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CARE House of the Pee Dee Named 2023 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards Grant Recipient

The CARE House of the Pee Dee, a local Children’s Advocacy Center, has been named the recipient of a $125,000 grant through the annual Chick-fil-A® True Inspiration Awards® program. This grant will help support quality forensic, therapeutic and support services provided by the CARE House to child abuse victims and families throughout the Pee Dee.

As a Children’s Advocacy Center serving Florence, Marion, Dillon and Clarendon counties, the CARE House is a safe place for children and families to go following allegations of abuse and neglect to receive services. Those services include evidence based counseling, advocacy, investigative services and prevention, but for this local non-profit, the grant will allow the CARE House to deepen their impact locally and take action on long-term plans for growth.

“The staff at the CARE House are so excited for this funding, but also for the acknowledgement of the great work being accomplished. I am thankful to everyone at West Florence Chick-fil-A for their support and encouragement,” said Meg Temple, Executive Director for the CARE House. “We plan to use these funds to build a strong foundation for the future so that we know the CARE House will be serving children as long as maltreatment continues to exist.”

The CARE House is one of 46 True Inspiration Awards grant recipients in 2023 that are receiving a collective $5 million. To be selected for a grant, organizations must work to address key issues that align with Chick-fil-A's corporate social responsibility priorities: Caring for People, Caring for Others through Food, Caring for our Communities and Caring for our Planet, a new category added this year.

“Through our True Inspiration Awards grant program, Chick-fil-A helps empower local nonprofits that are leading positive change and creating tangible impact throughout the communities they serve,” said Brent Fielder, Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Chick-fil-A, Inc. “It is our pleasure to invest in the growth and legacy of all our 2023 recipient organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada.”

To learn more about the Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards program, visit

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