This week we’re profiling Fort Mill Care Center. Are they in your Givolio?
The Fort Mill Care Center is a volunteer run nonprofit organization, formed of concerned citizens who attend to the immediate needs of fellow citizens within the town of Fort Mill, South Carolina. The Care Center’s goal is to create a web of support between all members of the Fort Mill community, in order to help all citizens thrive. This past year alone: the Fort Mill Care Center provided over 2,580 food donations; which translates to over 99,700 pounds of food, $168,000 in utility assistance, $30,000 used to help clients with prescriptions, $18,000 to help clients with vital dental care, and during the holidays assisted 428 children with gifts. The list goes on to include putting books in the hands of children and gifts to seniors.
The Care Center was founded by The Fort Mill Ministerial Association in 1967. It’s original purpose was to handle the many requests needed for family aid, and that mission persists today. The Fort Mill Care Center was awarded the Angels Award in 2013 from SC Secretary Of State due to exemplary charitable work. There has never been a paid staff member at the Care Center. In 2014, 5,715 hours of volunteer service were donated back to the community. That is an incredible gift of over $128,000 according to the National Value of Volunteer time.
The major emphasis of the Care Center is helping families who are in need of basic necessities. Some of these necessities consist of food assistance, fuel, power, heat and medicine to the citizens of Fort Mill. Physical assistance items are bought with money from donations from churches, civic organizations and businesses. If adequate assistance is not available, members provide guidance and counsel to other agencies that can help the families.