You may have caught on your local news this morning that May 5th, 2015 is officially “Support Spartanburg County Day”, which may just sound like some type of nifty marketing angle to get your patronage into our downtown shops. That’s not what today is about at all though, and our local area could really use your support in both awareness and donations for this special campaign.
Support Spartanburg County is a twelve hour online event that began at 8 AM this morning to raise donations for our area’s various nonprofit organizations. As of 11 AM, just a hair under $150,000 has been raised by all of our local business leaders and citizens, so I highly recommend that you click on the above link and support your favorite local cause.
This includes helping local Spartanburg non-profit organizations like-
- The Cancer Foundation of Spartanburg County
- Ballet Spartanburg
- The Palmetto Conservation Foundation
- The Spartanburg Art Museum
- Urban League of the Upstate
- Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve
- The Adult Learning Center, Inc
- Coalition For Active Youth
- 60+ other worthwhile non-profits
Additionally, all donations are 100% tax deductible and 100% of the money raised (minus credit card processing fees) will go directly to your charities of choice. This annual event will continue running until 8 PM this evening so you are highly encouraged to participate before time runs out. You can view the Support Spartanburg County FAQ page for additional information.
The donations raised today are critical in keeping dozens of local arts and advocacy programs operational here in the Upstate, and most of these organizations function almost entirely on outside funding through events such as these. With the minimum donation at just $10, hopefully you can find one or more causes to sponsor for the upcoming year.