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To Infinity and Beyond

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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

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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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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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

Help Feed a Hungry Senior for 6 Months!

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Meals on Wheels serves home-delivered meals to seniors in Greenwood and Abbeville Counties.

The mission of Meals on Wheels is to provide meals to seniors to help them remain independent, stronger, and in their homes longer. There are many older individuals in our community who have very little family support and are frail and vulnerable. Our services help them remain in a setting they feel most comfortable in (their homes) while providing them with necessary nutritional needs and a personal support system. Our volunteers provide daily interaction, vital to the well-being of many seniors who otherwise may not see anyone during the day. There are many seniors currently on a waiting list, due to funding limitations. These seniors are patiently waiting to receive the call that they no longer have to wait for this service. Many of these seniors are hungry. Won’t you help them not wait any longer? Project funded at $600! Congratulations! Thanks to: Greenwood Gives donor, $490; Sigrid Spangenberg, $30; Joyce Dilleshaw, $25; Patricia Z. Crawford, $25; Greenwood Gives donor, $20; Victoria Fisher, $10

Knowledge is Power – Help us help youth

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Help us give kids and families information they need to make positive choices

Stress, single parent homes, feelings of hopelessness about the future, neighborhood violence, bullying, drug use – for too many of our youth and their families, these are the realities of their lives. Cornerstone offers free structured groups and educational presentations to local youth and parents that focus on healthy choices, effective decision making, and positive life management skills, but we need your help! With your contribution, Cornerstone can provide up to date workbooks, attention-grabbing visual aids, and other resources to students in local elementary and middle schools and community groups. With your help, we can give our kids a fighting chance! Funded at the Goal of $350! Congratulations! Thanks to: Floyd Hatcher, $100; Leticia Flores, $100; Joseph Webnar, $50; Joyce Dilleshaw, $25; Steven Gilbert, $25; Greenwood Gives donor, $25; Jessie Estep, $25