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Midlands Gives 2022

Midlands Gives 2022 Banner Graphic

On May 3, Crooked Creek Art League will be a part of Midlands Gives 2022. Midlands Gives in an online giving challenge and year around giving platform hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation. Simply go to Please support CCAL and our amazing community projects.

What will we do with the money raised?

CCAL is committed to furthering the appreciation and support of the arts. In 2021 we continue to be a dedicated partner with the Town of Chapin with a new community project " The Arts Trail through Chapin". This project is showcasing the new Chapin Nature Trail located behind Chapin Town Hall. A small number of trail markers will be installed on the trail. as the trail grows larger. In 2020 a mural was painted on two of the walls in Crooked Creek Park Recreation Center . It depicts why people like living in Chapin. Because of Covid-19 we have had to table some of our bigger projects. We are also working on a project that would give an outstanding high school senior in an arts program at Chapin High School, who is nominated by their art teacher, a monetary gift. We also donate to the Chapin High School, USC and Benedict College Arts Programs.

Central Carolina Community Foundation Midlands Gives Banner

Central Carolina Community Foundation provides a creative cost-effective way for people to invest in charitable causes they are passionate about. They also collaborate with non-profit organizations and community partners to meet community needs. Midlands Gives brings the region together throughout the year. In addition to being a year-round resource for donors, on May 3rd, the initiative amplifies during an 18hour giving challenge.

From 6am to 11:59pm on May 3rd, donors can give a minimum of $10 or more to their favorite non-profit. Donors visit the online giving platform at to search for profiles of participating non-profits, CCAL is one of those. They select their organization and add to their cart.

Learn more about Midlands GIVES at

What can the CCAL membership do to help? You can challenge each other, match gifts, and reach out to community partners to give. There is a social media component. Place information for the dates and times up on your Facebook page, your website and Twitter and Instagram pages. Talk to friends and family.

If anyone has any questions, please contact me by email at

Thanks, Alex DiFrancesco, Grant Coordinator


About the Author:

A native of Bluefield, West Virginia, Alexandra (Alex) is a retired school guidance counselor. She has had the opportunity to live on both the East and West Coasts before moving to Chapin, South Carolina in 2015.

Alex has enjoyed photography since she was a child, playing with her parents Kodak Brownie camera. She enjoys photographing a variety of subjects which includes nature and architecture.

She has been a member of Crooked Creek Art League for four years and as a member, she rediscovered her passion of photography. “I am surrounded by so many amazing artists and they inspire me.” Although just an amateur, Alex loves entering gallery shows and exhibits and considers them all a part of the learning experience. She has participated in the USC School of Visual Art and Design’s 64th Annual Art Auction, Crooked Creek Art League Annual Juried Show, Crooked Creek Art League Still Hopes Fall Juried Show, South Carolina State Fair, and the 2020 Dogwood Festival Art Show in Denmark, SC. She also just completed a one-person exhibit at Chapin City Hall. Alex also shows her photography in local galleries. Alexandra is a Juried member of the South Carolina Artisans Center in Walterboro, SC. She currently serves on the board of CCAL as grant writer.


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