Volunteers from First Presbyterian Church volunteering for Day of Service
2012 SUMMARY OF SERVICE TO THE NEEDY
(brackets [ ] indicate total since opening in 1986)
INTERVIEWS - 3,722 interviews were conducted to determine needs
FOOD PANTRY - 6,093 individuals received food for one week (3 meals a day) about 127,974 meals (approx. cost - $0.34 per meal) [Total since opening Aug. 1986-123,561 individuals = 2,481,885 meals]
SENIOR FOOD PROGRAM - An average of 419 needy elderly received a weeks worth of food each month (average cost-$7.14/week) (An average of 75 seniors were served from ACTS’ Jackson satellite center) a total of 5,025 individuals served this year.
CLOTHING - 3,149 individuals received several outfits of clothing. (Donated clothing is sorted and only clean, good condition, and in-style clothing is given to our clients.) [Total –703,408 individuals]
UTILITIES - 1,375 families were provided utility assistance by providing portable heaters, fans or direct payment to utility companies to prevent shut off of gas, electricity, or water service. [Total -16,270 families]
MEDICATIONS - 244 individuals received prescription medication assistance.
FURNITURE - 32 homes received furnishings. [Total – 3,510] Many of these were burn-outs, church and agency referrals. ACTS supplied as much furniture as was available.
HOUSEWARES -168 families received housewares (sheets, blankets, drapes, kitchen equipment, china, flatware, etc.) [Total-6,352 families]
OTHER SERVICES - 410 individuals or families were provided a variety of services including eyeglasses, emergency food, diapers or transient food bags, medical equipment (wheelchairs walkers, etc.).
For special requests, such as orthopedic shoes or braces, or needs that fall outside our policy guidelines, individual churches have given extra funds to fill those needs.
PRIOR INITIATIVES - ACTS established the Community Medical Clinic (formerly ACTS of Caring Clinic) and worked with Salvation Army to establish the Homeless shelter. ACTS also worked with Our Lady of the Valley and the Lower Savannah Council of Governments to establish the Medication Assistance Program.
ACTS NEVER GIVES MONEY TO CLIENTS – Accounts are paid directly to utility companies, drug store’s etc.
February 1, 2013
ACTS is an equal opportunity provider and employer. In accordance with Federal law and USDA policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Complaints of discrimination should be sent to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 or 202-720-6382 (TTY).
We're open for Client services Monday - Friday 11:00 - 3:00.
To schedule an appointment please call 803-642-5919.
We open each day with prayer asking God to guide us and thanking Him for allowing us to serve in his name to our neighbors in need.
We provide assistance with food, clothes, utilities, medication, and house wares & furniture for referrals from the Cumbee Shelter and victims of fire.
We offer a Senior Food Program (distribution in Aiken and Jackson) for qualifying Seniors the 3rd Saturday of every month from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
One of our volunteers helping a senior out with her groceries.
We partner with other community agencies when appropriate to try to meet the needs of those seeking assistance.
Receptionist at work
Food order ready to go!