Five Points Foundation donates $53,500 to Midlands charities, non-profits

Five Points Foundation

The Five Points Foundation donated $53,500 to 36 Midlands charities and non-profit organizations from revenue generated from the 33rd annual St. Pat's in Five Points festival.

The success of St. Pat’s in Five Points has allowed for nearly $1 million to benefit local charities over the celebration’s 33-year history, according to spokeswoman Amy Beth Franks.

The 2015 recipients include First Nazareth Baptist Church Boy Scouts, Ancient Order of the Hibernians, AUSA, Bethlehem Community Center, Boy Scout Troop 330, Capital City Shag Club, Carolina Wrecking Balls, City year Columbia, Columbia Children’s Theatre, Columbia Crossroads, Columbia Olde Grey Rugby, Columbia Quad Squad, Columbia Starlings Volleyball, Columbia Women’s Rugby, DACS, Inc., Double Dutch Forces, Dreher Band Booster Club, Happy Wheels, Impact Carolina, Junior Women’s Club of Columbia, Moving Youth Forward, Palmetto Health Foundation, Prosperity Project, SC Equality, SC Pride, Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, Sierra Club, Sister Care, Inc., Sustainable Midlands, United Way of the Midlands, USC Upward Bound, Venture Crew 312, Vietnam Veterans, WJ Keenan PTSA, Zion Pilgrim Baptist Step Team and Zion Pilgrim Baptist Ushers.