Acts Metro

Acts Metro Acts Metro works with Lexington/Richland 5 School District (SC) to mentor families in crisis and provide for their basic needs. We desire to empower families in 5 core areas: Basic Needs, Relationally, Financially, Emotionally and Spiritually.
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Basic Needs: When a family enters Acts Metro, they are in crisis. We help stabilize them with bill assistance and referrals to local and federal social service programs. We work with our families to have adequate food, a job, a stable living environment, reliable transportation and all the things that are necessary to accomplish these tasks. Relationally - We find that crisis isolates our families. The often feel like they are going through their issues alone. We pair each of our families up with a mentor that will walk with them for a year. The mentor becomes the key touch point for Acts Metro with each family. We also have several fun events each year that allow our families opportunities to interact with each other in a safe, fun environment. Financially - Each of our families receive budgeting assistance, regardless how much is coming in, so they can learn how to manage their money wisely. If they are unemployed or under-employed, we assist them in resume writing and job interviewing. We have also provided several parents educational assistance so they can advance their careers. Emotionally - Crisis affects the inside of us too. Once life slows down, we desire each of our families to meet with a counselor to help unpack what's going on inside them. If we can help change a family's personal and relational patterns, this better empowers them for long term life change. Spiritually - As a faith based organization, we desire all our families to grasp a higher purpose for their lives and get involved in a faith community. Mentors are encouraged to share their personal faith journeys with their families and be a resource for spiritual dialogue. The hope provided by having a personal relationship with a good God can empower us to stand firm in the face of difficult challenges.

Mission: Acts Metro exists to empower families in crisis to move from despair and dependence to hope and self-sufficiency.

Operating as usual

05/31/2019

See the message below from the Board of Directors on the future of ActsMetro:

“For Everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven… I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it.” Ecclesiastes 3:1,14

Acts Metro has served the community of Lexington/Richland School District 5 for 10 years and helped more than 240 families. Acts Metro has helped families find homes, jobs, new careers, and transportation all while creating a community of respect and care for one another. Our mission has been for families to experience whole life change in these areas: basic needs, social, financial, emotional and spiritual. After much prayer and consideration, the Acts Metro Board of Directors with the support of our Executive Director, Sean Brown, has decided to close Acts Metro July 31, 2019. We had multiple meetings and discussions surrounding the services, and financial stability of Acts Metro and exhausted multiple alternative options.
This ministry wouldn’t be possible without the connections and referrals of our school social workers. Thank you for entrusting us with your families and allowing us to be a resource to them. Thank you for welcoming our services into your schools.
Our Mentors have been the hands and feet of Acts Metro by loving and sharing life with our clients and their families. Thank you for opening your homes, joining our families for the important life moments and being the encouraging cheerleaders needed for our families’ success. Mentors, you have helped mend broken relationships, been the voice of truth in the trials, the moving team, the interview coaches, the helping hand up and the resource to the right contacts. You’ve been the friend to call, the one to be trusted, you’ve been there with the tough medical results and through it all you’ve made a difference in lives and the generations to come. Thank you for your commitments to our clients and families.
To all of our volunteers; through your service of administration, bookkeeping, Food Pantry, Financial Peace coordinators, Empower Run organizers and more, you have been the powerful force of Acts Metro keeping our services running smoothly. Like any non-profit, there is much work to be done and you’ve tirelessly worked behind the scenes and completed the hard tasks. Thank you much for your commitment to our clients.
To our church partners; thank you for your prayers, your financial support, giving us a platform to share our mission, supporting through volunteers, mentors and your benevolence. We’ve always known, if we didn’t have the resource, we could call on you to answer the need.
Without the individuals and corporate donors, these years of community outreach wouldn’t have been possible. You have funded the way to help feed families, keep utilities running, safe cars and tune ups, and counseling for our clients. Your giving has made lasting impacts on families in crisis to reach self-sufficiency.
Special thank you to Truss Link, Craig and Christie Young for your abundant generosity. Thank you for loving our families and mission so greatly to giving so generously your time and money. Lives were changed because your sponsorships gave the means to support so many more families.
Kay Little, you are the face of our Monthly food pick up events. You and your team so carefully organize the pantry and our food, customizing our monthly groceries for families with allergies, dietary restrictions and more. Your sincere care and concern for one of our most basic needs is inspiring. Thank you for your years of service and genuine smiles for everyone. You poured so much into our families with your nurturing hugs, words of encouragement and tireless efforts to provide customized pantry items for each family.
Celia Auclair, you’ve been with us for so many years and your administration work has been a blessing to our staff and families. Thank you for always being the volunteer we can count on to help any way needed. Your gentle spirit welcomes volunteers, donors, families and more as soon as one arrives to our office. Thank you for your kindness and hard work for the mission of Acts Metro.
Heather Crowe, you’ve been the hero behind the logo. Acts Metro came with a mission and a vision and you designed the logo to portray that mission. Thank you for giving your talents by designing the logos, website, graphic design for marketing materials, stationary, business cards and more. The work you gave to Acts Metro for free, is the caliber of an entire team of a large firm. You and your family give so sacrificially to our mission and I know you will continue the mission within your community.
We are grateful to God for allowing us this season of service to our clients. All our efforts have been to reflect God’s love and empower families in crisis move from despair and dependence to hope and self-sufficiency.
As a board of directors, we have had multiple conversations about closing with integrity. The first obligation is to serve the families and they all have a graduation plan in place over the coming months. Our next obligations are to satisfy all financial commitments and service contracts. Then when all obligations are satisfied, we will give any remaining funds or assets of Acts Metro to Sharing God’s Love. We would encourage you to also learn more about their mission and prayerfully consider supporting them. Sharing God’s Love is located at 147 Friarsgate Blvd, Irmo, SC 29063.

