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Midlands Gives Goal 2018
Chapin We Care Center has experienced extraordinary growth in the last handful of years. That growth has required us to expand in many ways. We were extremely grateful last year to have raised the resources needed to purchase a used refrigerated truck, which proved to be the single biggest contributing factor to our significant increase in food rescue from our grocery partners and subsequent client food distribution. To accommodate that growth, we added a used walk in cooler and converted our previous cooler/freezer to more freezer square footage. We have also added service hours for clients. We are striving to responsibly continue growth and outreach.
In 2017, we were able to serve 7,607 people (16% increase over the previous year) 362,002 pounds of food (46% increase) valued at $761,519 (27% increase). We are extremely thankful that as the need has grown, our ability to meet those needs has as well.
As we continue to accommodate growth both in need and capacity, we want to both protect our resources and maintain capacity to serve as a community outreach center even in the event of a natural disaster or community crisis. As such, the Board of Directors has determined that an automatic back-up generator would best serve our clients to maintain our services no matter the inclement circumstances, as well as allowing us the ability to protect the resources with which we are entrusted.
Therefore, our Midlands Gives goal is to raise $15,000 for the purchase and installation of an automatic back-up generator.
We strive to disburse resources with the highest stewardship standards, and congruent with that priority, Chapin We Care Center was thrilled to have been honored by the SC Secretary of State as a 2017 Angel, with a client expense ratio is 93.4%! Our public trust is our most valued asset, and this lifetime award is a great encouragement that our community and state value the priority we place on responsible administration of resources.
As We Care continues to grow and expand after 31 years of service, we are always looking for more ways to impact our community due to increased need for services. We will continue to serve the nutrition and other emergency needs of our clients, as well as looking for ways to further our reach by offering more services to existing clients and continuing to find ways to reach more people in need.
We Care is the collaborative effort of churches, schools, government, clubs and agencies in Chapin, representing the whole of a community who truly cares about our neighbors. We appreciate all support to continue this vital work and sincerely thank our donors for past support and consideration of continued support as we strive to reach more of our neighbors in need.Back