Holiday Bags Project encourages local cancer patients
This holiday season, a special group within the Junior League of Greenville will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of a project that has become synonymous with their service to the community. Working with the Cancer Society of Greenville, JLG’s “Sustainers” will assemble and provide hundreds of bags full of personal-care and holiday-themed items for local patients.
Sustainers are JLG members who have eight years or more of active service and continue to underpin one of Greenville’s most multifaceted nonprofits. They begin shopping for the Holiday Bags Project during the summer, and fundraising for it happens year-round. Thanks to local businesses and individual donors, this year’s holiday cheer packages will go to 310 adults, 25 teens and 15 children as the Sustainers once again offer their encouragement.
JLG has provided foundational funding for well-known local institutions such as the Roper Mountain Science Center, Pendleton Place and Nicholtown Child and Family Collaborative. In addition to their own projects, they provide trained volunteers and financial support for many others.
Sustainers continue to be involved with JLG and have formed lifelong bonds with fellow members. If you would like to become involved with this community of more than 1,100 service-minded women with diverse backgrounds, please consider attending one of the upcoming recruitment events, beginning this month and running throughout the spring.