $3,000.00
H.E.A.D. Community Outreach Center Inc. (Newberry), $3,000.00
Rural Mission Inc. (Charleston), $3,000.00
Helping Hand Of Myrtle Beach Inc. (Horry), $3,000.00
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church (Greenville), $3,000.00
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Immaculate Conception Parish Goose Creek (Charleston), $3,000.00
St. Mary Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society (Clarendon), $1,500.00
Bluffton Self Help Inc. (Beaufort), $3,000.00
ITN Charleston Trident (Charleston), $3,000.00
St. Peter's Catholic Church/St. Vincent de Paul Society (Beaufort), $3,000.00
Central Community Ministries (Greenville), $3,000.00
Free Medical Clinic of Newberry County Inc. (Newberry), $3,000.00
M.K., Inc. (Georgetown), $3,000.00
St. Joseph's Conference/St. Vincent de Paul Society (Richland), $3,000.00
FAMILY Community Development Center Inc. (Richland), $3,000.00
Good Samaritan House of Fairfield County (Fairfield), $3,000.00
Foundation To Lose Four Founding Board Member
The end of the year marks the loss of four of the Foundation's founding board members. We want to thank Rev. Ron Brailsford, Bill Otis, Mitch Watson and Rhett Wolfe for their dedication and service over the past eleven years. Their commitment to the mission of the Sisters and the Foundation has been both steadfast and invaluable. They have all made a tremendous difference in the Foundation's work and in the lives of the underserved in South Carolina.
The Sisters of Charity Foundation would like to thank you for your support and your relentless effort in addressing poverty in South Carolina. May the joy and peace of Christmas be with you today and throughout the new year.
(Pictured) Deon Turner, Ieshia Rhames and Mykimbi Middleton of St. Martin de Porres Catholic School in Columbia display their artwork depicting Christmas. These students were the artists for the Foundation's Christmas cards.
2007 Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina