The Redneck Performing Arts Association (RPAA) was excited to distribute $14,000 to selected charitable groups from Spittoono XXX held August 19th through the 21st, 2010.
The fourteen charities that will benefit from the funds, are as follows:
- The Whitten Center
- The Collins Children Home
- SC Guardian ad Litem Program
- Helen’s Hugs
- Country Santa
- For The Hounds
- Helping Hands
- Clemson Free Clinic
- Clemson Community Care
- Toys for Tots
- The Anderson and Oconee County Animal Shelters
- Foothills Humane Society of Pickens County
- SC Jaycee Foundation
- Foothills Alliance
The RPAA wishes to extend our deepest gratitude to all 18 bands and the many sponsors for this year’s festival. Additionally, those individuals that religiously assist with the set-up, operation, and take down of the mayhem are also greatly appreciated. “Without all of the assistance we received, it would have never been the success that it has”, says Justin Rakey.
Organizers for the event are already planning for next year, and those die-hard patrons that wish to mark their calendars now
should plan on seeing us again next year, August 25 through August 27, 2011.
Brief explanations of the beneficiaries are below.
|Helen’s Hugs: Helen’s Hugs is a non-profit organization established in memory of Helen Corontzes after she died tragically in March of 2006. All funds generated provide opportunities for special children to participate in therapeutic equestrian programs. For more information, visit www.helenshugs.org.|
|Whitten Center: Home for children in need of shelter for various reasons. Located in Clinton, SC, the Whitten Center is one of the most established agencies of its kind in the state. For more information, contact (864) 833-2733|
|Helping Hands: Helping Hands of Clemson is an emergency shelter for abused and neglected children, primarily serving Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties in upstate South Carolina. Since opening its doors in 1984, they have become the state’s largest emergency shelter for children. For more information, visit www.helpinghandsofclemson.org.|
|Clemson Community Care: To assist persons in difficult circumstances with necessities such as food, shelter and utilities, and to help them to become self-sufficient through educational programs and advocacy. Services include a food pantry, heating/cooling assistance, rental assistance, home repairs, children’s programs, an extensive referral service and more. For more information, visit www.clemsoncommunitycare.org.|
|For the Hounds: Organized in 2003, this volunteer and non-profit charity focuses mainly on Greyhound rescue, but are also a sight hound placement group. Although a relatively small organization, their members have vast experience and dedication working with all sight hounds (Greyhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Borzoi, Whippet, Afghan, Saluki ). Their goal is to match the right hound with their perfect family. For more information, visit www.forthehounds.com.|
|Camp Hope: Jaycee Camp Hope is a statewide residential camp for mentally challenged citizens. Its purposes are to give the camper helpful experiences in an outdoor environment, develop the ability to work and play as a group, and provide new experiences unique to a camp setting. For more information, visit www.clemson.edu/outdoorlab/camps.|
|Collins Home: Collins Home provides a home for children between the ages of 5 - 18 who are in need of a stronger family support system. Their goal is the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social and physical development of our children, and the eventual reunification with their natural families whenever possible. For more information, visit www.collinschildrenhome.org.|