In Our Community: The Red Cross, Greenville Swamp Rabbits, and more

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The Red Cross hosts local blood donation opportunities 

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross will encourage eligible donors to give blood. The Red Cross depends on donors across the nation to donate enough blood to meet patient needs at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. All blood types are welcome, and The Red Cross especially appreciates the donation of Type O. There will be two blood drives held in Greenville in March and several others throughout the Upstate. Greenville drives are March 5 from 2-6:30 p.m. at Grace Church (2801 Pelham Road) and March 13 from noon-4:30 p.m. at CU-ICAR (5 Research Drive). For more information about the drives or general donations, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767).

OUTREACH
Greenville Swamp Rabbits players visit Center for Developmental Services

Several players from the Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team visited children at the Center for Developmental Services (CDS). Members of the team took pictures, signed autographs, and played hockey with the children. The visit was to help promote the upcoming CDS Hockey Night with the Swamp Rabbits on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. A portion of ticket sales will support CDS. There will also be special Swamp Rabbits warm-up jerseys available for auction to benefit CDS during the game.

PHILANTHROPY
The Community Foundation of Greenville awards $20,000 to A Child’s Haven

The Community Foundation of Greenville awarded a $20,000 grant to A Child’s Haven on Feb. 8 from the Margaret Linder Southern Endowment Fund. This support will aid A Child’s Haven in overcoming the challenge of depending heavily on Medicaid funding, ensuring access to treatment for children under the age of 2. The goal of this is to lower the wait time for families who are in need of services at A Child’s Haven.

The Community Foundation of Greenville received an $8.4 million bequest from Margaret Linder Southern to establish a permanent endowment and support her special interests of early childhood education, special education for children and youth, and the humane treatment of animals. This grant will create sustainability for years to come for children and families in need of services from A Child’s Haven.

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