Michelin North America was recently named as the 2019 Greenville County Schools Partner of the Year. Photo provided.


Greenville County Schools recognizes Michelin as inaugural Partner of the Year

Michelin North America was recently named as the 2019 Greenville County Schools Partner of the Year. The award recognizes and affirms those positively impacting the school district’s mission via volunteer time, financial contributions, in-kind donations, or other collaborative supports.

“Through its commitment to the students of Greenville County Schools, Michelin has leveraged its resources and human capital to improve the lives of countless children in our district,” superintendent Burke Royster said in the release. “Along the way, they have also reinforced the value of public-private partnerships, bolstered morale among educators, and forged a path for other organizations with core business values built around altruism and giving back.”


Cupid’s Undie Run Greenville announced for Feb. 16, registration opens

Cupid’s Undie Run, known as “the nation’s largest pantless party”, will come to downtown Greenville on Feb. 16 from noon to 4 p.m. The run will raise funds for the Children’s Tumor Foundation and neurofibromatosis (NF) research. Cupid Charities, a nonprofit organization, is leading the nationwide campaign in 38 cities this month. The event includes a “brief” mile-long run and pre-run and post-run party at Ink N Ivy. Registration is $40 at cupids.org/city/greenville/. Participants may wear more than underwear, and costumes are welcome.

“Volunteering with Cupid’s Charity feels like you have been adopted into this family with some of the biggest hearts,” run director Abigail Leathers said in the release. “After my cousin died at 28 from this disorder, it was hard to find hope for the future with NF. Once I started working with Cupid’s, I got to meet all of these different families and hear their stories, re-lighting a fire in me.”


FAVOR Greenville receives generous gift from Shell Oil

Shell Oil Company and The Spinx Co. recently donated a monetary gift to FAVOR (Faces and Voices of Recovery) Greenville. With the gift, FAVOR Greenville can provide continued support to those suffering from addiction. Its work has impacted over 20,000 participants and their families since 2004. 

“The Spinks family has been a cornerstone of the FAVOR program from the very beginning. Stewart and Martha [Spinks] have been unwavering in their support of individuals and families in need of support as they cope with addiction,” FAVOR executive director Rich Jones said in the release.


Miracle Hill Ministries and New Horizon Family Health Services open respite program

Through the partnership of New Horizon Family Health Services and Miracle Hill Ministries, South Carolina has its first in-shelter medical Respite Care Program. The homeless in the Upstate now have a place to recover and receive care when they are too sick for regular shelters. 

The program is located inside Greenville Rescue Mission and has six respite beds for those in need. “The opening of this new Respite Care Program is a crucial piece of the continuum of care puzzle for the homeless in our community,” Reid Lehman, president/CEO of Miracle Hill Ministries, said in the release.

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