South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships
South Carolina Celebrates Community Action Month
The Hub: Special CAM Edition – June 30, 2021
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Each year, South Carolina, along with Community Action Agencies across the nation, celebrates National Community Action Month in May. In observance, South Carolina Community Action Agencies display their programs and services within their community. This celebration gives residents, many of whom are unaware of the poverty in their communities, a first-hand look at the struggles low-income families face and how Community Action Programs help them achieve financial security.
See newsletter for Community Action Hero: Sargent Shriver with a brief introduction to the origin of "community action" and the Community Action Month Proclamation issued by the Governor of South Carolina.
See newsletter for details on Community Action Month activities carried out by the following South Carolina CAAs:
Darlington County Community Action Agency, Inc.
Community Action Month Celebration & Outreach Day (May 1) and staff packing food boxes for Harvest Hope Food Bank (May 20)
GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission, Inc.
Mayoral Proclamation for CAM during a City Council meeting (May 17), contact-free drive-through event (May 21) and lunch delivery to City of Greenwood office staff
Lowcountry Community Action Agency, Inc.
Drive-Thru Food Distribution & Drive-Up Event (May 25)
Pee Dee Community Action Partnership, Inc.
Head Start Literacy Awareness Day: The Value of Books (May 4), Vaccine and Emergency Solutions Outreach, and a Strengthening Families Program Graduation
Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
Three weeks of spirit activities were hosted and three awareness day events were held for the community
South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships, Inc.
SCACAP challenged each staff member to participate in SCACAP Logo Fridays in May, Community Action Communication Day was held for staff development training and several activities for discussion and networking were held including having each staff member design a presentation on what Community Action means to them (i.e. poster, flyer, poem, etc.).