Success!

The results are in!  The 2011 United Way Campaign was supported by over 36,000 donors who contributed a total of $15,218,332!!! THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our work at United Ministries possible by contributing to this campaign. (Warning: You might need a tissue to watch this video!)
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United Way for United Ministries

Forms are completed, pledges are turned in, and dollars are being counted.  If you live anywhere near Greenville County, you have undoubtedly heard, seen, or been involved with the 2011 United Way campaign.  The campaign is officially over, but we want to once more highlight the video that helped draw attention to both the need to give…
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Small Helpers Make a Big Impact

Topics like homelessness, unemployment, and hunger are tough; It’s easy to be overwhelmed with despair, and we often trick ourselves into believing “I can’t make a difference….the problem is just too big”. Thankfully, children view life in a more simple manner, and they don’t hesitate to tackle the seemingly insurmountable; At United Ministries, we’ve witnessed that a lot…
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Work Keys

The Learning Center has added another component to our programs.  In addition to GED preparation and employment readiness, we are now offering a free WorkKeys program.  We desire to equip students/job-seekers with the skills and credentials needed to obtain a job.  With many employers in the upstate requiring WorkKeys, it helps to connect our clients…
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Under the Bridge

I was recently invited to join several staff members from Place of Hope and Greenville Mental Health to “go under the bridge”.  As weird as that may sound to some, to those who work with the homeless of Greenville County, this invitation is understood.  To “go under the bridge” means visiting the steady stream of…
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Lowe’s Heroes

When Place of Hope opened it’s doors yesterday morning, participants were greeted with a fresh look.  Thanks to Lowe’s Heroes, Place of Hope and our Emergency Assistance Program received some important facility updates which will hopefully help with efficiency of the programs.  Let’s hear it straight from the source. What is Lowe’s Heroes?  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYm5OovraM8&NR=1] How does one become a Lowe’s…
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Do you Remember?

46 days from now we’ll be gathering at Fluor Field, putting on our walking shoes, and hitting the streets for the homeless.  Do you remember how much fun we’ve had in past years?  Here’s a little video from last year’s WALK to remind you… (make sure your volume is turned up!) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qqMXA_1sKI]   For more information or…
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Happy Birthday Ernest!

We wish a very happy birthday to a special member of our staff, Mr. Ernest Thompson!  Ernest handles so many “behind the scenes”  tasks that keeps United Ministries running.  We would not be the same without all of his hard work and positive energy.  Thanks for all that you do, and Happy Birthday!
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Saying Goodbye

Today marks the last day of our summer interns at United Ministries.  Over the past three months, we have been privileged to know and work with this group of talented and passionate individuals.  Their hard work and committment to our programs made a difference in the lives of our participants, volunteers, and staff. Molly, a recent Furman…
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