First Row (Left to Right) - Holly Brown, Lonza; Mary Lyle Cathcart, Self Regional Healthcare; Caroline Chappell, Piedmont Technical College; Lesley Lane, Greenwood Communities and Resorts, Inc. | Second Row (Left to Right) - R. T. “Wells” Dunlap V, Countybank; Geoff Rhyne, Wesley Commons; Lucas McMillan, Lander University
Connect Young Professionals, an initiative of the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce, hosted its 10th annual Greenwood Under 40 Stars awards program and celebrated seven young professionals who are making an impact in the greater Greenwood area.
Piedmont Agency on Aging is currently collecting items for the Bags of Love Project they are participating in this year. Over 500 Meals on Wheels clients will receive a gift bag of items in the four county serving area… Greenwood, Abbeville, Saluda and Laurens Counties.
The deadline for items needed is Friday, February 7th.
Piedmont Agency on Aging is also in need of volunteers to help package the items on Monday, February 10th at 9:00 a.m. at the Greenwood Executive offices located at 808 South Emerald Road. You can also volunteer to deliver these wonderful bags in your local community on Tuesday, February 11th – Friday, February 14th.
Drop your items off at any of the Piedmont Agency on Aging locations:
> 808 South Emerald Road (behind Piedmont Tech) in Greenwood 223-0164
> Center Street Café, Center Street in Abbeville 366-9666
> Ninety Six Depot in Ninety Six 543-4999
> 512 Professional Park in Clinton 938-0572
> West Butler Ave., Saluda, SC 554-5499
For more information on how your family, club or organization can get involved, please call Tracey Bedenbaugh at 223-0164 ext. 231 or email at email@example.com
Piedmont Agency on Aging
Piedmont Agency on Aging is a private, non-profit, 501© 3 organization serving Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, and Saluda counties in upstate South Carolina. Our mission is to enable seniors to remain independent and in their homes for as long as possible through services like Meals on Wheels, Congregate Meals and Transportation. We also operate Lifetime Discoveries, a commercial child care center. Lifetime Discoveries is an intergenerational daycare, housed in one wing of the Greenwood Senior Center. The center provides commercial child-care services to infants through after school age children. Piedmont Agency on Aging also offers an adult daycare center in Laurens County called "The Nest." Located at 512 Professional Park Rd in Clinton, SC, The Nest offers quality care for individuals ages 18 years and older who would benefit from supervised group activities and therapies.
Please join everyone in supporting the 47th Annual Faith Home BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, May 18, 2019. They will be serving some of this area's finest Ribs, Hash, BBQ and Chicken along with all the trimmings.
This is an annual fundraising event to help support Faith home Programs aimed to help alcoholics and addicts.
Call in orders for Chipped BBQ and Hash ready by 8 am. To order, call 864-223-0694.
Lunch will be available on campus beginning at 11 am. Eat in or carry it with you!
Delivery is available, call for details.
Faith Home is located at 144 Faith Home Road in Greenwood SC.
The Burton Center Foundation invites you to join in "Ridin for Miracle League" on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The purpose of the ride is raise funding to help replace the soft surface field that has deteriorated after many years of use.
All riders are asked to arrive at the Miracle League field by 9:30 a.m. and to park their motorcycles or vehicles around the outside of the Miracle League fence. This will provide the opportunity for the baseball players to see the bikes and/or vehicles. Baseball game begins at 10:00 a.m. After the game, there will be a ride - $20 per person or $30 per couple, which cover t-shirts and the ride. If you would like to serve as a buddy during the game, please contact Joel Smart at 992-1360.
BBQ plates (prepared by Mike Louden) will be available for sale as well as popcorn, candy, sodas and water.
The Greenwood Miracle League provides the opportunity for children ages 5 to 19 with disabilities and special needs in surrounding counties to play baseball on a soft surface field located at Burton Center. Miracle League motto "Every child deserves a chance to play baseball".
"The Greenwood Miracle League is grateful to Greenwood and surrounding communities for helping us to almost be there. Partnering with the Burton Center Foundation is an outstanding opportunity. We are optimistic this event will help us reach our goal. Look forward to seeing everyone at this great event with an even greater cause," stated Brandon Strickland, Chair of Greenwood Miracle League.
For more information, please call 942-8902.
Having persuaded two large Japanese multinationals to establish operations in the community, Greenwood County in South Carolina has strengthened its case as an ideal investment location, whether they be from Japan or elsewhere....
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"Poverty Simulation drives home challenges for all to see" - Simulation organized by the Chamber's Non-Profit Council
On Friday, 80 business, nonprofit, and community leaders gathered at Greenwood Presbyterian Church's gymnasium to participate in a Poverty Simulation Experience.
Participants were given an identity far from their own and placed into families that encountered the day-to-day realities of life in poverty. With shortages of money and an abundance of stress, the simulation took participants though a "month in the life." Roles varied from single parents caring for their children to senior citizens trying to maintain their self-sufficiency on Social Security. Each family’s task was to provide food, shelter, and other basic necessities while navigating complex systems low-income families interact with daily. This experience developed a multi-dimensional understanding of poverty through experiential learning.
Read more on the Index-Journal. Pictures from the event can also be found on the Index-Journal.
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