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Music Room Rug

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Cambridge Academy (new music rug)

We need a bright & colorful music-themed rug for our Cambridge Academy classroom

Every year we placed five strips of tape on our music room floor. We use these lines to practice placing music notes on the lines and for playing music games. By the end of the year, our tape is ripped and worn. This rug will be great for our K2 – 8th grade students. The youngest students use the pictures around the outside as places to sit. The elementary students will work on note placement and the middle school students can use the rug for review of note placement and musical notation. ALL students at Cambridge Academy spend time in the music room every week. They deserve something nicer than torn up yellow tape. Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your consideration. Project goal of $750 met! Congratulations! Thanks to: Patricia Hartung, $115; CA Andrews Enterprises, $115, Callie Turner, $100; Judith Gardner, $100; LC Austin, $100; Katheryn McCallum, $50; Stephanie Turner, $50; Huckleberry Farm, $50; Tim Kilgore, $30; Catherine DiBenedetto, $25; Greenwood Gives donor, $15

Hands On Learning

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Ann at work

Y Day Campers will learn to enjoy eating the fruits of their labor – for the rest of their lives!

It might be hard to imagine, but many kids don’t know where their vegetables come from and probably have never seen a vegetable garden, much less tried to grow anything. Yet, the Y believes that if a child takes care of a garden and grows their own food, they will learn to enjoy eating the fruits of their labor – for the rest of their lives! Help us with our Kids Vegetable Garden! Your donation will help with tools, and other garden supplies. We have thirteen raised beds and want to improve the entire garden area this spring. Our Afterschool kids will prepare the beds and plant the seeds and summer day campers will provide the everyday care and harvesting. Introducing these kids to the fun and challenges of gardening is such a great way to get children outside and active! Join us in Growing Greenwood!  Project funded at $500! Congratulations! Thanks to: Greenwood Gives donor, $100; Stephen Baggett, Jr., $100; Johnathan Bass, $50; Daniel Traynham, $50; Joyce Dilleshaw, $25; Sexual Trauma, $25; YMCA, $25; Patricia Z. Crawford, $25; Jennifer Klein, $25; Angelle LaBorde, $25; Rebecca McIntosh, $25; Asa Stallworth, $25   

To Infinity and Beyond

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med room

Creating a warm, safe, and healthy environment to heal

floor Dir SAP floor  Therapy room 1Beyond Abuse’s facility is in need of a facelift. Our victim service areas have worn and stained carpet that needs to be replaced. Our therapists often conduct age appropriate floor based activities with child victims. Our wish is to replace these carpets with vinyl wood look flooring that will be more durable as well as easier to maintain and keep clean ( see pictures). The cost is approximately $6500 for the entire project, but we have a potential grant that would fund the 1st $5000. So we are asking for support of the additional $1500.  We have attached pictures for you to see our conditions. We would only ask, “Would you like for your child to play on these floors”? Our desire is to make our facility as pleasant an experience as possible for persons who have already experienced a huge trauma in their lives. Project Completed! Congratulations on funding of $1525! Thanks to: Anonymous, $750; Anonymous, $250; Anonymous, $200; Mary Woodiwiss, $100; Jeannie McCallum, $100; Anonymous, $50; Anonymous, $25; Mamie Nicholson, $25; Croft Hollingsworth, $25

Boo Bash: A Spooktacular Family Extravaganza!

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Boo Bash Goblins

An evening filled with thrills, chills and free fun for the entire family.

Boo Bash is now in its 12th year of providing families a fun, safe and alcohol, tobacco, and other drug-free environment in which to spend time together. Over 6000 youth and their families annually attend this Halloween themed event in Uptown Greenwood. After all this fun, some of our games are in desperate need of repair and replacement. With your support, we can purchase new games and/or supplies to have new games made that will teach positive life skills such as saying Boo to drugs, violence, and other negative behaviors. Your donations will also help us provide candy and prizes for each of our games and water for the volunteers who run them. Please help us continue to foster family and community bonding through this well loved event! Project goal met at $350! Congratulations! Thanks to: Anonymous, $75; St Mark UMC Youth, $50; Dan Koenig, $50; Joseph Webnar, $25; Anonymous, $25; Laurie Fallow, $25; Patricia Craven, $25; Robert Haynie, $25; JoBeth Hite, $25; Cornerstone Supporters, $25

Sister to Sister – Act II

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Sister to Sister Visitation

Prison visitation program for female offenders at Leath Correctional Institution

There are over 100 female inmates who have been identified as not receiving family visits for over two years at Leath Correctional Institution. We are looking for 10 volunteer “sisters” to make these visits on a monthly basis. It will cost $100 per sister to recruit, screen, train, and equip Greenwood community women to serve other women and support their rehabilitation while in prison. Your generous support shows that you believe in our mission of Rebuilding Lives for a Safer Community. Congratulations! Project goal of $250 met!

 

Healing Arts

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Sexual Trama Healing Arts

Sexual Trauma & Counseling Center provides services for child and adult victims of sexual violence. In 2012, 249 children received services within our organization. The Healing Arts project is designed to help child victims of sexual violence process their symptoms of trauma through artistic expression. Children and adolescents will meet in a group setting for 6 to 8 sessions to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors regarding their traumatic experiences. It is our goal to provide a safe and supportive environment in which our clients can successfully decrease or eliminate the harmful effects of abuse. Funded at $505! Congratulations! Thanks to: Brenda Martin, $130; Prudence Taylor, $100; Martha Moore, $75; Jessie Estep, $50; Shella Roche, $50; Joyce Dilleshaw, $25; Mary Woodiwiss, $25; Sexual Trauma, $25; Juanita Hozey, $25

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation!

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Boy with fork knife and empty plate

Food Bank sees Shortage of Donations in Summer when Children are out of School

Summer Vacation is the best time…unless you are the 1 in 5 children who relies primarily on School Breakfast and Lunch. These children live in households who lack the means to put enough nutritious food on the table. The Food Bank of Greenwood County sees an increase in families with children in the Summer months. Won’t you help us feed them? Funded above goal of $600 for total of $745! Congratulations! Thanks to: Pam Hunley, $100; Rachael Davis, $100; Belinda Moton, $50; TJ Strawn, $50; Hubert Fisher, $50; Margaret Briggs, $50; Bettie R. Horne, $25; Anne Sexton, $25; Lesley Lane, $25; Mark Shiflet, $25; Leslie McDonnell, $25; Carol Paguntalan, $25; Candice Timmerman, $25; Barbara DuPont, $25; Rachel Davis, $20; Mary Davidson, $20; Alice Hodges, $20; Rebecca C Ehling, $20; Esther Able, $20; Amaryllis Holloway, $20; John Robinson, $10; Kendra Rogers, $15

Food for Thought!

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2007 California Wildfires

Your gift can put food on the table for a family of four for a week

When you’ve lost your home and all your possessions to a house fire or other disaster, the last thing you want to worry about is where your next meal will come from. Your donations will make it possible for the Red Cross to feed a family of four for one week following a disaster. The American Red Cross provides for the immediate emergency needs of as many as 35 families in Greenwood County each year that have been devastated by disaster. Help us keep food on the table for our friends and neighbors who have nowhere else to turn in the aftermath of a disaster. Project funded at the Goal of $115! Congratulations! Thanks to: Michael Dixon, $100; Virginia Mauney, $10; Lesley Lane, $5

Meg’s House Happy Homes

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Meg’s House Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Program

Each year right here in our community families and individuals often sleep in their cars, doubled up, and in other places not suitable for human habitation because they are homeless. Homelessness does exist in Greenwood, SC. Please help us help women, children, men, and veterans find a happy home. At Meg’s House we believe that when we all have a happy home it makes our community better for all of us. Please donate to help us provide happy homes for the homeless. Exceeded our goal of $500 for a $600 total! Congratulations! Thanks to: Annalisa Sherrill, $150; Cheryl Crowder, $105; Thavolla Hodges, $50; Danielle Fields, $50; Molly Mae Hodges, $30; Alice Hodges, $30; Luella Crosby, $30; Burton Runyan, $30; Candace Timmerman, $25; Barbara Turnburke, $25; Michael Gaskin, $25; Deborah Williams, $25; Pamela Turman, $20; Kendra Rodgers, $5

Sister to Sister – Act I

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Sister to Sister Visitation

Prison visitation program for female offenders at Leath Correctional Institution

There are over 50 female inmates who have been identified as not receiving family visits for over two years at Leath Correctional Institution. We are looking for 10 volunteer “sisters” to make these visits on a monthly basis. It will cost $100 per sister to recruit, screen, train, and equip Greenwood community women to serve other women and support their rehabilitation while in prison. Your generous support shows that you believe in our mission of Rebuilding Lives for a Safer Community. Project funded at $250! Congratulations! Thanks to: Linda Dolny, $60; Ginger Miller, $50; Marilyn Yarnall, $50; Ginger Lawton, $45; Patricia Z. Crawford, $25; Barbara Turnburke, $20