Category Archives: Community outreach

AFL Associates Donate Record-Breaking $352K to Communities Worldwide

Spartanburg, SC – June 19, 2018 – AFL, a global manufacturer and provider of services, held its 2nd annual giving campaign, engaging associates within their communities to understand the need and encourage giving back. The “Imagine That!” annual campaign supports associates’ financial donations to organizations in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico and New Zealand—locations where…
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Buncombe Street UMC Expands Staff

[gallery link="file" columns="2" size="full" ids="23538,23537"] Buncombe Street United Methodist Church (BSUMC), recently hired two new staff, Angela Galbreath as Communications Director and Andrew (Andy) Fox as Director of Youth Ministries. Ms. Galbreath joins BSUMC as the Communications Director, a new role created by the church to serve a membership that has now grown to more…
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Remember Old Hickory to be honored at Greenville Drive game

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Remember Old Hickory project will be a key part of the 2018 Military Appreciation Day at Flour Field on Sunday, July 1. The annual Military Appreciation Day is put on by the Greenville Drive, and is an opportunity for the Drive and the entire Upstate community to recognize and thank the…
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AFL Associates Present $287,000 Campaign Donation to United Way of the Piedmont

Spartanburg, SC – May 30, 2018 – AFL, a global manufacturer of fiber optic cable, equipment and accessories, celebrated its annual United Way campaign with a $287,000 donation to United Way of the Piedmont. Made possible by AFL associates and AFL’s Community Outreach Program, the donation set a record with a 21 percent increase over the previous year’s…
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30th annual golf tournament raises more than $500,000 for the Meyer Center

Greenville, SOUTH CAROLINA (May 14, 2018) – On Tuesday, May 1, the Meyer Center for Special Children hosted its 30th annual Kids Classic Golf Tournament at Green Valley Country Club and The Cliffs Valley, Keowee Falls and Mountain Park courses, raising a record $520,000 after expenses. Presented by Greenville Maintenance Services and The Buying Source,…
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Uniting for Change Luncheon Recognizes Challenges, Offers Inspiration

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 30, 2018) – On April 19th, Dr. Kathryn Edin, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, addressed a sold-out crowd of 540 people at United Ministries’ Uniting for Change Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency downtown. The purpose of the luncheon was to elevate the conversation about poverty and charity in…
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AFL Volunteers Choose Grant Recipients, Award $25K

Spartanburg, SC – April 17, 2018 – AFL, a leading fiber optic manufacturer and provider of services, presented several grants in honor of their 2017 volunteers. Known as the “Volunteers Choose” program, associates who volunteered in the previous year were able to vote on a grant recipient for 2018. Nine organizations around the world were recipients…
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Riverside students help complete Habitat house in Greer

GREER, S.C. – Kanya Johnson got a special welcome as she moved into her new home on Fairview Avenue today as many Riverside High School students were there to cheer her on. Riverside students raised more than $100,000 during Spirit Week last fall to help fund the construction of Johnson’s new home. Students have also…
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CDS Hockey Night with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, S.C. (April 9, 2018): The 2018 CDS Night with the Swamp Rabbits raised over $11,247 for the Center for Developmental Services (CDS). CDS families enjoyed the game and participated in pregame activities such as the ceremonial puck drop and being bench warmers. The event was sponsored by the Greenville Swamp Rabbits and SANDLAPPER Securities,…
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