Central Carolina Community Foundation Reveals List of Over 250 Local Nonprofit Organizations
April 6, 2015 (Columbia, S.C.): More than 250 nonprofit organizations are preparing for one of the largest local charitable events of the year, Midlands Gives, presented by Central Carolina Community Foundation on May 5, 2015.
Midlands Gives is a 24-hour local online giving challenge spanning 11 counties in the Midlands region of South Carolina. Last year’s inaugural Midlands Gives event was an incredible success, generating more than $705,000 for 150 local nonprofits through a one-day-only online public fundraising campaign that went viral.
This year, 250 organizations from Central Carolina Community Foundation’s 11-county service area have registered for Midlands Gives ‘year two’ – almost twice the number of nonprofits that participated last year.
Last year’s participating nonprofits benefited greatly from Midlands Gives, and many of these organizations are looking forward to participating in the online giving campaign again this year.
“Midlands Gives went extremely well for us last year,” said Mike Harmon from Jubilee Academy, a nonprofit located in Columbia, S.C. “It allowed more people to become aware of our organization, Jubilee Academy, which opened the doors to new donors and increased support. The excitement of people around the Midlands who partnered with many organizations was phenomenal. We are so thankful for the Foundation and SCANPO for the training and support they’ve given us through the Midlands Gives campaign. We are thrilled to take part again in 2015.”
IT-oLogy, located on Gervais Street in the heart of downtown Columbia, will serve as the 24-hour headquarters for Midlands Gives on May 5th. Giving stations, celebratory events and live television coverage will take place throughout the day. The public is invited to join Central Carolina Community Foundation at IT-oLogy throughout the day and is encouraged to visit during the live morning, midday and evening news broadcasts to support their favorite nonprofit organizations with cheers, posters and signs.
The public can also get involved in Midland’s Gives social media conversation by following Central Carolina Community Foundation on Twitter, @CCCFtweets, and using the official campaign hashtag, #MidlandsGives.
Making a gift online is safe and easy via the Midlands Gives website. To make a donation on May 5th, simply visit www.midlandsgives.org, select the nonprofit(s) you would like to support and make a minimum contribution of $20.
Midlands Gives 2015: Participating Nonprofit Organizations
701 Center for Contemporary Art
A Chance Through Literacy
Able South Carolina
Acercamiento Hispano de Carolina del Sur / South Carolina Hispanic Outreach
Alex’s House Orphanage
Alston Wilkes Society
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association – Midlands
American Red Cross
Animal Protection League of SC
Auntie Karen Foundation
Autism Academy of South Carolina
Babcock Center Foundation
Be The Match
Bethel Christian Camp
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia
Blythewood High School Education Foundation
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands
Boys Farm, Inc.
Burns Community Development Foundation
Calhoun County First Steps
Camp Discovery at His Acres
Carolina Wildlife Center
Catch the Vision International
Catholic Charities of the Midlands, Inc.
Chapin Community Theatre
Chapin We Care Center
Christ Central Ministries
CILC/Chameleon Inspirations Learning Center
City Year Columbia
Columbia Bethlehem Community Center
Columbia Children’s Theatre
Columbia City Ballet
Columbia City Jazz
Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia Parks and Recreation Foundation
Columbia SC Starlings Volleyball
Columbia Stage Society
Committee for the Restoration and Beautification of Randolph Cemetery
Communities In Schools of the Midlands
Community Relations Council
Congaree Complex Community Development Corporation
Congaree Land Trust
Congaree Rapid Soccer Association
COR | Columbia Opportunity Resource
Crisis Pregnancy Center of Lake Murray
CSC Habitat for Humanity
Cullen’s Archangel RescuE, Inc.
Daybreak Pregnancy Center
Delta House, Inc.
Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center
Downtown Orangeburg Revitalization Assn. (DORA)
Dress for Success Columbia
Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center
Edisto Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
EdVenture Children’s Museum
Elloree Heritage Museum & Cultural Center
Epworth Children’s Home
Family Connection of South Carolina, Inc.
Family Promise of the Midlands
Family Shelter, Inc.
