More than 4,500 volunteers came together Saturday morning, May 5, to complete a wide range of community projects across Greenville County during the 24th annual United Way Hands on Greenville Day. Hands On Greenville Day is an important example of United Way of Greenville County’s commitment to bringing people and resources together to create lasting impact in our community.
“Every contribution to United Way of Greenville County is an investment in a network of local programs that work together to help more than 130,000 people in meaningful ways each year,” said Meghan Barp, president and CEO of United Way of Greenville County. “Financial giving is one way to contribute, but another very important way to give back is through volunteerism.”
This year, 139 projects were completed benefiting area nonprofits, schools, parks, and other community organizations. Volunteer service included painting at county parks, landscaping at nonprofits and schools, packing hygiene kits for local nonprofits to provide to individuals and families in need, and helping out at community vegetable gardens.
The annual event is the Upstate’s largest single day of volunteer service, collectively
generating over 18,396 hours of volunteer service to the community. Based on the
Corporation for National and Community Service’s dollar value estimation for an hour of
volunteer service, 18,396 hours represent an in-kind value of more than $454,197 given
back to the community.