Greenville-based Michelin North America Inc. raised a record-breaking $1 million through its recent charity golf tournament, with proceeds supporting 10 charities.
“We are thrilled to announce that thanks to the generosity and support of our employees, partners and suppliers, Michelin has raised $1 million for the first time through the Michelin Charity Golf Tournament,” said Will Whitley, director of state, local government affairs and community relations at Michelin North America. “We are humbled by the engagement and enthusiasm of all those who enable us to give back to the communities where we live and work.”
The tournament has generated almost $9 million since its inception in 1989. This year’s tournament will award proceeds to 10 charitable organizations in Fort Wayne, Ind.; Louisville, Ky.; Emporia, Kan.; Tuscaloosa, Ala.; in addition to Upstate organizations.
Center for Developmental Services makes caring for children with delays and disabilities easier and more effective by linking medical and support services in a single location. Their integrated service model streamlines service delivery to about 8,000 families each year.
Conestee Nature Preserve is a 600-plus acre state-designated wildlife sanctuary five miles south of downtown Greenville. It is an accessible oasis of natural beauty and a hub for outdoor environmental education, within the most developed section of Greenville County. The nature preserve includes more than 13 miles of trails and boardwalks, 11 wildlife observation decks, and 40 self-guided learning stations.
Habitat for Humanity Anderson County is tackling the growing issue of affordable housing by offering low-income households a pathway to homeownership. Through sweat-equity, education and interest-free mortgages, Habitat homes change lives by building financial stability, improving health and safety, and providing a strong, stable foundation for educational and career success.
Upstate Mobility Alliance is an initiative of Ten at the Top. The alliance advances policy and investment opportunities that make it easier to move freely throughout the region. Whether it’s supporting efforts to expand public transportation, make daily commutes easier, or connect communities in innovative ways, the alliance works across the sector to help make the Upstate of South Carolina a more connected region.
Upstate Warrior Solution Inc. provides holistic services to around 1,200 Upstate South Carolina veterans, first responders and their family members annually. Its long-term goals are to end warrior unemployment, homelessness and suicide.
SOS Inc. provides advocacy and support for those affected by sexual and domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, child abuse and neglect throughout a five-county area. The organization provides shelter and a wide range of resources for victims and survivors, as well as educational programming for school and community organizations. SOS Inc. is also the home of CASA of the Flint Hills, the Child Advocacy Center, and the Child Visitation and Exchange Center.
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Hope’s Harbor: Family Hospitality Homes supports children receiving medical care by providing critical hospitality services — like housing meals and community — to their families. A home-away-from-home for families of children in area hospitals, Hope’s Harbor provides rest, refuge and rejuvenation.
St. Joseph Missions provides emergency shelter for single women from the homeless community in an environment that respects their dignity as humans, affords them the opportunity to live individually and collectively with others in a safe environment of self-government, and empowers them to network with local business contacts and social services for employment and self-sufficiency.
The Family Scholar House mission is to end the cycle of poverty and transform the community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self sufficiency.
Tuscaloosa SAFE Center serves victims of sexual violence in the nine-county West Alabama Region. The organization is a community-based, collaborative agency designed to meet the emotional, medical and forensic needs of sexual assault survivors by providing quality medical care, forensic examinations, follow-up, advocacy, education and outreach, counseling, and support group services.
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