Individuals, Businesses and organizations have the opportunity to help make a tremendous difference with a few of Tamassee DAR School’s special needs. The Top 10 List provides a summary of how you can give to support Tamassee DAR School and spread the good word about Tamassee DAR School. Please consider at least one of the items from the list as your special project.  You can make your gift online by clicking the “Donate” button above, and in the comments section mention “Top 10” and the item you wish to support.

Mail Checks To:
Tamassee DAR School
Office of Development
PO Box 8
Tamassee, SC 29686

Memo Section of your check:

Contact: Tamassee DAR School Development Department
(864)944-1390, ext. 108

BOARDING SCHOLARSHIP FUND:  Help sponsor children in care by providing a monthly or annual donation to the Boarding Scholarship Fund. Gifts to this fund support the daily needs of the children and our programs. Boarding sponsorship gifts of $500 or more will be recognized during our annual Awards Day Program in May.

EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING AND ACTIVITY TOOLS: The Early Learning Center would like to purchase a series of diversity and inclusion books at an average cost of $18 per book. The total amount of books is $288.00. These books include cultural, racial, and anti-bullying themes.

STUDENT BANQUET HALL EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT : The dining hall is in need of a commercial grade food chopper to help prepare healthy nutritious lunch and dinner items to Tamassee students. The cost for this is $100.00.   Thank you!  The chopper has been sponsored!

STUDENT ACTIVITY FUND:  Help sponsor monthly cottage outings for the children through a gift to the Student Activity Fund. Cottage outings are a good way for peers within the cottage to form bonds and to have time away from campus doing something fun like, attending a movie, going out to eat, bowling, or roller skating on the weekend. Sponsorship for a monthly cottage outing is $150-$200 (includes up to 10 children; 1 adult; and transportation).

MEDICAL FUND:  The Medical Fund supports medical, dental, and vision care for the children of Tamassee DAR School. It also provides needed medical supplies and helps to provide for the services of a campus nurse. Your support of this fund makes a significant impact in the health of our children. There are currently four students needing orthodontic care.  Funds in any amount are appreciated.

CAMPUS SIDEWALKS: As part of the Master Plan, Tamassee DAR School has identified the need to replace campus sidewalks. After years of service, the original campus sidewalk and walkway areas are in desperate need of replacement. Although maintenance and repairs have been done over the years, it now more cost effective and safer to replace the existing walkway areas. Shifting dirt, rising tree roots, and other factors have made the paths un-level and unsafe for visitors and children. To learn more about sidewalk naming opportunities, please contact the Development Office at 864-944-1390.  Thank you to those who have participated in the naming opportunities and replaced sections of the sidewalk.   There are still sections to be replaced and naming opportunities are still available.

EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING:  The Early Childhood Learning Program would like to purchase a series of educational board games centered on cognitive learning and improving fine motor skills. Total cost $240.

STUDENT CLOTHING FUND:  Sponsors are always needed for the Student Clothing Fund which provides children with new and special occasion clothing, shoes, and athletic clothing for sports. Though the Thrift Store is a wonderful source of clothing, in addition to those gently used items, new items are also necessary for the growing children in our care. Your kind gifts in any amount to this fund are appreciated.

EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING: Early STEM learning activities tools: Environments investigation tools and research direction for early learners and preschoolers- Average cost of $95 (total $190.00). The Early Learning Center is in need of a color sorting mat ($30), and an art activity table ($168.00)

RAYMOND ACADEMY:  In an effort to support experiential learning, the Raymond Academy would like to be able to fund student educational field trips. Cost varies per student per outing ($100-$200).