Each year, the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday has been deemed “Giving Tuesday”. However, the organization who launched Giving Tuesday know how much our Non-Profit Organizations are hurting RIGHT NOW and have pushed for #GivingTuesdayNow. Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 will be publicized globally as a national day of giving, and your Chamber wants to help.
The Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce is happy to highlight some of our local non-profit organizations who need support during these unprecedented times.
As we have sought refuge in our homes during the COVID-19 crisis, we have been reminded how important it is for every family to have a safe place to live. With your help, Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity will provide families in our community with safe places to live for years to come.
Donate here: https://greenwoodhabitat.charityproud.org/Donate.
Greater Greenwood United Ministry is a multi-faceted, non- profit organization owned and operated by Christian congregations of Greenwood County. Learn more & donate here: www.greatergreenwoodunitedministry.org.
The mission of United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties is to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities. The United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties is committed to community impact, therefore, our efforts and resources are focused on specific community needs and strategies so that our investments can have the greatest impact on the communities we serve. Donate here: www.unitedwaygac.org/donate.
The mission of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, a Baptist ministry for children and families of South Carolina,is to care for children while developing and strengthening positive relationships in a Christian environment. Donate here: https://www.conniemaxwell.com/donate.
The Greenwood Genetic Center is a nonprofit institute organized to provide clinical genetics services, diagnostic laboratory testing, educational programs and resources and research in the field of medical genetics. Donate here: ggc.org/foundation/donate.
Community Initiatives, Inc. is a registered 501 (c) non-profit organization specializing in health and wellness. Community Initiatives offers programs and services that include the Safe Haven After School & Summer Program, La Clinica Gratis/The Free Clinic, senior services, job training workshops, drug-free community events, and The Benefit Bank (SNAP, Medicaid, Medicare, and more) services. Community Initiatives is proud that our organization devotes more than 90% of its annual income to direct programming and services. Donate here: www.communityinitiatives.us.
Piedmont Agency on Aging serves Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, and Saluda Counties. They offer an array of services that assist seniors, while preserving their independence and dignity. These services include meals on wheels, transportation, educational & recreational programs and telephone assurance. The agency also operates Lifetime Discoveries, the only intergenerational facility of its kind in South Carolina. Donate here: www.piedmontaoa.com.
Beyond Abuse is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization primarily serving Abbeville, Greenwood and Laurens counties in South Carolina. Their mission is to lead our community beyond sexual violence and child abuse through awareness, advocacy and action. Services include counseling; advocacy; and education and awareness programs. Donate here: https://beyondabuse.charityproud.org/donate.
You can join Lander alumni and friends to show our students that you care! With your support, they can transform the lives of students impacted by this pandemic. Because of your support, they are more than halfway to their Student Crisis Fund goal of $20,000. Please consider helping them reach our goal by making a gift to the Student Crisis Fund today. With your support, we can make a difference in the lives of our students in this difficult time. Donate here: https://lander.harnessapp.com/wv2/campaigns-list.
The Humane Society of Greenwood is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit animal welfare agency comprised of staff and volunteers. The HSOG is not funded by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), ASPCA, or any other national animal welfare agency. The HSOG is supported by donations and funding from Greenwood County to manage the Greenwood County Animal Shelter. Donate here: https://gwdhumanesociety.charityproud.org/Donate
Meg’s House is incorporated by the State of South Carolina as a not-for-profit organization serving McCormick, Edgefield, and Greenwood counties. The sole purpose of Meg’s House is to provide safe emergency shelter and supportive services for victims of domestic violence. Donate here: https://megshouse.charityproud.org/Donate
The YMCA engages more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the U.S. As the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to helping people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, our contributions are both far-reaching and intimate- from influencing our nation’s culture during times of profound social change to the individual support we provide an adult learning to read. Donate here: https://lakelandsymca.org/donate/