Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center Awarded One SC Fund Grant for COVID-19 Response

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Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center, the region’s leading resource to prevent abuse, protect children and heal families, was awarded $10,000 from The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response, a fund housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation. The grant will assist Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center’s telehealth response during the pandemic.

“We have been able to prevent abuse, protect children and heal families now, even during this health crisis, because of generous community support,” said Dr. Carole Swiecicki, Executive Director of Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center. “Children need our help today - now more than ever - and this support has allowed us to continue to provide prevention resources, add telehealth services and work closely with professionals to ensure they are in a position to recognize the signs of abuse.”

“COVID-19 has placed a growing financial burden on communities around the state,” said Mac Bennett,” director of community impact and strategic initiatives at Cyberwoven, LLC. “The grants will help meet the rising needs spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic in our state.” Bennett is chairing the executive committee for the One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response.

The One SC Fund was established in 2015 by former Governor Nikki Haley as a statewide disaster relief fund and has directed donations to relief efforts for the Thousand-Year Flood, Hurricane Matthew, and Hurricane Florence.  Today, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens our state and our country. The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response is a collaborative statewide response to food, shelter, health, and nonprofit sustainability needs stemming from the Coronavirus pandemic. The three core partners in the One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response — SC Grantmakers, TogetherSC, and United Way Association of SC — will be joined by dozens of local, regional and statewide organizations in implementing an expedient, efficient, and equitable use of the One SC Fund.

The fund enhances and complements the efforts already underway in several counties and regions across South Carolina and is addressing gaps in the response efforts, including support for communities that lack resources or an organized philanthropic response. The effort also provides an outlet for statewide, regional, and national funders interested in supporting the COVID-19 response in South Carolina.

How to Donate to the One SC Covid-19 Response Fund

Those wishing to contribute to the One SC Covid-19 Response Fund can do so in the following ways:
  • Online: Visit http://www.onescfund.org to make a donation with your credit card.

  • Mail: Send a check made payable to Central Carolina Community Foundation-One SC Covid-19 Response to: Central Carolina Community Foundation-One SC, 2142 Boyce St., Suite 402, Columbia, SC 29201.

Information for nonprofits interested in applying for a grant is available at www.yourfoundation.org/onescgrants.

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