COLUMBIA–The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina will award Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Neighborhood House, of Charleston, the 2015 Grantee Organizational Award. The award recognizes an organization that illustrates exemplary performance in the area of health, education and community outreach.
Established by the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy in 1915, the Neighborhood House has served the poor in the city of Charleston for nearly a century. Located at 77 and 79 America St., the outreach provides education services such as G.E.D. preparation, basic skills, literacy training, computer education, a clothes closet, a food pantry, direct emergency financial assistance, and a five-day-per-week soup kitchen that serves an average of 120 people a day.
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved in South Carolina and uses its resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership.
Photo from Neighborhood House Facebook page