Palmetto Works summer program for kids thrived this year, thanks in part to help from students in the music program at Coastal Carolina University. The CHOPS food program also reopened in mid-September to offer fresh produce to those most in need.
CBF is accepting financial gifts to aid in the recovery efforts needed because of the damage caused by Hurricane Ida. No other items are being accepted.
Palmetto Works, our missions partner in Conway, was approved for $30,000 in seed capital from South Carolina’s Feeding Innovation Program. CHOPS Produce winning business plan includes funds to re-open the market following pandemic-related closure.
Stephanie Cassell, a student at Duke Divinity School, is getting field experience this summer working with Koinonia of Columbia through the South Carolina Christian Action Council. Using her interest in photography, she is teaching students how they are “made to create.”
Koinonia of Columbia is launching its first Freedom School this week. A national program sponsored through the Children’s Defense Fund, offers materials and training that help African American children better understand their heritage and culture.
Nell Green, one of the first to serve CBF in global missions, now lives in Rock Hill. She is taking on the role of Global Missions Advocate to create a culture where mission flourishes.
Ellen Sechrest lays out the steps a church can take to become more deeply involved with CBF missions, including choosing a specific area of focus.
Three years ago, the local school identified a family that could really benefit from what Koinonia had to offer. Now, having gained the mother’s trust, she is one of most engaged parents in Koinonia’s program.
In the midst of the tumult and uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus, Carolina Immigrant Alliance has attempted to give its clients a sense of stability and understanding as they try to navigate the immigration system.
Here are three examples of specific ways that Palmetto Works has helped three families during recent months. These families struggle during ‘normal’ times and the Covid pandemic has made their lives even harder.