April 17, 2020 – Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awarded 21 grants totaling $83,000 this week to organizations that are meeting the urgent needs of individuals and families who have been impacted by the effects of COVID-19.

“In addition to supporting organizations that are providing food, utilities, housing, and other vital services to our state’s most vulnerable during this health and economic crisis, we are also contributing to the One SC Relief Fund,” said Tom Keith, president of Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. “One SC was set up to distribute money to charitable organizations throughout the state that are on the ground and immediately responding to the pandemic.”

The full list of Urgent Need grantee partners is below:

One SC Fund, statewide
ACTS of Aiken, Aiken County
Catholic Charities’ Mercy Mission in Hardeeville, Jasper County
Christian Assistance Bridge, Richland and Lexington County
Community Kitchen, Horry County
Felician Center, Williamsburg County
Food for the Soul Kershaw, Kershaw County
FoodShare, statewide
Golden Corner Food Pantry, Oconee County
Helping Hands of Georgetown, Georgetown County
Hope in Lancaster, Lancaster County
Neighbor to Neighbor, Horry County
New Directions, Horry County
Our Lady of Mercy Outreach Center, Charleston County
Palmetto Place Children and Youth Services, Richland County
Senior Resources, Richland County
Shifa Free Clinic, Charleston County
St. Francis Center, Beaufort County
Transitions Midlands Housing Alliance, Richland County
United Way of Kershaw, Kershaw County
Vital Aging of Williamsburg, Williamsburg County

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, founded in 1996. Their mission is to address the needs of families and individuals experiencing poverty throughout the state of South Carolina. Through the strategic use of resources they seek to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership.