2009 Carolina Childrenâ€™s Home Campaign Big Success
The Columbia Sertoma Club raised more than $56,000 during its 2009 Carolina Childrenâ€™s Home campaign. This yearâ€™s campaign was the 42nd time Sertoma has raised money for the Childrenâ€™s Home and pushed the total amount donated since 1968 to more than $3.3 million.
Ernie Lawhorne started the fundraising effort on behalf of Sertoma in 1968 and was instrumental in assuring its success over the past four decades. To raise money, Sertoma members contact friends, family, and colleagues and ask for contributions. It is the single largest fundraiser the organization coordinates annually.