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This is a directory of Upstate area clubs and organizations compiled by library staff based on information provided to us by the organizations themselves. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information. Please send any corrections or additions via email to bmclean@greenvillelibrary.org or by calling (864) 527-9241.


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Adopt-A-Rabbit

www.adopt-a-rabbit.org

Adopt-a-Rabbit operates a sanctuary for rescued domestic rabbits. Most of the rabbits are unwanted pets discarded after Easter.

Boy Scouts of America – Blue Ridge Council

www.blueridgecouncil.org

The Boy Scouts of America prepares young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Blue Ridge Council provides Scouting programs in the Upstate of South Carolina for every boy and young man from age 6 to 20 and for young women from age 14 to 20.

Community Foundation of Greater Greenville

www.cfgreenville.org

The Community Foundation of Greenville is a public charity established in 1956 by donors who sought to create a way to give back to their community and improve the quality of life for the citizens of Greenville County.

Discover Upcountry Carolina Association

www.theupcountry.com

Discover Upcountry Carolina Association is a regional tourism promotion agency and is responsible for marketing the six Upcountry counties of Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg to the leisure travel market for the economic benefit of the region.

Emrys Foundation

www.emrys.org

The Emrys Foundation is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the arts through support and presentation of gifted writers, musicians, and visual and performing artists, with special focus on the creativity of women and minorities.

Gateway

www.gateway-sc.org

Gateway is an adult mental health resource for the Greenville community. Its proven and unique Clubhouse Model offers members hope for long-term success while providing them with a sense of confidence and belonging. The result is not only enriched lives of those living with severe mental illness, but numerous benefits for the family, friends, and employers with whom they interact. Gateway offers a world of opportunities for adults with mental illness – to live, work, and function as independently as possible. Gateway believes each member has a contribution to make, regardless of his or her level of disability. Together, we help those in need face challenges, build confidence and gain acceptance.

Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands, Inc.

www.gssc-mm.org

The Girl Scouts of the Old 96 Council are the premier youth development and leadership organization for girls. The council is dedicated to inspiring girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism, and service so that they may become happy and resourceful citizens. In an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.

Greenville County Medical Society

www.greenvillemedicalsociety.org

Greenville County Medical Society (GCMS) works to enhance the patient/physician relationship by assisting the public in selecting a physician through the Physician Referral Service and providing information about health care services in the community as a free community service by the physicians of GCMS. Step Forward For A Healthy Greenville, Project Rx @ GCMS and Easy As 1-2-3 are additional community services supported by GCMS physicians. Physicians are encouraged to join GCMS, their local level of organized medicine, to be more involved in the community, share a common voice for health care advocacy, and benefit from the programs and services for physicians. As the local level of organized medicine, to advance health and well care for all individuals, GCMS serves as the local liaison for the American Medical Association and the South Carolina Medical Association.

Greenville County Solid Waste and Recycle Locations

www.greenvillecounty.org/solid_waste/

The Greenville County Solid Waste Division is committed to providing Solid Waste collection, disposal and education services to the citizens of Greenville County. As part of their Solid Waste Management Plan they encourage recycling of wastes through educational programs and by providing recycling drop-off sites throughout the county. The Greenville County Solid Waste Division’s website has information about all of the county’s Solid Waste Services including the Two Chimneys Landfill, the seven Residential Waste and Recycling Centers, and the various Recycling Drops-Offs.

Greenville Humane Society

www.greenvillehumane.com

The purpose of the Greenville Humane Society is to promote and improve the quality of life and humane treatment of animals by promoting the reduction of pet overpopulation, elimination of animal suffering, and the increased placement of homeless, unwanted animals into quality homes.

Greenville Junior Chamber of Commerce

www.greenvillejaycees.com

The Junior Chamber of Commerce is a leadership training organization for young persons between 18 and 40 years of age. Leadership experience is gained through community service.

Junior Achievement of Upstate South Carolina

www.jaupstatesc.org

Junior Achievement provides programs to elementary, middle, and high school students that educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, understand business and the economy, and be work-force ready. Junior Achievement of Upstate South Carolina serves Anderson, Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, and Spartanburg counties.

Junior League of Greenville, Inc.

www.jlgreenville.org

The Junior League is a nonprofit organization for women whose mission is developing the potential of women, improving the community, and promoting voluntarism.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) - Greenville Chapter

www.121.scnarfe.org

The objectives of NARFE are to sponsor and support legislation to protect the benefits and general welfare of its members on issues such as retirement and health benefits, to keep members informed on legislative issues, and in partnership with the Office of Personnel Management to answer questions related to Federal retirement benefits.

Newcomers of Greater Greenville

www.orgsites.com/sc/greenvillenewcomers/

The Newcomers of Greater Greenville’s purpose is to assist newcomers in identifying with their community, to promote interest in cultural and service programs, and to stimulate new friendships through shared social activities

Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities – Piedmont Office

www.pandasc.org/contact

Established in 1977 as the protection and advocacy system for the State of South Carolina, P&A is a member of the National Disability Rights Network and is mandated by state and federal law to protect the right of people with disabilities in South Carolina.

RoundTowners

www.roundtowners.org

RoundTowners is an independent non-political, non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the active participation in, and support of projects that help to maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of Metropolitan Greenville, South Carolina. The mission statement of the RoundTowners is to provide leadership and professional volunteerism.

Soroptimist International of Greenville

www.sigreenville.org

Soroptimist is a service organization for professional women, dedicated to “improving the lives of women and girls.” If you are interested in attending a meeting or need help with directions please contact the group by email or at (864) 640-1532. Guests are welcome to arrive early for socializing and networking anytime after 5:30 p.m.

South Carolina Commission for the Blind

www.sccb.state.sc.us

The South Carolina Commission for the Blind provides adjustment to blindness training, vocational rehabilitation, counseling, and prevention of blindness services.

South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services

www.dppps.sc.gov/county_offices.html

The South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services provides community supervision of criminal offenders placed under their jurisdiction by the courts and the Parole Board.

South Carolina Legal Services

www.sclegal.org

www.lawhelp.org/sc

South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) provides free legal assistance in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters to eligible low income residents of South Carolina. SCLS is a non-profit corporation funded by grants from the federally funded Legal Services Corporation, the South Carolina Bar Foundation, local United Ways, state court filing fees, and other federal, state, and local funding.

South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind

www.scsdb.k12.sc.us

The South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind is a specialized instructional and resource center providing services statewide for individuals who are deaf, blind or sensory multidisabled, their families, and the professionals who work with them

United States Social Security Administration – Greenville Office

www.ssa.gov

The Social Security Administration administers the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs as required by law while serving the public with fairness, courtesy, integrity, and understanding. The Greenville Office is located on Pelham Road between East North Street and Haywood Road.

United Way of Greenville County

www.unitedwaygc.org

www.childcarehelpline.org

The United Way believes that the best way to help the most people is to focus on the underlying causes of the most serious problems. The United Way brings together people from all across the community including local businesses, nonprofit groups, faith groups, government, and concerned citizens to tackle issues concerning the community.

Upstate Mediation Center

www.upstatemediation.com

The Upstate Community Mediation Center is a nonprofit organization that offers a voluntary alternative to the adversarial court process by resolving disputes through the use of mediation. The Center provides mediation services on a sliding fee scale based on income and never turns anyone away for inability to pay.

VisitGreenvilleSC

www.visitgreenvillesc.com

VisitGreenvilleSC is a destination marketing organization that helps bring travel to the area and that builds awareness of member products, services, and facilities.

Wildlife Rehab of Greenville

www.wildlife-rehab.com

Wildlife Rehab of Greenville is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned wildlife.