Our office will be closing May 31st, and our service to our families will continue through July 31st.

Corey Clark
Chair of Board of Directors
[email protected]
803.206.7544

05/03/2019

Just a reminder - the Empower Run is canceled due to low runner registration.

02/20/2019

ActsMetro's phone system is currently down. We are working hard to resolve the issue. If you need to reach us call Sean at 803-261-5197 or Tammie at 803-586-1422. Please do not leave a message on the office voicemail as we are unable to retrieve them at this time.

Thank you Pack 48 for providing a ton, literally, of food for ActsMetro’s pantry through their Food Drive. Over 4,400 it...
02/12/2019

Thank you Pack 48 for providing a ton, literally, of food for ActsMetro’s pantry through their Food Drive. Over 4,400 items of food and toiletries were collected on Saturday. The first 6 pictures show our pantry before and after the food drive and the food being stored in other rooms because our pantry is FULL!!!

Another great food pick-up and Mentor Round Table on Saturday!  A big Thank You to the Columbia Northwest Lion’s Club fo...
01/22/2019

Another great food pick-up and Mentor Round Table on Saturday! A big Thank You to the Columbia Northwest Lion’s Club for providing free vision screening to our families.

01/11/2019

Yesterday was an amazing day!

Starting out the new year with clean carpets in the lobby, hallway, and conference room.  Thank you Palmetto Carpet & Ti...
01/04/2019

Starting out the new year with clean carpets in the lobby, hallway, and conference room. Thank you Palmetto Carpet & Tile Cleaners for a job well done!

Here is what our shelves looked like before and after we received our donations. And yes, that is a ginormous box of toi...
12/14/2018

Here is what our shelves looked like before and after we received our donations. And yes, that is a ginormous box of toilet paper!

Shout out to Heather Kobus and Shane Miller at Athlete's Arena in Irmo for putting together the toiletries drive to bene...
12/13/2018

Shout out to Heather Kobus and Shane Miller at Athlete's Arena in Irmo for putting together the toiletries drive to benefit Acts Metro. Also Kyle Thibodeaux with Vertex PT Specialists in Irmo for helping out too. So far they’ve collected over $300 in toilet paper, detergent, toothpaste, toothbrushes, other items, and $70 in donations to purchase more!

Thank you SC Christian Dance Theater for taking up a love offering for ActsMetro during your performances of "One Life"....
12/06/2018

Thank you SC Christian Dance Theater for taking up a love offering for ActsMetro during your performances of "One Life". Your gift of $2449.44 will be used to empower families in crisis to move from despair and dependence to hope and self-sufficiency. May God continue to bless your ministry!

11/28/2018

Thank you for making Giving Tuesday a success. We are waiting for some checks to come in, so stay tuned!!!

#GivingTuesday is here!  ActsMetro exists to empower families in crisis to move from despair and dependence to hope and ...
11/27/2018
Donate | Acts Metro

#GivingTuesday is here! ActsMetro exists to empower families in crisis to move from despair and dependence to hope and self-sufficiency. We accomplish this through counseling, classes on budgeting and credit repair, mentoring, and many other services.. To empower more families, go to www.actsmetro.org/donate

As families are involved in Acts Metro, they receive assistance with necessities in a way that empowers them toward self-sufficiency.

#GivingTuesday is here!  ActsMetro exists to empower families in crisis to move from despair and dependence to hope and ...
11/27/2018

#GivingTuesday is here! ActsMetro exists to empower families in crisis to move from despair and dependence to hope and self-sufficiency. We accomplish this through counseling, classes on budgeting and credit repair, mentoring, and many other services.. To empower more families, go to www.actsmetro.org/donate or click below

We are very excited to announce that ActsMetro has already received a $5,000 gift for tomorrow's #GivingTuesday  Our goa...
11/26/2018

We are very excited to announce that ActsMetro has already received a $5,000 gift for tomorrow's #GivingTuesday Our goal is for donations to match or exceed this gift! With these funds more families can receive counseling, budgeting classes, and other services to empower them to move from despair and dependence to hope and self-sufficiency.
To help make this goal a reality, please donate tomorrow at www.actsmetro.org/donate

Just a reminder on Cyber Monday.
11/26/2018

Just a reminder on Cyber Monday.

