Free Medical Clinic awarded large grant
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded grants totaling $359,500 to 46 nonprofits – including the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County — that are working to make life better for people experiencing poverty. “Since its inception in 1996, Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has been addressing the root causes and effects of poverty in South Carolina,” Foundation President and CEO Tom Keith says. “Nonprofits throughout the state are using these grants to create a path for positive, groundbreaking work that strengthens families and communities experiencing poverty.” Another local project getting a grant is The Naomi Project, located in Florence, serving Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg counties. Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, founded in 1996. In response to God’s call and in the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the Foundation strategically uses resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership.