Since the fall of 2007, the UCC has collected over $45,000 to support organizations in the Charleston Tri-county area that improve the quality of life for underserved populations. The organizations include: The Alston Wilkes Society, Habitat for Humanity, Women Build, The Clemente Course, Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina, Lowcountry Food Bank – BackPack Buddies, Our lady of Mercy Family Literacy Program, Carolina Youth Development Center, South Carolina Strong, Begin with Books and Darkness to Light. Donations are collected at Sunday services year round. There is a particular focus on collecting donations for two months in the spring and fall. Most requests from organization’s mini grant requests are for $4,000 – $5,000. To nominate a local non-profit organization for church charitable giving support, go to the UCC website/Social Justice section to access a nomination form.
Contact: Diane Narkunas, firstname.lastname@example.org, 849-0726.