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Merchants Association to present funds to three local charities

Three local charities will be able to fulfill their missions a little bit better, thanks to donations from the Merchants Association of Columbia County.

The Merchants Association will make check presentations to The Bridge Ministry of the CSRA and Hope Women’s Center at 6:30 p.m. on April 26, and Child Enrichment at 2:30 p.m. on April 30. The donations are made from the proceeds of two fairs, the Merchants Association hosts. Their Spring Fair 2022 takes place April 23-May 1.

Child Enrichment creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Child Enrichment, Inc. was established in 1978 by a group of physicians, nurses, and social workers to help children who have been abused, overcome their experiences and rebuild their lives. Child Enrichment has helped more than 24,500 local children since opening its doors to the community’s needs.

The Bridge Ministry of the CSRA serves Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, and Wilkes counties. Its mission is to love and care for the poor and homeless by providing food and essential clothing.

Worship Service at The Bridge Ministry

Hope Women’s Center is committed to seeing women and families thrive. They are a faith-based, trauma-informed Care Center serving women and teen girls facing any difficult life situation.

The Merchants Association of Columbia County was established in 1962. It is a non-profit organization made up of local merchants and business people who are volunteering to make our community a better place to live and do business. In addition to helping various local charities, the Association also sponsors scholarships for high school seniors and sponsors the annual Christmas parade and the Miss Columbia County pageant.

Scheduled Dates:

Tuesday, April 26th – 6:30 pm – The Bridge Ministry of the CSRA &
Hope Women’s Center

Saturday, April 30th – 2:30 pm – Child Enrichment

The Merchants Association of Columbia County also sponsors The Miss Columbia County Fair Pageant, The Columbia County Fair to be held November 3rd through November 13th, The Martinez-Evans Christmas Parade to be held Sunday, December 4th, and The Ruby Lane/Terry Davis Memorial Golf Tournament and also supports many other community organizations.

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