Category Archives: Community Outreach

Civil rights and voting advocate Jim Felder to be honored Feb. 3

Columbia, S.C. – James L. “Jim” Felder, a voting and civil rights activist, author and former S.C. state legislator, will be honored by a local nonprofit for his many contributions to the communities of South Carolina. Felder, who currently serves as president of the South Carolina Voter Education Project, will be honored by Friends United…
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EdVenture, Dominion Carolina partner to distribute books to children

COLUMBIA, S.C.— EdVenture will partner with Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission and the Dominion Foundation to distribute books to children in Richland, Darlington and Orangeburg counties. The partnership will provide age appropriate books to children through EdVenture’s Yes, Every Child initiative which provides accessibility to educational programming for under resourced children and families. Books were distributed…
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Columbia announces King scholarship, food drive winners

The City of Columbia announced the winners of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards and the Honor the Dream Food Drive during the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration held in the Durham E. Carter Community Center at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on Monday, January 16, 2017. Hundreds…
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Columbia Jewish Federation to sponsor Challah bake event Feb. 12

In a world that so desperately needs extra light and love, Chabad, the Jewish Federation and the JCC are joining together to spread just that! The Columbia Jewish Federation, Chabad and The JCC, are pleased to invite local women to their first Mega Challah Bake.  The Mega Challah Bake will feature a huge Challah baking…
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Justice 360 names new board members

Justice 360 is pleased to welcome five new members to their Board of Directors. Beginning this month, the current board will be further strengthened by Attorney Patrick MacLaughlin, Community Activist Bruce Wilson, Attorney Meredith Weinberg, Community Activist Judy Etheredge, and Attorney Andrew Potter. Attorney Patrick MacLaughlin’s practice, based in Florence is focused on Criminal Defense.…
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Irmo realtors partner to support service dog nonprofit

(Columbia, SC) -- A true measure of success is not found in what one has but in what one gives back to the community, as is shown by local Coldwell Banker Realtors Danny and Karen Hood of The Hood Team in Irmo, SC. With over 31 years of serving the Columbia area, the Hoods understand…
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Five Points Association year in review: 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – With the end of 2016, the Five Points Association takes this opportunity to reflect back on the many accomplishments they were able to achieve. Under the direction of the 13-person Board of Directors, and with the immense support of the City of Columbia, Richland County and the approximate 140 merchants, the staff…
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Richland County Farm Bureau Insurance helps family in need

Columbia, S.C.- Richland County Farm Bureau and local Farm Bureau Insurance agents lent a hand to Santa’s elves to make Christmas a little brighter for a Columbia family facing financial hardship this holiday season. A $1,000 donation was privately presented to the family by agency manager Benjamin Ryan. The donation will help ease some of…
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Subway restaurants in Midlands donate $5,600 to Palmetto Health Foundation

COLUMBIA, S.C., December 5, 2016 – Local Subway owner Heather Hornsby presented a check for $5,613.93 to Ashley Dusenbury of the Palmetto Health Foundation on behalf of Subway restaurants in the Midlands. The contribution represents proceeds from “Subway Cares for Kids Day” held on Nov. 17 and will help meet the greatest needs of the…
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Walmart and Sam’s Club donate $85,000 to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital

COLUMBIA, S.C. [Dec. 12, 2016] —  Local Walmart and Sam's Club associates, customers and members recently wrapped up a seven-week campaign, collecting more than $85,000 on behalf of Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. It was part of a national campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals which resulted in nearly $37 million for member hospitals across America.…
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