According to Jeffrey McLain, director of Givebac, the money will be used to help homeless individuals. Givebac provides housing and treatment options for individuals recovering from drug and alcohol abuse.
St. David's Thrift Store generates around $10,000 to $12,000 a year, according to grants chairman Nancy Martin. A portion of the sales go to St. David's Episcopal Church's discretionary fund; otherwise, the money is distributed in grant form to local groups and organizations dedicated to helping others. Grants have been presented to the Connie Maxwell Children's shelter and the two women's shelters in Chesterfield County.
Martin said a grant was given to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), and those funds were used for local individuals when they did not qualify for assistance from the state.
For more information about this story, please read the June 3, 2004 edition of the Cheraw Chronicle/Chesterfield Advertiser.