Christmas is about giving and Family Trust employees know how fun that can be. We gave $12,000 to four non-profit agencies in York County although members get the credit by buying stuffed animals and candy at our branches. “We are so grateful to our members for helping us support our neighbors. Their generosity makes the magic happen $1 at a time.” says Sula Pettibon, fundraising chairperson.
“The money will really help us operate the camp in the summer,” said Angie Wells, director of the Worthy Boys and Girls Camp that is staffed by the Rock Hill Police Department. “We provide everything they need even if they come with nothing.”
One hundred eighty boys and girls will attend the camp at one of the five, one-week sessions held at the 48-acre camp in southwest Rock Hill. They’ll be treated to boat rides with the York County Sheriff’s Department, swimming and other outdoor activities. “They get to experience a lot of things they never experienced before,” said Angie.
The Adult Enrichment Center in Fort Mill will use the money to help provide aquatic activities for some younger clients who are wheelchair bound. The center provides daily services to more than 70 clients – mostly senior citizens and some young adults.
Tender Hearts Ministries operates the House of Hope for homeless women and children, and provides food and clothing through its community outreach. Two thrift stores in Rock Hill and York provide income for the two programs.
RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center in Clover offers year-round horseback riding lessons for disabled and special-needs adults, young adults and children.
Pictured above: Tina Felske, of Family Trust’s fundraising committee presents a check to Tender Hearts Ministries.
Doug Cole, of Family Trust’s fundraising committee presents a check to Rock Hill Police Department’s Worthy Boys and Girls Camp.
Marieta Moore and Brittany Heid of Family Trust’s fundraising committee present a check to RideAbility.