A local organization wants to bring awareness to the shocking number of homeless children in our area. Bob Powers, head of the Mayday Charity Project, stopped by WBTV News Saturday morning to talk about the upcoming golf tournament. It'll be held on October 10, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the River Hills Country Club.
Founded in 2012, The Mayday Project was initially created to bring awareness to the shocking number of homeless children and families in the Clover, SC School District. Over the past four years, the charity has grown its mission to enhance the lives of homeless children, their families and other children in need, throughout the Clover and York School Districts.
Through volunteer efforts and the annual fundraiser, The Mayday Project is able to donate critical assistance directly to School District representatives and school administrators to distribute to children and families that they personally see are in need.
The Mayday Project also provides support to a number of non-profit organizations devoted to children within the community including: Children's Attention Home, Tender Hearts Ministry, Steppin' High, RideAbility and Early Learning Partnership of York County.
Funding for college tours of Winthrop University and York Tech, in addition to the establishment of a scholarship at York Tech in 2015 for homeless students (as classified by federal standards) graduating from the Clover School District, were made possible through Mayday grants.
Since 2012, The Mayday Charity has raised $99,000. They hope to surpass their 2015 donation amount of $24,000, through the 2016 charity golf tournament on October 10 at the River Hills Country Club.