Foundation Awards $20,000 to Marion-Dillion Special Needs Board for Job Readiness Training

MULLINS, S.C. -- The Marion County Healthcare Foundation Board recently approved $20,000 in funding to the Marion-Dillon Disabilities and Special Needs Board for their Job Readiness Training Program.   Project IMPRESS- Initiating Meaningful Progress Regarding Employment Situations will be implemented under the leadership of Reverend Marvin Hemmingway, Director of the Marion County Youth Day Special Needs JRT.  

“The mission of Job Readiness Training (JRT) is to improve the overall function of all consumer students and adults at home, in school and in the community” said Reverend Hemingway.

Through the program, students will receive instruction on how to properly and professionally work on jobs, write resumes, search for jobs based on their skills, as well as how to handle peer pressure and other issues on the job.  

“Job readiness is key to helping individuals prepare for, and be successful, in finding meaningful employment” said Pete Mazzaroni, Executive Director for the Marion County Healthcare Foundation.   “We are pleased to be able to partner with Reverand Hemingway on this important project” continued Mr. Mazzaroni.

Marion County Healthcare Foundation provides funding to nonprofit organizations throughout Marion County.  Mazzaroni said the foundation’s funding focus is education, economic development and healthcare.

For more information on submitting grant requests, please visit the Marion County Healthcare Foundation at

About the Marion County Healthcare Foundation:  MCHF is a health legacy foundation whose mission is to improve the quality of life in Marion County through inspired philanthropy, grants and innovative community programs.