The Smartbox is a 501C3 organization that unlocks boxes in children that have suffered from traumatic experiences. The SmartBox provided over 200 daily meals to Denmark Technical College summer recreation programs and was featured in a local newspaper in Denmark. The organization worked alongside Detra Salley with the Bamberg Recreation Department, Leslie Brooks with Denmark Technical College, and many others. Meals were provided in Allendale, Aiken, Bamberg, Blackville, Hampton, and Orangeburg counties. Phyllis Smart is the founder of The SmartBox which is housed in Fairfax SC in Allendale County.
Fund for Southern Communities
The Fund for Southern Communities supports nonprofit organizations working to create just and sustainable communities that are free of oppression and that embrace and celebrate all people. The Fund provides grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to progressive grassroots groups in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina that address social change issues, such as workers’ rights, environmental justice, economic justice, non-traditional arts and media, etc. The Fund provides seed grants to new projects, and general or project support to small organizations (with a total organizational budget of $150,000 or less). The application deadline is September 7, 2018. Visit the Fund’s website to review the grant application information.