SYNNEX Share the Magic announced today that $2,063,680 was raised in 2019 for four Upstate children’s charities. Beneficiaries of SYNNEX Share the Magic include: A Child’s Haven, Clement’s Kindness, Make-A-Wish South Carolina and Pendleton Place.
Since SYNNEX Share the Magic’s inception, created by Peter Larocque, president of North American Technology Solutions for SYNNEX Corporation in 2011, more than $12 million has been raised for these beneficiaries.
“We are very proud of surpassing the $12 million milestone – an achievement that would not be possible without the dedicated efforts of our associates, local organizations and individuals and business partners,” Larocque said. “By rallying together, we continue to have a lasting impact while helping four deserving Upstate charities better serve children and families.”
With the help of SYNNEX Share the Magic:
- A Child’s Haven opened an additional classroom providing the opportunity to treat more children daily and deliver nearly 13,000 hours of group therapy each year.
- Clement’s Kindness has been able to transform the level of care of pediatric oncology and hematology patients across the Upstate. Additionally, they have been able to fund $50,000 more towards a therapy dog at the St. Francis Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Center and donate more than $430,000 to build the Dr. Cary E. Stroud Camper Care Center at Camp Courage.
- Make-A-Wish South Carolina granted 209 wishes in 2019, providing kids with hope, renewed energy and strength, while aiding them in facing their conditions and in healing. The transformational experience of a wish also unites communities and brings families closer together.
- Pendleton Place opened Greenville’s first Youth Drop-in Center for homeless at-risk youth and provided hundreds of healthy meals to teenagers in foster care.
SYNNEX Share the Magic is a year-long initiative comprised of multiple community events, which culminated with a gala in October featuring silent and live auction items.
Community events in 2019 included the SYNNEX Share the Magic Day at the Greenville Drive, the SYNNEX Golf Tournament and a jewelry showcase at Hale’s Jewelers. Additionally, SYNNEX Share the Magic was the beneficiary of Eastside High School’s 2019 Spirit Week.