Friendship Place, a Christian-based nonprofit organization, announces a new fundraising campaign to expand its EATS program. Caroline Coleman, wife of Friendship Places Board of Directors President Wayne Coleman, will participate in Swim the Loop in Wilmington, N.C. Her goal is to raise $10,000 to cover the cost of a trailer that will act as a mobile donation drop for the organization.
The addition of the Mobile Food Drive will expand the number of donations given to Friendship Place’s food program, EATS. The EATS program fights food insecurity in Georgetown, S.C. by providing cooked and bagged meals five days a week and on holidays.
The Mobile Food Drive will be a donation location and allow people in need to receive take-home meals. The trailer will travel to community centers, schools, churches, and businesses making food donations convenient to supporters.
Swim the Loop will take place in the channel between Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach on Sunday, October 9. During the 3.5-mile endurance swim around Mott’s Channel, the participants will experience tide changes and 5-10 mph winds. Caroline is one of 270 swimmers who will compete for the Top 3 spots in their age categories.
“We are excited to expand our EATS program to fulfill the growing needs of the community,” said Wayne Coleman, President of the Board of Directors for Friendship Places. “The Mobile Food Drive allows people to be free of fear and judgment for our neighbors. I am so proud of my wife for taking on this incredible challenge for the organization that does so much for the community we love. “
For more information on Friendship Place and the “Swim the Loop” campaign, please visit friendshipplaceinc.networkforgood.com/projects/166306-caroline-s-swim-for-friendship-place
Friendship Place, a nonprofit organization rooted in Christian values, has served the Georgetown, South Carolina, community for more than 20 years. Today, Friendship Place works to provide its neighbors in poverty the opportunity to move from crisis to self-sufficiency. Friendship Place has served thousands of Georgetown residents in need through its programs, providing employment training and placement, community meals, prayer services, and mental and behavioral health services through its four core programs: Georgetown Works, Georgetown Eats, Georgetown Prays, and the Riverside Behavioral and Learning Collaborative.
Friendship Place is recognized as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and an exempt operating foundation. Contributions to the organization are tax-exempt to the extent allowed by current tax law.
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