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Patch Picks: Five Santee Nonprofits That Are Making a Difference

Charity begins at home, or at least in your local community.

Looking to donate your time or money to a worthy cause?  How about helping out a local nonprofit that is making a difference in your community?

Offering kids age 6-18 to participate in recreation, cultural education, leadership development, personal enrichment and several other programs, the Boys & Girls Club aims to keep kids off the streets and steer them toward a successful future.

Dedicated to enriching the lives of people with disabilities, the Disability Dream Weavers organization helps purchase equipment for those in need, provides disability education to the community, and offers an expansive database on information and resources for the disabled. 

The national YMCA organization has been promoted in the health and overall wellness of society for generations, and the Santee branch carries this torch with several programs available including aquatics, dance, martial arts, child care and more.

Promoting community living and civic prosperity, the Fraternal Order of Eagles has over 800,000 members in the US and Canada and is most notable for creating Mother’s Day and battling ageism with its “Jobs After 40” program.

In addition to substance abuse rehabilitation services and behavioral solutions, this veterans support group offers resume writing and job placement services to help veterans in need assimilate back into society.

Arli February 17, 2011 at 08:34 PM
How about the Santee Historical Society? The SHS is currently in fund-raising mode to bring the Polo Barn up to speed as a home for the society as well as the future home of the Santee Heritage Museum.
Sam February 18, 2011 at 07:14 PM
How about Santee Santas Foundation. This Non-Profit organization exists solely to help low income families and seniors in Santee, not only during the holidays, but also, they have an Emergency Fund to help families/seniors in a true emergency. Santee Santas operates solely on donations and volunteers all year long. Visit their website: www.santeesantas.org for more information.

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