2022 Charity of Choice
Each year the SAWCC selects a charity to support throughout the calendar year. In 2019, the SAWCC accepted nominations from its members for the 2020 Charity of Choice. Once the nominations were submitted, the board used guidelines set by GuideStar to narrow down the nominations to three possible candidates. These three organizations were presented to the SAWCC membership and a vote was taken to determine the 2020 charity.
As the Charity of Choice, the organization will receive a portion of the proceeds from the SAWCC Annual Grand Golf Tournament and the SAWCC Foundation’s Annual Constellation of Stars Awards Gala. As determined during the nomination process, these funds will help the organization to meet its annual goals and benefit its core mission.
We are very proud to announce that we had an overwhelming response during the voting process, which ended in a tie vote, naming the TRUTH Project as the Charities of Choice!
THRU Project bridges the gap between foster care and adulthood for youth who age out of the foster care system.
Exiting foster care alone at age 18 can be overwhelming. The statistics show increased rates of homelessness, unplanned pregnancy, and incarceration amongst foster alumni.
THRU Project provides foster youth, ages 14 and up, with a volunteer mentor, free bus passes & cell phones, crucial life skills training, and affordable & stable housing.