Federation of Families of South Carolina
Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County
Friends of Mt. Zion Institute
Friends of the Lexington County Museum
Gills Creek Watershed Association
Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands
Girls on the Run of Columbia
Girls Rock Columbia
God’s Creatures Deserve to Live
Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands SC
Growing Home Southeast
Harvest Hope Food Bank
Healing Families Foundation
Health Education Consultants, Inc
Historic Camden Foundation
Home Works of America
Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation
Humane Society of South Carolina
Indian Waters Council, BSA
Irmo Fire Foundation
JCMC-Haven of Rest
Joy in the Mourning Center for Life Losses
Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina
Junior Service League of Orangeburg
Keep the Midlands Beautiful
Kershaw County Community Playground
Latino Communications Community Development Corp.
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy for South Carolina
Leadership South Carolina
Lee County First Steps
Lexington County Foster Parent Association
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Foundation
Lexington Interfaith Community Services (LICS)
Lexington Medical Center Foundation
Lexington School District Four Education Foundation
Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas
Maude Schiffley Chapter SPCA Orangeburg
Mental Health America of South Carolina
Midlands Community Development Corporation
Midlands Education and Business Alliance
Midlands Fatherhood Coalition
MIRCI (Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc.)
Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization
Montessori School of Columbia
Mothers Against Drunk Driving South Carolina
My Amigos Bilingual Education Center
NAMI South Carolina
Newberry County First Steps
Newberry County Library System
Newberry County Literacy
Newberry Opera House
Oliver Gospel Mission
Orangeburg Child Evangelism Fellowship of SC, Inc
Orangeburg County Community of Character
Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center
Orangeburg County First Steps
Orangeburg Preparatory School
Orangeburg-Calhoun Free Medical Clinic
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Foundation
Palmetto Conservation Foundation
Palmetto Cycling Coalition
Palmetto Health Foundation
Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter
Palmetto Project, Inc.
Partners for Minorities in Engineering & Computer Science
Peace-Pass It On
Professional Development Scholarship Foundation
Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc.
Reach Out and Read Carolinas
Richland County First Steps to School Readiness
Richland County Recreation Foundation
Richland Library Foundation
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia, SC
Run Hard Running Team
Safe Life Senior
Saluda Shoals Foundation
SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center
SC Christian Action Council
SC Community Uplift Foundation
SC HIV/AIDS Council
SC State Firefighters’ Foundation
Senior Resources, Inc.
Seth’s Giving Tree
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Sharing God’s Love
Shepherd’s Center of Columbia
Skip To My Lupus, Inc.
South Carolina Afterschool Alliance
South Carolina Archaeology Public Outreach Division, Inc.
South Carolina Autism Society
South Carolina Bar Foundation
South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
South Carolina Cancer Alliance
South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families
South Carolina Citizens for Life
South Carolina Diversity Foundation
South Carolina Fair Housing Center
South Carolina Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers
South Carolina Philharmonic
South Carolina Respite Coalition
South Carolina State Museum Foundation
South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative
South Carolina Wildlife Federation
South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP)
Southern Interscholastic Press Association
Special Olympics South Carolina
SQ Rescue, Inc.
St. Lawrence Place
St. Peter’s Catholic School
Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community
Sumter County Museum
The Animal Mission
The Arc of South Carolina
The Arc of the Midlands
The Barclay School
The Brookland Foundation
The Cooperative Ministry
The Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation
The Humanities Council SC
The Justin Pepper Foundation
The Landrum Washington Legacy Fund, Inc
The Nurturing Center
The Salvation Army of the Midlands
The Samaritan House of Orangeburg, Inc.
The Shepherd’s Center of Lexington SC
The Therapy Place
The Women’s Shelter
Turning Pages, Greater Columbia Literacy Council
Tutor Eau Claire Dyslexia Resource Center
United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina
United Way of the Midlands
USO South Carolina
Vital Connections of the Midlands, Inc.
West Columbia Beautification Foundation
Work In Progress, Inc.
WXRY/The Independent Media Foundation
YMCA of Columbia
Young Men’s Christian Association of Sumter
YWCA of the Upper Lowlands
About Midlands Gives:
Midlands Gives is an annual 24-hour online giving challenge for local nonprofits, presented by Central Carolina Community Foundation. This year’s event will take place on May 5, 2015. For more information about Midlands Gives, visit www.midlandsgives.org or call 803-254-5601, x312.
About Central Carolina Community Foundation:
Central Carolina Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and area leaders to communities in need. For more information about the Foundation, visitwww.yourfoundation.org or call 803.254.5601.