For the first time, Special Olympics South Carolina will not be able to hold any of their in-person gala events. In a typical year there are three – Special Night for Special Olympics in Charleston, Give to Gain Gala in Columbia and the Greenville Gala in Greenville. The 2020 SpecialContinue Reading

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s looked different this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of hosting a large in-person gathering in Columbia, participants walked as individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails wherever they chose in the community October 24. To date,Continue Reading

On November 14 , 2020, The SC State Farmers Market in conjunction with The Midlands Crafters Association will host a FREE family event for the community. This event will host over 100 vendors, crafters, and local businesses from all over the Midlands. There is FREE admission and FREE parking; everyoneContinue Reading

A grant has been awarded to Mission Lexington by Lexington Medical Center Foundation for prescription medications in the amount of $5,000. “We’re beyond grateful to Lexington Medical Center for their continued support through this grant,” said Robin W. Bowers, Executive Director of Mission Lexington. “This continued partnership allows us toContinue Reading

Caregivers Need Your Help! No one has been hit harder during the pandemic than family caregivers. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other chronic illness is a full time and unpaid job. Now more than ever, these families need hope and relief from pandemic challenges like reduced support systems, isolationContinue Reading

Central Carolina Community Foundation has named new members to its Board of Trustees:  • Julie C. Albrecht, Vice President, CFO at Sonoco Products Company;  • Clifford Bourke, Jr., Vice President of Legal Services at Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc.;  • Andy Folsom, Vice President, Strategic Investments, M&A and Tax at BlueCrossContinue Reading

Together SC, the state’s network of nonprofit organizations has announced four new board members elected by its nonprofit member organizations from across South Carolina. They include Nicole Echols, executive director of the Pee Dee Branch of Harvest Hope Food Bank in Florence; John Hart III, executive director of Good SamaritanContinue Reading

The Big Red Barn Retreat (BRBR) has been named the recipient of a $25,000 Dorothy D. Smith Charitable Foundation grant. The Foundation’s contribution will fund free weekly yoga and tai chi classes for veterans, active duty service members, first responders and their families. Post-traumatic and/or combat-related stress is a criticalContinue Reading

Saturday morning participants for the Justin Pepper 5K: Walk, Run, Ruck began to file into the parking lot of Palmetto Bone & Joint in Chapin for the third annual run hosted by The Justin Pepper Foundation. This year, things were a little different. Physical therapists, from Drayer Physical Therapy checkedContinue Reading

Gene Swygert, retired construction engineer with Sloan ConstructionCompany has been appointed to the advisory board of Leeza’s Care Connection Foundation. Marti Colucci, Director of Leeza’s Care Connection, made the announcement earlier last month. Leeza’s Care Connection focuses on people who are caregivers in the midlands area to a relative orContinue Reading