Business of the Week Recap: Nonprofits of Sanford

This Memorial Day, as we remember those who have fallen in service of our country, we want to spotlight the nonprofit organizations of Sanford which we featured last December.

First is the Boys & Girls Club of Central Carolina. Since 1995, the people at the Boys & Girls Club have helped the children of Lee County learn and grow in a safe environment. From homework assistance to games, athletics, workshops for young men and women, to drug prevention programs, the Club offers young people a range of fun, productive, and learning activities.

Donations from businesses, organizations and individuals are what keep the programs running, so if you, or your business or organization, is interested in supporting this vital community asset, visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina’s website.

The Stevens Center, founded in 1987, focuses on providing support to individuals of all ages who have developmental disabilities. The Center offers a number of programs such as NC Innovations, which promotes independence, control and community integration for Medicaid-funded individuals with developmental disabilities, Rideability, which provides affordable transportation for people with physical, intellectual, mental-health or age-related disabilities and Therapies, which include occupational therapy and speech therapy services for children and adolescents at the Stepping Stones Children’s Center, located next door to the Stevens Center.

The Stevens Center also operates the Stepping Stones Children’s Center, which is an all-inclusive 4-star childcare facility, with child care for children, from birth to Kindergarten who are developing at a typical rate, as well as for children who have a delay or disability.

You can learn more about this special organization, including ways to donate or volunteer, by visiting the Stevens Center website, or its Facebook page.

The United Way of Lee County is a local nonprofit group that brings people together to solve difficult issues in our community. The United Way strengthens the community by providing grants to local partner organizations and other nonprofits that offer services such as emergency assistance, health care for low-income residents, educational resources, and more.

Besides its work with partner agencies, the United Way of Lee County provides other services to the community. One of these is, a website where you can find service opportunities all over Lee County. To get involved and support United Way’s efforts to assist our community, or to make a secure online donation, you can visit

These organizations need our help now more than ever so that they may serve and strengthen our community. If you are able, consider supporting these businesses by volunteering or donating at the links above.