Greater Chapin Community Endowment Awards Almost $10,000 in Grants

May 29, 2012

The Greater Chapin Community Endowment (GCCE) recently awarded grants totaling $9,664 to three area agencies: Free Medical Clinic of Newberry, Palmetto Conservation Foundation and The American Legion Post 193 Chapin.

“This year we received many requests for diverse programs and projects and the three organizations that received funding demonstrated need, merit and community impact," said Fontaine McNamara, Chair of the Grants Steering Committee.

  • The Free Medical Clinic of Newberry County will receive $5,000 to assist in providing medications and medical supplies to patients when charitable assistance from other outside organizations/companies is not available. The Free Medical Clinic provides quality medical care including wellness information and free medications to residents who are under the 150% poverty level and have no medical insurance.
  • Palmetto Conservation Foundation was awarded $4,000 to assist in the Peak-to-Prosperity Passage of the Palmetto Trail. The Palmetto Conservation Foundation will be hosting interpretive programs and outdoor recreation activities on this passage that generate educational and recreation experiences for communities in the Greater Chapin area as well as drawing visitors from across the region and the state. Specifically, the grant will cover installation of historic signs, benches, hosting of artist walks and historic tours. 
  • American Legion Post 193 Chapin will receive $664 that will be used to purchase a portable sound system, speakers, and microphones that will be used at the Post Home. In addition this equipment will be used at outside community events such as the Memorial Day Remembrance at the Chapin Library and the Flag Retirement ceremonies at Crooked Creek Park and Timberlake Country Club. The new sound system will benefit all the civic organizations that use the large meeting room. 

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