Fundraising has taken a different meaning for Harmony School in recent years. On October 4th, 2015, Columbia, SC suffered a devastating flood that destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses, including our small non-profit school. We had serious flooding in our main building where our three classrooms of preschool and kindergarten children resided.
Due to the extensive damage to the building, the cost of renovations to bring up to code, and red tape with permits, it became evident that restoring our preschool building to its former self was neither financially feasible nor prudent. Now we are faced with the gargantuan task that is building a new preschool building by the elementary building, away from the flood-zone. We are so thankful for the patience of our families while we have carefully and deliberately considered our options.
After two years of fundraising, we are pleased to announce that we will be breaking ground on our new building in 2018. Our new 5,000 square foot preschool building will feature four spacious classrooms and three covered porches for outdoor learning.
On May 1st we will be participating in Midlands Gives, put on by the Central Carolina Community Foundation. Midlands Gives is a 24-hour online giving event that brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for local nonprofits in 11 Midlands counties. During Midlands Gives, contributions of just $20 or more are amplified through sponsored prize incentives. By giving to Harmony School on May 1st, we are put into drawings to win between $500 and $5000 in additional prize money for our school.
If you would like to donate to Harmony School on May 1 to help us to our goal of raising $10,000 in donations and prize money, please click here.