If you shop Amazon for your holiday purchases (or any purchases) don't forget your purchases can support Acts Metro. Go to Smile.Amazon.com, select Acts Metro as your organization, and purchase your items as usual. A portion of the proceeds from your purchase will go back to Acts Metro.

If you shop Amazon for your holiday purchases (or any purchases) don't forget your purchases can support Acts Metro.  Go...
11/26/2018

If you shop Amazon for your holiday purchases (or any purchases) don't forget your purchases can support Acts Metro. Go to Smile.Amazon.com, select Acts Metro as your organization, and purchase your items as usual. A portion of the proceeds from your purchase will go back to Acts Metro.

Stay tuned Monday for some exciting news about #GivingTuesday.  If you haven't heard about #GivingTuesday, here's what i...
11/25/2018

Stay tuned Monday for some exciting news about #GivingTuesday. If you haven't heard about #GivingTuesday, here's what it's about:
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

If you shop Amazon for your holiday purchases (or any purchases) don't forget your purchases can support Acts Metro.  Go...
11/22/2018

If you shop Amazon for your holiday purchases (or any purchases) don't forget your purchases can support Acts Metro. Go to Smile.Amazon.com, Acts Metro as your organization, and purchase your items. A portion of the proceeds from your purchase will go back to Acts Metro.

Timeline Photos
11/22/2018

Timeline Photos

It’s a great day for a tailgate and a game. Come park at 916 Rosewood Dr and support ActsMetro
11/17/2018

It’s a great day for a tailgate and a game. Come park at 916 Rosewood Dr and support ActsMetro

If you shop Amazon for your holiday purchases (or any purchases) don't forget your purchases can support Acts Metro.  Go...
11/15/2018

If you shop Amazon for your holiday purchases (or any purchases) don't forget your purchases can support Acts Metro. Go to Smile.Amazon.com, Acts Metro as your organization, and purchase your items. A portion of the proceeds from your purchase will go back to Acts Metro.

Thank you!
11/12/2018

Thank you!

Pantry Item Need - If you shop Kroger they have an amazing deal today and tomorrow.  You may purchase up to 5 Brawny Pap...
11/08/2018

Pantry Item Need -
If you shop Kroger they have an amazing deal today and tomorrow. You may purchase up to 5 Brawny Paper Towels or Quilted toilet paper (or combination of each) for $3.49. ****You MUST download the digital coupon***
These items are often in high need for the pantry as they don't qualify under SNAP.

Yesterday Sean Brown was able to share the mission of ActsMetro with 45+ business owners at a local BNI meeting
11/07/2018

Yesterday Sean Brown was able to share the mission of ActsMetro with 45+ business owners at a local BNI meeting

Chick-fil-A in the Columbiana Centre is selling these shirts for $10, while supplies last, with 20% of the sale going to...
11/06/2018

Chick-fil-A in the Columbiana Centre is selling these shirts for $10, while supplies last, with 20% of the sale going to ActMetro. Stop by, get some food, buy a shirt, and tell Katie Shell hello and thank her for supporting ActsMetro!

Thankful to partner with Stuart Stout of the St Andrews Optimist Club as they host their annual Snack Pack Drive. The dr...
11/05/2018

Thankful to partner with Stuart Stout of the St Andrews Optimist Club as they host their annual Snack Pack Drive. The drive helps provide snack packs for students in District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties.

Parking still available at 916 Rosewood Dr for tonight’s game
10/27/2018

Parking still available at 916 Rosewood Dr for tonight’s game

Last night, BNI of the Midlands hosted their first Silent Auction to benefit non-profits in their local chapters at Esca...
10/19/2018

Last night, BNI of the Midlands hosted their first Silent Auction to benefit non-profits in their local chapters at Escapology. It was a great event and ActsMetro appreciates the opportunity to participate in BNI. Also, when you and your friends are looking for a fun activity downtown, stop by Escapology and see if you can figure out the clues to "escape" the room before time runs out. Make sure to let them know ActsMetro sent you!

Last night ActsMetro was awarded a grant from the Parrish Family Foundation.
10/17/2018

Last night ActsMetro was awarded a grant from the Parrish Family Foundation.

10/10/2018

The office will be closed Thursday, October 11th.

10/06/2018

Game day parking at 916 Rosewood Dr. All proceeds benefit ActsMetro

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10/03/2018
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Acts Metro

October 20th 12-4, Acts Metro has a information session/mentor training if you are interested in learning more about ways you can plug in and get involved in your community go to our website www.actsmetro.org click on the get involved tab and scroll down to the volunteer application and someone will call you !

October 20th 12-4, Acts Metro has a information session/mentor training if you are interested in learning more about way...
10/03/2018
Acts Metro | Empowering Families in Crisis

October 20th 12-4, Acts Metro has a information session/mentor training if you are interested in learning more about ways you can plug in and get involved in your community go to our website www.actsmetro.org click on the get involved tab and scroll down to the volunteer application and someone will call you !

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