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Midlands Gives 2019 Was a Success!

On May 7, 2019, RCFS participated in the annual online giving day known as Midlands Gives, sponsored by the Central Carolina Community Foundation. Over a period of 18 hours, we received more than $3000 ($3,014.43, to be exact) in donations and prizes that will go directly back into programs serving young children and their families. […]


Child Care Classrooms Benefit from Midlands Gives

Up to 18 Richland County child care classrooms will be able to take an important step in implementing the practices of Conscious Discipline because of some generous supporters on Midlands Gives Day. Between the 2016 and 2017 annual online giving days, sponsored by the Central Carolina Community Foundation, 36 donors have given a total of […]

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The Power of Play

Before Midlands Gives next Tuesday I wanted to let you know more about how we are using our donations and why it matters for kids. The Power of Play Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work […]

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A Note from Our CEO

Last week we received at our office an anonymous letter. Upon inspecting its contents, we were delighted to find that RCFS has been chosen by the Cheerful Giver to receive a matching gift of up to $2500 for every dollar we raise on May 5 during Midlands Gives. About the Cheerful Giver The Cheerful Giver […]

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Midlands Gives – Thank You!

We came, we saw, we gave locally. On Tuesday, May 6, donors across the Midlands came together to support their favorite nonprofits in our community’s first-ever online day of giving. 37 donors chose to support RCFS to the tune of $3,720. Add in the bonus pool multiplier and the prize we won when one of […]

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What is #MidlandsGives?

On May 6, 2014, organizations from across 11 counties in the Midlands will participate in the 24-hour online giving challenge Midlands Gives, sponsored by the Central Carolina Community Foundation. The unprecedented event encourages every citizen of the Midlands to give at least $20 to the nonprofit organization of their choice. Richland County First Steps is […]