Category Archives: Nonprofit

Sylvia House aims to help addiciton recovery

GREENVILLE, S.C. – A social venture entrepreneur is looking to launch a first-of-its kind recovery residence to serve Upstate residents battling drug and alcohol addictions. Sylvia House serves as a transition for young women who followed the path of substance abuse that led to things such as lost jobs, lost opportunities and even legal problems,…
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Kiwanis Club donates to GCM

[caption id="attachment_16261" align="alignnone" width="900"] Kiwanis Club of Greer[/caption] The Kiwanis Club of Greer donated $1,400.17 to Greer Community Ministries (GCM) as part of their ongoing support of the nonprofit organization. Kiwanis members from left are: John Helfrich, Don Kelley, Charmaine Helfrich, Stephen Smith, executive director at GCM, and Joseph Brown.
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Nominations open for James F. Barker Ethics in Action Award

CLEMSON – Clemson University’s Rutland Institute for Ethics has opened nominations for its fourth annual James F. Barker Ethics in Action Award. The award recognizes and celebrates action that exemplifies integrity and, in a continuing and constructive way, encourages commitment to ethical conduct and the value of integrity. Nominations will be accepted until Aug. 20 through the Rutland Institute’s website at www.clemson.edu/ethics. Recipients are recognized for actions and significant accomplishments…
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Rebuild Upstate complets 100th home repair

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Rebuild Upstate has completed its 100th home improvement project of 2017. The recipient of the milestone project was in the Pleasant Valley community. Volunteers from Mission Greenville and Rebuild Upstate’s Handyman Club spent a total of 425 hours on the home’s improvements, including roofing, electrical, plumbing, flooring and handrail repairs. Mission Greenville…
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Spartanburg Born Learning Resource Centers Receive National Award

[caption id="attachment_16056" align="aligncenter" width="740"] Spartanburg Housing Authority Connections Coordinator, Natalie Hurd, and a resident who participates in the Born Learning program, Tchenavia Jonte Singleton pictured at the NAHRO Conference[/caption] Spartanburg, S.C. (August 2, 2017) - United Way of the Piedmont is thrilled to announce that the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Organizations has given…
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Local Housing Efforts Earn National Recognition from VA

Greenville, SC – Ivory Mathews, Executive Director of The Greenville Housing Authority (TGHA) was one of twelve nationwide who were recently recognized by the Veterans Administration with the Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Service for Homeless Veterans. Ms. Mathews was a top achiever in the Community Organization category. “VA’s strong community efforts on Veteran…
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United Way of the Piedmont Presents Two Awards to OTO Development

Hospitality company's headquarters employees recognized for increased support and generous giving SPARTANBURG SC (JULY 25, 2017) -- United Way of the Piedmont presented two awards to OTO Development in recognition of the hospitality company's employee generosity. OTO, a Johnson Management company, received the Employee Giving and Circle of Excellence awards during United Way's recent annual…
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Pozuc joins Rebuild Upstate

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Rebuild Upstate has hired Melanie Pozuc as its new development specialist. Pozuc arrives with more than three years of nonprofit-management experience, including volunteer management and work with community members. She most recently worked as program manager at Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee. Prior to that, she was the communications and assessment coordinator…
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