Welcome to Sandhills Family Heritage Association

Sandhills Family Heritage Association (SFHA) is a non-profit organization committed to building communities of HOPE through History and Heritage, Outreach Education, Preservation of Land and Economic Self-Reliance.

The concept of our logo, the Sankofa bird is derived from the Akan people of West Africa. Sankofa teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward. That is, we should reach back and gather the best of what our past has to teach us, so that we can achieve our full potential as we move forward.

Whatever we have lost, forgotten, foregone, or been stripped of can be reclaimed, revived, preserved and perpetuated. Visually and symbolically, “Sankofa” is expressed as a mythical bird that flies forward while looking back with an egg (symbolizing the future) in its mouth.

Meet Some of Our Volunteers

Taylor Mebane

Summer Intern

“Everyone in this organization puts in real effort and a lot of quality time for basically anything that has to do with the health, education, and uplifting of their community. That inspired me to put my best foot forward in any capacity of serving people through the land.”

Aliyah McLaughin

Summer Intern
“This organization has shed a light on the importance of a farmers market in local communities and the impact it has on bringing communities – especially African American communities- together through knowledge, culture, and shared experiences. I learned that the history of SFHA is so rich and inspiring to young adults like me, because it serves as a model for future generations to come.”

Programs of HOPE