How We Help
The mission of We Care Center is to provide food and warmth to those in need.
We receive food donations from area churches, school groups, the postal service, scouts, business, individuals, and civic organizations. We receive perishables weekly from our local grocers: Food Lion and Bi-Lo. In 2014, our clients received 216,370 pounds of food.
Limited funds provided for payment of utilities. Monies are paid directly to utility companies.
Provided when deemed necessary for medical, Department of Social Services, Social Security and Veteran's Administration appointments. We also assist with gas for job interviews when we have the resources.
Provided during winter months.
In partnership with St. Francis of Assisi, vouchers are provided to the Thrift Store, primarily for clothes and shoes.
Basic Skills Education
In partnership with Lexington/Richland School District 5 registration fees paid for GED and other life skill classes.
Fan/Space Heater Distribution
When donated these are given out during appropriate months.
Children's Book Nook
A new Children's Book Nook will be opening this fall at the We Care Center thanks to a grant received by the Chapin Sunrise Rotary Club. Rotary Club volunteers are reading and recording the books on DVDs which children of clients will be able to watch during their visit to We Care. Also, children will be able to pick out and keep one book including DVD for their very own every month!
Upon request from clients.
The Benefit Bank of South Carolina
The Benefit Bank is not a financial institution but instead gives We Care clients access to a 'bank' of resources. Alecia Klauk, Benefits Coordinator, is on-site at We Care several days a month to assist clients in completing federal and state applications - all in one place, all at one time and all during one interview. Please check our calendar or call 803-345-3244 for her schedule.
Good Samaritan Clinic
The Good Samaritan Clinic is a free medical clinic that provides general medical care, dental care, health education, prevention and spiritual guidance. The volunteers are here to help you, especially if you're uninsured or have no documentation. The clinic is open on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, and patient registration is from from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. The clinic is located at 1808 Chapin Road, in the former We Care pantry building.