It’s been 94 years since the first seeds of Compass of Carolina were planted in the Upstate. It was during WWI, when the Girls Protective Bureau opened a home for young women in downtown Greenville. A few years later, the house began serving boys as well, and by the 1930s, had merged with the city’s Family Welfare Society. In the eight decade
The Greater Greer Education Foundation awarded $16,550 in grants to schools in Greenville and Spartanburg counties.
Now in its fourth year, the amount granted has grown. The organization awarded $6,500 in grants its first year.
David Dolge, the foundation’s grants committee chair, wants to see the funding continue to increase.
Over the next five weeks, Greer Community Ministries (GCM) is asking for donations of essential food items. The “Fab Five” (cereal, oatmeal, grits, beef stew and spaghetti sauce) go out with every food pantry client and represent the items that run out most often.
A.M. Best Co. recently affirmed the A+ financial strength rating of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina’s (BSBS SC) group of companies. The outlook for this rating is stable.
Riverside High is bringing back a long-dormant tradition.
The school’s student council will resurrect a service fair at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 24 at the school.
After taking a month off for the holidays, the “Give a Shuck” fundraiser is returning to Great Bay Oyster House.
This month, “Give a Shuck” benefits Greer Relief. The restaurant gives 10 percent of sales to the nonprofit.
In September, following Wanda Fowler’s retirement from the Middle Tyger Community Center (MTCC), Andrea Moore took the lead as executive director.
Prior to accepting her new role, Moore graduated from the University of South Carolina and worked as an attorney.
The City of Greer’s totals for construction and permits ended 2013 strong with more than $47,000 collected in permits, the bulk of which was from issuance of 13 commercial permits.
Turning the calendar’s page means a lot of different things, but to area nonprofits, it can mean an influx of cash.
At least one local organization had a good year, but others did not.
Greer Community Ministries has seen a decline in giving this past year, Executive Director Cindy Simpler said in an email.
Despite opposition from nearby residents, property located on Snow Road off of S.C. Highway 101 received approval for recommendation for R-15 residential zoning.