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150 Nonprofits Participating in Midlands Gives Day on May 6!

On May 6, 2014, Central Carolina Community Foundation will present the Midlands’ first regional day of giving. During the 24-hour online giving challenge, Midlands Gives will bring our region together as one community by raising money and awareness for 150 Midlands nonprofits.

Midlands Gives is part of a national day of giving called Give Local America that encourages people to make gifts that support vital causes in their local community. This effort, a celebration of the centennial anniversary of community foundations nationwide, promotes and encourages local philanthropy.

Contributions to Midlands Gives will benefit local organizations in our communities, each of which received marketing training sponsored by Colonial Life.

On May 6, a gift to any of the participating nonprofit organizations will receive bonus dollars from bonus pool sponsors, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Lipscomb Family Foundation.

Aflac is sponsoring Golden Ticket prizes that will add $500 to a randomly selected donor’s gift every hour for a total of 24 prizes. They also will provide six Power Hour prizes awarding $1,000 to the nonprofit with the most donors in that hour.

All together, the bonus pool and prize incentives will provide more than $92,000 to the participating organizations.

“Giving Days are becoming widely popular around the country as they are spurred by engaged communities and social media,” said JoAnn Turnquist, President and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. “They provide an opportunity for anyone to become a philanthropist with an online donation. We look forward to magnifying the Midlands on May 6 by connecting local nonprofits to the generous folks in our community.”


For more information, visit Participating organizations by county include:

Calhoun County:

Calhoun County First Steps

Clarendon County:

Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center

Kershaw County:

Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

Food for the Soul

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County

Kershaw County First Steps Partnership Board

Seth’s Giving Tree

The Midlands Women’s Center

United Way of Kershaw County

Lee County:

Lee County Adult Education

Lexington County:

Allied Opportunities Inc.

Alzheimer’s Association

Babcock Center

Camp T.A.L.K.

Carolina Wildlife Care

Chapin We Care Center

Dickerson Center for Children

Dream Riders

Gilbert Ruritan Club

Girls on the Run of Columbia

Glenforest School

Growing Home Southeast, Inc.

Keep the Midlands Beautiful

Lexington Interfaith Community Services

Lexington School District Four Education Foundation

Saluda Shoals Foundation

The Brookland Foundation

Newberry County:

Free Medical Clinic of Newberry County, Inc.

Newberry County Library System

Newberry Opera House Foundation

Orangeburg County:

Claflin University

Downtown Orangeburg Revitalization Association (DORA)

Edisto Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Elloree Heritage Museum and Cultural Center

Healing Species

Orangeburg Area Boys & Girls Club

Orangeburg-Calhoun Free Medical Clinic

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Foundation

Sumter County:

Sumter County Museum

United Way of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties

YWCA of the Upper Lowlands, Inc.

Richland County:

701 Center for Contemporary Art

70th Anniversary of D-Day

Able South Carolina

Acercamiento Hispano de Carolina del Sur (South Carolina Hispanic Outreach)

Acts Metro

Alston Wilkes Society

American Lung Association in South Carolina

American Red Cross

The Animal Mission

Animal Protection League of SC

Auntie Karen Foundation

Be the Match

Beginnings for Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing – SC

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands

Camp Discovery

Columbia College

Columbia Community Outreach

Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia Urban League, Inc.

Communities in Schools of the Midlands

Congaree Land Trust

Conservation Voters of South Carolina Education Fund

The Cooperative Ministry

COR| Columbia Opportunity Resource

Crossover Communications International

Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties

Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina

Eau Claire Shalom Ministries/Tutor Eau Claire

EdVenture Children’s Museum

Epworth Children’s Home

Family Connection of South Carolina

Family Shelter

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Healing Families Foundation

Healthy Columbia

Healthy Learners

Historic Columbia

Home Works of America

Hootie and The Blowfish Foundation Fund


Indian Waters Council, Boy Scouts of America


Jubilee Academy

Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina

Junior League of Columbia, Inc.

Killingsworth, Inc.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Links, Inc., Columbia Chapter

Mental Illness Recovery Center

Midlands Community Development Corporation

Midlands Fatherhood Coalition

Montessori School of Columbia

NAMI Mid-Carolina

NAMI South Carolina

New Morning Foundation

The Nickelodeon Theatre

Oliver Gospel Mission

Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services

Palmetto Conservation Foundation

Palmetto Cycling Coalition

Palmetto Health Foundation

Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter

Palmetto Project, Inc.

Partners for Minorities in Engineering and Computer Science (PMECS)


PETS, Inc. The Carolinas Humane Society

Pilot Club of Columbia Foundation

Prosperity Project, a Christ Central Ministry

Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities

Providence Hospitals

Reach Out and Read Carolinas

Richland County First Steps to School Readiness

Richland Library Foundation

Riverbanks Society,  Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia, SC

SC Lions Foundation

SC Victim Assistance Network

Sandhills School

Save the Children

The Salvation Army of the Midlands

Senior Resources, Inc.

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands

Sistercare, Inc.

Skip To My Lupus, Inc.

South Carolina Afterschool Alliance

South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center

South Carolina Arts Foundation

South Carolina Bar Foundation

South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families

South Carolina Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers

South Carolina Philharmonic

Southern Interscholastic Press Association

Special Olympics of South Carolina

St. Lawrence Place (Trinity Housing Corporation)

Sustainable Midlands

The Therapy Place

Town Theatre



United Way of the Midlands

Vital Connections of the Midlands

The Walker Foundation at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind

The Women’s Shelter

WXRY 99.3 / The Independent Media Foundation, Ltd.

YMCA of Columbia, SC

Youth Corps

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