Greenville Federal Credit Union gives $50,000 in community grants 

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The five grant recipients received their checks on Nov. 16 at Greenville Federal Credit Union. Photo provided.

As part of Greenville Federal Credit Union’s Thanks and Giving Grants Program (T&GG), five 501(c)(3) community organizations were given $10,000 each. 

The five recipients were Communities in Schools of Greenville, Greenville Literacy Association, The Homeless Period Project, Junior Achievement of the Upstate, and The Village Project.

With the credit union’s 50th anniversary landing on Thanksgiving Day, the anniversary theme of “Celebrating 50 Years With Thanks and Giving” prompted the grants program. 

“We are very excited to celebrate our history by making a significant and lasting investment back into the community where we have called home for 50 years,” President Paul Hughes said in a news release.

The recipients

Communities in Schools of Greenville encourages children to stay in school through learning resources. ThinkMove Chess, its newest initiative, teaches planning and foresight through chess while improving students’ behavior, attitudes, commitment, and academics.

Greenville Literacy Association helps individuals become self-sufficient through education, including its GED Bootcamp. The GED prep program is available at little cost to anyone desiring to learn. GLA strives to equip all adults with the necessary skills to support themselves and their families.

Homeless Period Project works to keep girls in school by providing period supplies to those in need through its No Girl Left Behind program. As a result, undocumented or homeless girls attending 42 Greenville County middle and high schools will receive the necessary period supplies, allowing them to attend school with peace of mind.

Junior Achievement of the Upstate offers unique, volunteer-delivered programs to help students realize the importance of education for the future. The Career Success curriculum will be delivered to over 500 students at four Greenville County high schools. The program develops students’ work-readiness, making them more employable in the future.

The Village Project’s Young Entrepreneurs Program teaches financial literacy to young community members. Through the Junior Achievement curriculum, financial literacy is taught to fourth- through sixth-grade students and their parents. Bringing together both parents and children to learn financial responsibility, the program’s impact is far-reaching.

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