It feels good to give, employees say

Family Trust employees have been helping Santa deliver good cheer with donations to four area charities.

Members of the Employee Fundraising Committee have been delivering $2,500 checks each to The Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen in Rock Hill, the Fort Mill Care Center, <a href="":">People Attempting to Help (PATH) in York and God’s Kitchen in Clover.

Left, Bev Carroll from the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen with Winnie Kennedy of Family Trust. At right, Cheri Curtin from PATH with Tina Felske of Family Trust.

“We raise money because it shows Family Trust’s commitment and involvement in the community,” said Tina Felske, Member Service Consultant at the York branch and one of 11 members on the fundraising committee. “It is one of the many ways Family Trust shows our neighbors that we care!”

Just delivering the check is a joy, said Angie Blevins, Member Service Consultant at the Clover branch who also serves on the committee.

“They hugged us both tightly with the biggest smiles,” she said of Pastor Sam and Annie Thompson at God’s Kitchen. “They were very appreciative and thanked us over and over.”

Left, Pastor Sam and Annie Thompson from God’s Kitchen with Angie Blevins of Family Trust. Right, Carol Higgins, director of the Fort Mill Care Center, with Dominque Grisby of Family Trust.

Employees raised $36,000 in 2012, most of which came from our annual Charity Golf Tournament in May. The remainder was raised through the sale of candy and stuffed animals.

The Palmetto School at the Children’s Attention Home and the Boys & Girls Clubs of York County received more than $11,000 each from the golf tournament. Employees also donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of York East and to Carolinas Credit Union Foundation’s roof garden project at the Levine Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center.

In 2013, the Palmetto School, the Children’s Attention Home, and The Boys and Girls Clubs of York County will benefit from the golf tournament set for May 21.