Check out what's new and exciting at Origin SC this month!
Buying Your Home, the Origin Way
Check out is awesome success story from our client, Jocelyn Chaviers.
"Today I paid rent for the last time!!! All thanks to Origin SC and their amazing team. I first came to Origin SC about a year ago for credit counseling. I never imagined a year later I would be a homeowner. I moved through the program step by step. I worked with Stephanie Reed, the Director of Lending Services. She walked me through the lending process. She educated me and helped me work through every hurdle with ease. After all my credit and finances were in order I started working with Debbie Kidd and her realty team to find my 1st home. They kept me on track and informed of the whole process! I received NFHA funds to help with my home purchase. I've always heard how stressful home buying can be but with ALL the help of the whole team, I did it! I just put my faith and trust in the process! I'm already singing the praises of ORIGIN SC to my friends and co-workers to take the first steps towards homeownership!"
This could be YOU! Contact Origin SC today to start making your dreams of
homeownership a reality.
For Realty services, contact Debbie Kidd at 843-276-8744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For Lending services, contact Stephanie Reed at 843-735-7810or email email@example.com
For Financial Coaching and workshops, please visit our website www.originsc.org or contact Laura Jeffers at 843-735-7866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Experience an Origin SC Workshop for Yourself!
July 7 - Intro to Homeownership - 10 AM-12 PM
July 12 - Making Ends Meet - 6-8 PM
July 19 - Intro to Homeownership - 6-8 PM
July 21 - First Time Homebuyer - 9 AM- 4 PM
July 26 - Intro to Homeownership - 6-8 PM
Dorchester Prosperity Center
July 28 - Intro to Homeownership - 10 AM-12 PM
Berkeley Prosperity Center
Visit ourwebsiteor call 843-735-7802 to sign up for a workshop today!
Come join Origin SC for our FREE 3rd Annual Back to School Bash on Friday, August 10th, 2018! Participants will receive free school supplies as well as information about local businesses, organizations, and resources. Free backpacks will be available for student attendees who have registered in advance (18 years or younger). There will also be free food and activities!
*Pre-registering students will be a guarantee that they will recieve a free backpack.*
Felix Pinckney Community Center
4764 Hassell Ave, North Charleston, SC
To register, please visit our event registration on Eventbrite by clicking on the green REGISTRATION link below:
(Please remeber to register each adult and student separately)
The City of Charleston secured a large space at 529 Meeting Street that they will use as a Day Center. The Day Center is going to be a one stop shop where people experiencing homelessness and those that are at risk of homelessness can get connected to different services. Origin SC will be providing assistance with completing Representative Payee applications, budgeting and financial management counseling, housing stability program assistance, and FVIP programs. Some of the other agencies that will be participating will be the City of Charleston, We are Family, Charleston Dorchester Mental Health, MUSC, Pro Bono Legal Services, YWCA of Greater Charleston. Individuals will be able to get connected with services such as job skills, tutoring, arts education, basic computing, clinical counseling, health education, housing, etc.
The center opened on June 25th, 2018 and Origin SC counselors will be at the center every Tuesday and Thursday.
It's already almost that time of the year...back to school! Check out these helpful tips and tricks to learn how you can save some money this back to school season!
1. Make a list, and stick to it.
Consider which items are non-negotiable and make sure your money goes toward those items, not extra supplies that are not necessary. Teacher supply lists can be daunting enough as it is, so stick to that and don't waste time and money on unwanted items.
2. Check out supermarkets for basic supplies.
Save money, as well as gas and time, buy getting your grocery shopping and school supply shopping done at the same time. Check your weekly circulars for great deals on pens, pencils, and loose-leaf paper.
3. Sweep your home for supplies.
Whether you know it or not, it's possible that you might already have plenty of school supplies lying around your house. So start rounding up all of the office and school supplies that you already own. Check closets, desk drawers, etc. for supplies-- you never know what you might find! Once you have done your sweep, check off what you already have from your list before you go shopping and buy things you don't need.
4. Hit up the Dollar Store.
These stores are known for their bargains! You can buy basic supplies like notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, highlighters, calculators. etc. You can start shopping at these stores earlier in the summer and get some of your shopping out of the way ahead of time, because they are always offering low prices.
5. Try online shopping.
Often, you can save money on school supplies and back-to-school clothes by shopping online. Sign up to receive emails from stores to find out when their daily/weekly sales are. Companies often offer better prices online than in their physical stores. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for inexpensive delivery options. Doing this will save you time, gas, and money.
6. Get creative!
Almost all schools require that books are covered with a protective layer. Instead of spending money on decorative book covers at the store, get creative with supplies that you probably already have. Some options include wallpaper, wrapping paper, newspaper, paper bags, etc. These kinds of covers provide a blank canvas for kids to display their artistic skills.
7. Let the kids chip in.
If your child has a piggy bank with birthday, Christmas or allowance money in it, let them contribute to school supply shopping. Maybe you already got them everything from their required list, but now they want a pencil case with their favorite movie character on it. Let them purchase that with their own money. It will teach them about money management and give them the feeling of accomplishment knowing that they bought that themselves with their own money (or at least chipped in a little bit for it!).
Continuing Education Opportunity!
The Family Violence Intervention Program at Origin SC will be hosting a Summer CEU series! Choose from 4 different courses to participate in, or for a special bundle price you could participate in all 4! Check out the list below:
Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ Community
Friday, July 13: 8 AM - 4 PM
$60 or $45 for students
Digital Technology's Impact on Domestic Violence
Friday, July 20: 8 AM - 4 PM
$60 or $45 for students
Ethical Guidelines for Treatment of Domestic Violence