The Fort Mill Care Center kicked off its first capital campaign last week.
The center, which provides food and services to Fort Mill Township residents, set a goal of $400,000. The money will be used to secure and renovate a permanent facility.
After it had to move from Banks Street, the Care Center set up a smaller operation on Tom Hall Street. Then Care Center officials purchased a former restaurant at 2760 Old Nation Road.
“Money raised from the campaign will allow us to have our own permanent facility from which to build on our legacy of caring in the Fort Mill and surrounding community,” said Diana Bernard, president of the board of the FMCC.
Kerry Cantley and Bob Turner will lead the captial campaign.
Last year, the Fort Mill Care Center assisted clients with food, utility assistance, emergency dental care, medical prescriptions and holiday gifts for children and seniors. More than 99,000 pounds of food were distributed and $233,000 was given to 3,539 families.
The FMCC continues to accept donations of nonperishable food, personal care items and money for client needs at its location at 818 Tom Hall St., Suite 114. Donations may be made 9 a.m.-noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The nonprofit United Way agency serves clients from the Fort Mill, Tega Cay and Indian Land communities.
To make donations to the campaign and learn more about the FMCC and its volunteer opportunities, go to fortmillcarecenter.org.