Non-profits and charities worth getting involved in

Taylor Loughry, Staff Writer

Are you looking for special ways to be involved in the community and make a big impact on others around you? There are countless ways to get involved around the Greenville area. Here are a few ways you can get plugged into the community and be a part of some wonderful non-profit organizations and charities.

Greenville County Animal Care

Are you passionate about animals and want to provide them with the help they need? Greenville County Animal Care is the perfect place to be involved and show animals the love they deserve. This animal shelter is located in Greenville, SC and is committed to providing the best care. I visited this animal shelter to find out more information, and I found a place full of volunteers with hearts dedicated to the well-being of animals. This is a wonderful non-profit organization to be a part of, and there are many ways you can be involved. Visit their website for more information.

Photo Courtesy of Taylor Loughry

Photo Courtesy of Taylor Loughry

Loaves & Fishes

Do you have a passion for decreasing hunger around your community? Loaves & Fishes is a non-profit organization located in Greenville, SC who helps feed the hungry. They help out the community by taking wasted food to different rescue routes in order to distribute it to those in need throughout Greenville County. Their goal is to reduce hunger and ensure no food goes to waste. I spoke with the Developmental Manager, Breean O’Neil to find out more information.

O’Neil said, “We are always in need of help on the weekends, and volunteering is one of the best ways to get involved.” You might be looking to be a part of this wonderful organization through volunteering, donating or more. Visit their website for more information on how you can be involved.

Soteria Community Development Corporation

Do you love to serve others and want to contribute to the overall good of your community? Soteria Community Development Corporation provides jobs, shelter, training and support for those whose lives have been impacted by crime.

They push for a healthy lifestyle and give these people hope for their future. Jerry Blassingame, the Executive Director of Soteria Community Development Corporation, has a passion for “assisting individuals who have been incarcerated through reentry and helping them to become productive citizens.”

Soteria CDC provides a Christian home and mentors their members into becoming wonderful and responsible members of society. To find out more about how you can help, visit their website.

Photo Courtesy of Taylor Loughry

Photo Courtesy of Taylor Loughry

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Do you have a heart for those with mental illnesses and want to be a part of treating this cause? National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a non-profit organization in Greenville, SC who provides support, education, awareness, advocacy and research for those with mental illnesses. This organization cares deeply for these people and works diligently to provide a higher quality of life to those in need. There are countless ways to become involved with this non-profit organization such as donating, volunteering, joining events, NAMIWalks and more. To learn about how you can get plugged in, visit their website.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas

Do you love children and care and care deeply about family? The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas located in Greenville, SC is a charity dedicated to helping families with sick children. They make it their mission to keep these families together and near the resources that they so desperately need for their sick children. There are many ways to be involved in this charity such as volunteering, donations and more. If this sounds like the right fit for you, visit their website for more information.