Category Archives: Community outreach

The Blood Connection Recognizes Spartanburg Ecumenical Group

Spartanburg, SC (March 4, 2019) – The Blood Connection would like to thank a group of loyal Spartanburg churches for their hard work in hosting successful blood drives in our community. The “Ecumenical Blood Drive” group is an influential collaboration made up of seven churches in Spartanburg County: St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church,…
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Momentum Bike Clubs Announces Tony Elliott as Keynote Speaker for Resilience Awards Dinner

Clemson Football Co-Offensive Coordinator to Speak at 2019 Resilience Awards Dinner  Greenville, SC | March 5, 2019 – Momentum Bike Clubs (MBC), a community mentoring initiative of the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life at Clemson University, is proud to announce that Tony Elliott, Co-Offensive Coordinator for Clemson Football, will deliver the keynote address at their first annual…
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Locally Epic to bring back hat contest for 2019 Duck Derby

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Locally Epic, the mobile platform company that allows users better access to local business discounts, is hosting the Greenville Duck Derby Hat Contest on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of the Reedy River, the annual Duck Derby sends more than 10,000 rubber ducks down the river as a…
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TR Councilwoman, Furman faculty member Shaniece Criss named to 2019 Class of ChangeMakers

[caption id="attachment_30669" align="alignnone" width="1140"] Furman Health Sciences Assistant Professor Shaniece Criss is a Greenville native and member of Travelers Rest City Council.[/caption] Shaniece Criss, assistant professor of health sciences at Furman University, has been named to the 2019 Class of ChangeMakers by the Jefferson Awards Foundation (JAF). The group consists of 15 individuals in the…
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Just Say Something 2019 Board Of Directors Announced!

Greenville, SC – In the new year, Just Say Something (JSS) announces three new members to its Board of Directors. With its new and returning board members, JSS looks forward to continuing its mission of encouraging parents and communities to talk to youth about tough topics like substance use, addiction, and at-risk behaviors. #StartTalking. #ConversationStarter.…
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Jericho Project headed toward fall completion

Disabilities and special needs community located at Southern Wesleyan University CENTRAL, S.C. – Just as the walls of Jericho came tumbling down in the famous Bible story, The Jericho Project will be a place where walls that separate citizens with disabilities and special needs from the surrounding community will come down. The Jericho Project is…
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AFL Presents Grant to Operation Santa SC Inc.

Spartanburg, SC – January 14, 2019 – AFL awarded a $2,500 grant to Operation Santa SC Inc. to help spread the joy of gifts for children in Greenville County schools. The organization works with social workers and guidance counselors in Title 1 schools who live in a home struggling to provide day-to-day basic necessities. This…
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AFL Supports Foster Care in Upstate SC with $9,500 Grant

Spartanburg, SC – January 7, 2019 – AFL presented grants totaling $9,500 to two local organizations – Miracle Hill Ministries and Fostering Great Ideas – in support of foster care programs that impact children and families in the upstate of South Carolina. Miracle Hill Ministries has been recruiting foster families to care for South Carolina’s…
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Hispanic Alliance Unveils Community Needs Assessment Evaluating the Current State of the Hispanic/Latino Community of Greenville County

Greenville, S.C., (Jan. 8, 2019) – The Hispanic Alliance, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greenville and Furman University, is hosting a special event to unveil Hispanics in Greenville, a needs assessment study evaluating the current state of the Hispanic/Latino community in Greenville County. The public is invited to this presentation of the research…
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Winners announced for World of Energy Festival of Trees

[caption id="attachment_29620" align="alignleft" width="250"] Duke Energy Communications Consultant Mikayla Kreuzberger, left, presents Fostering Faithfully volunteer Susan Pirkle with the Festival of Trees second place prize, $1,500.[/caption] Duke Energy grants $5,000 to local nonprofit organizations SENECA, S.C. – Duke Energy’s World of Energy education center at Oconee Nuclear Station today presented $5,000 to the organizations of…
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