Donations and in-kind contributions from Fort Mill area individuals, companies and local philanthropic organizations support Care Center’s purchase and renovation of permanent location at
2760 Old Nation Road and building of new food pantry
FORT MILL, SC, Jan. 13, 2016 – The Fort Mill Care Center (FMCC) today announced that it has met its $400,000 “Legacy of Caring” building fund campaign goal as a result of cash donations and in-kind contributions from individuals, companies, churches and philanthropic organizations in the Fort Mill community.
The funds raised have enabled the Care Center to purchase and renovate a permanent facility for its offices and food pantry at 2760 Old Nation Road, which opened to serve clients on August 31. Plans are also underway for construction of a new food storage building that will allow the Care Center to accommodate larger donations of food and supplies from the community.
“We have been astonished and gratified by the generosity of the Fort Mill community in its support of our Legacy of Caring campaign since it began last spring,” said Diana Bernard, FMCC president. “Our small all-volunteer nonprofit was at a critical juncture. We realized we needed a better facility and permanent home with expanded food storage space in order to continue serving our clients effectively for the long term. We decided to conduct our first-ever fund drive and appealed to the Fort Mill community to help us raise $400,000 to help secure our future. The response to our appeal over the past eight months has been outstanding, and thanks to the generous cash donations and in-kind contributions of hundreds of individuals, companies and others, our goal has been met.”
Bernard said that while the major building campaign goal has been met, the Care Center will continue to seek community support for future capital needs through periodic Legacy of Caring fundraising events such as its recent sale of holiday bows.
In addition to individual cash donations to the campaign, a benefit golf tournament held Oct. 12 at Springfield Golf Club raised more than $40,000 for the nonprofit, attracting 22 business sponsors and 120 golfers. The event was co-chaired by local volunteers Bob Turner and Clay Luton. Major in-kind contributions of construction labor, building materials and equipment related to the renovation of the Care Center facility were also instrumental to the success of the campaign.
“On behalf of our board and volunteers, I want to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who contributed to the success of our campaign,” Bernard said. “Their support will allow the Care Center to continue its legacy of caring in the Fort Mill community for many years to come.”
Bernard expressed special thanks to the “Legacy of Caring” campaign committee chaired by Kerry Cantley and Bob Turner. Other committee members included Derrick Cantley, Don Iorio, Carleen and Jim Grossman, Lora Holladay, Linh Kale, Eileen Misek, Lisa Payne, Wink Rea, Joy Rives, Ron Werner and Darrell Williams.
Last year, the Fort Mill Care Center offered short-term emergency assistance to clients by providing food, help with utility bill payments, emergency dental care, medical prescriptions, and holiday meals and gifts for children and seniors. In all, more than 109,000 pounds of food were distributed and a total of $228,000 was given to assist 3,209 families. Visit the Fort Mill Care Center’s website or its Facebook page for more information.
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Fort Mill Care Center, Inc., PO Box 1401, Fort Mill, SC 29716 / 803-547-7620