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Thank You, Walmart!

The Walmart Foundation and the South Carolina State Giving Advisory Council awarded United Ministries a $27,000 grant to support food assistance and operating costs in 2017.  This local grant award is part of the Walmart Foundation’s mission to fight hunger and improve nutrition, create economic opportunities, and strengthen communities. In Greenville County, 15% of the…
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United Ministries’ Honor Card Illustrates a Tradition of Giving

GREENVILLE, S.C. (November 14, 2017) – United Ministries announces 2017 holiday honor card art by Meredith Piper. For over twenty years, United Ministries has asked a local artist to create a piece of artwork that includes a sense of the holidays, a sense of poverty, and a Greenville scene. The artwork is turned into a…
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Ready to Rollover?

As you know, if you are at least 70 1/2 and have a Retirement Plan, you must take a Required Minimum Distribution each year. For those of us who have deferred paying income tax through these plans, that means that we now have to pay the piper. What a great way to make a gift to support United Ministries,…
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Off and Biking

When Garrett joined the Employment Readiness Program, he was new to the area. He moved from Atlanta to Greenville in order to complete the Miracle Hill Overcomer’s Program. Over the course of several months, he worked diligently to complete the Overcomer’s Program while he worked with his Employment Counselor to address barriers to employment. One…
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Dentist Helps Others by Providing Transformative Dental Work

Dr. Joseph Holliday, DMD, of Holliday Dental, P.A. is a longtime dentist in the Greenville community and a member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church.  His clients happen to include three different members of the United Ministries staff!   Over the past few years, Dr. Holliday has twice provided free restorative dental services to participants…
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Transformation Walk Raises $90,000 for United Ministries

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 11, 2017) – United Ministries’ signature community-wide fundraising event, the Transformation Walk presented by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, took place at Fluor Field on Sunday, October 1st.  The event raises awareness about poverty in Greenville and funds to support the programs of United Ministries, which focus on education and employment,…
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Take a Step to Change a Life October 1

United Ministries’ signature community-wide fundraising event, the Transformation Walk presented by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, is expanding this year to offer participants more opportunities for fun and engagement.  Held Sunday, October 1 at Fluor Field, the Transformation Walk will begin with a block party on Field Street featuring a food truck rally and…
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Back on Track

When Joseph joined the Employment Readiness Program, he was living at the Greenville Rescue Mission and setting his life on a new path after a struggle with alcohol addiction. He was working as a dishwasher at a local restaurant and managed to complete United Ministries’ four-day employability skills class around his work schedule. He hit…
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Sharing Thanks

By Mary Pyett, United Ministries’ Board Member and Community Volunteer Last night was our first evening with the current families in the Interfaith Hospitality Network.  The families were delightful.   While Rob and I sat in the host room watching the Tony’s, we overheard the guests in the hallway giving each other hugs and saying goodnight to…
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