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Sacks of Love receives $50,000 to help fight childhood hunger through Walmarts Golden Spark Promoti
Camden resident Marie Sheheen secures funds to expand local backpack
Joe Quinlan, manager of Camden Walmart; Rev. Jimmy Hanf of the Kershaw Baptist Association; Marie Sheheen of the United Way of Kershaw County and Kathy Hall of the Kershaw Baptist Association display the check that was donated to Sacks of Love at Blaney Elementary School.
Many people may think of students’ bookbags being loaded with school supplies, but more than 400 Kershaw County children receive special weekly backpacks filled by volunteers to ensure these students will not be hungry on the weekend. The Sacks of Love program -- coordinated by the Kershaw Baptist Association -- received its own special gift last week when it was notified that Camden resident Marie Sheheen had been randomly selected to win one of 40 $50,000 "Golden Spark" donations from Walmart’s Fighting Hunger Together fall initiative and designated Sacks of Love as the recipient. This is the only award being made in South Carolina.