The Ruth S. Pugh Foundation
The Ruth S. Pugh Foundation, Inc. was created in 1998
to further the great efforts of Ruth Pugh. As one of the first special
education teachers in Newberry County, her efforts extended beyond the
classroom. Ruth Pugh encouraged community integration for people with
disabilities and special needs. She supported people to be included in the
community, recognizing that people with disabilities are people first.
As a 501 (c) 3 organization, the Ruth S. Pugh
Foundation consists of nine board members and provides opportunities for
people with disabilities and special needs to participate in the life of
The Ruth S. Pugh Foundation works together with other
organizations such as the Voices for PRIDE, self advocacy committee, and
Partners for PRIDE to
enhance supports to people in the community.
The Ruth S. Pugh Foundation is sponsoring a fundraising
campaign through the Sally Foster Company. The campaign will continue
through the end of June 2012. If you would like to view the available
items, (including gift wrap, gift items, candy, holiday items, cookie
dough, and coupon books) please visit the Sally Foster website at www.sallyfoster.com. At checkout, enter your credit card
information and click on “give credit to school or group” and then enter 925781 as the account number
or enter Ruth S. Pugh Foundation in the group name. The Ruth S. Pugh Foundation will be
credited 40% from all orders placed. All orders of $50 or more will ship
for free. All items will be shipped directly to your home or designated
Questions regarding products or ordering may be
directed to Sally Foster’s Customer Service Department at
Thank you for supporting this campaign. All proceeds
will be used to support the activities and needs of the individuals served
by Newberry DSN Board and the Ruth S. Pugh Foundation. If you would like additional information
regarding fundraising, please call 803-276-0078.
Through the After Hours Program, opportunities for
participation in the community are provided. People choose a support staff
that will accompany them on outings such as shopping, dining, movies, or
other recreation activities of their choice. The support staff provides
transportation and other supports which the person may need.
Having an after hours program means people can
independently plan outings of their choice, without depending on family for
transportation and support.
The Ruth S. Pugh Foundation supports family unity by
providing one time funds to help families in time of need. These funds are
used to assist in food, clothing and shelter needs.
To support People