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Wheels for Meals Charity Ride provides more than 26,900 meals for Meals on Wheels of Greenville

The 12th annual Wheels for Meals Charity Ride benefiting Meals on Wheels of Greenville, presented by Fluor Corporation, was held on April 28 at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest. There were more than 400 cyclists who participated in one of the five events and then finished the day with a post-ride celebration. The event provided more than 26,900 meals for the homebound clients of Meals on Wheels. Funds from the Wheels for Meals Charity Ride are raised through sponsorships and peer-to-peer fundraising by participants. Since the first race, Wheels for Meals has provided more than 296,700 meals for the homebound in Greenville.

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Clemson Miracle raises record total for Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System
The student organization Clemson Miracle came together during the 2017-2018 academic year to raise a record of $234,851 for the Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System. The gift was a record for Clemson Miracle and also a record contribution to GHS from any university organization.

Kidney Walk held at Furman University
LogistiCare, the National Kidney Foundation, and South Carolina’s kidney community recently came together for the 2018 National Kidney Foundation Walk in Greenville on March 10 at Fluor Field. Attendees represented every aspect of kidney disease, shared experiences, and helped create long-term support for South Carolina kidney patients. Over the last four years, LogistiCare employees have formed Kidney Walk teams that raised and donated a total of nearly $400,000 from operations centers across the country. Last year, approximately 2,300 LogistiCare employees nationwide raised more than $155,000, surpassing the company’s previous record of $129,000 in 2016. In 2018, the company has set a nationwide goal of raising $165,000, which would be its highest one-year total to date.

Circle 555 Greenville awards $30,000 to local family assistance ministries
Three Greenville aid ministries received a grant check of $10,000 from Circle 555 Greenville. Recipients of the grants included Robert Powell of David’s Table providing assistance to those with special needs and disabilities; Venus Dixon of Miracle Hill-Renewal, ministering to women overcoming addiction; and Zaina Greene of Switch, providing counseling and aid to women victimized by human trafficking. Circle 555 is a women’s giving circle focused on Christianity and giving to ministries that change lives. Each member pledges $555 a year, knowing that $500 goes directly to nonprofit ministries focusing on women, children, and families.

Greenville Federal Credit Union announces call for community grant application
Greenville Federal Credit Union announced a call for applications to begin May 1 for their Thanks and Giving Grants Program (T&GG). The purpose of the program is to identify and provide funding support for community-based 501(c)(3) organizations that promote education, community, and economic assistance across Greenville County. The initiative will award five grants of $10,000 each to nonprofit organizations committed to improving local prosperity in communities in Greenville County.

Applicants must be located in and do their work within Greenville County. Successful proposals for projects funded by a T&GG should be able to clearly demonstrate how the implementation of their proposed initiative will benefit and support education, improve child welfare, increase community and economic assistance, or provide relief in the local community. A panel representing Greenville Federal Credit Union will review applications and select the five recipients based on a set of criteria established by the T&GG committee. The criteria and application can be found on the credit union’s website at www.greenvillefcu.com/grant-application. The deadline for completed applications is Sept. 15. Grant recipients will be announced at the Greenville Federal Credit Union 50th Anniversary Celebration Food Truck Lunch on Nov. 16.

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