December: Health screenings and more
THE SALVATION ARMY’S ANGEL TREE program provides Christmas assistance to more than 2,500 children in the Upstate. Adopt Angel Tree tags through The Salvation Army at 864-235-4803 or by visiting Haywood Mall. Gifts in should be returned to the Angel Tree Kiosk at Haywood Mall or the Christmas Warehouse at the Greenville Convention Center by Dec. 10.
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS is facing a severe blood shortage. To learn about donating, visit redcrossblood.org.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR CAMP PLANT STOCK Aug. 9 – 11, 2019 in Black Mountain, NC. The event includes activities for families in a summer camp atmosphere with food, events and education focused on a plant-based lifestyle. For details and registration, visit 2forksevents.com.
HOST A PERIOD PARTY or volunteer with Homeless Period Project to sanitary products to women and girls in need. For details, visit homelessperiodproject.org.
TO LEARN ABOUT SAFE BUTTON BATTERY STORAGE and receive a free container with a child-resistant cap, email email@example.com.
THE Y MENTOR PROGRAM needs volunteers to work with students in all schools in Pickens County and Anderson School District One. Mentors provide extra support to help students achieve their potential by committing to spend 30 minutes each week with a student while they are at school. To learn more, visit www.pcymca.net/ mentor.php.
“MOM DATING” UPSTATE SC is for Upstate moms who want to connect for play dates, outings, crafts, community involvement and more. To learn more, search “Mom Dating” Upstate SC on www.facebook.com and request to join the group.
LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE at Upstate International. Classes are offered in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and more. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE! A WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT GROUP meets 5 – 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at Greenville Health System’s Patewood Medical Campus. For more information, call 864-522-3144.
PRUITTHEALTH NEEDS HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS to visit with patients or in the office. Opportunities are available in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties. Training is provided. For more information, call 864-962-6699 or email email@example.com.
LEAP OF FAITH FARM, LLC needs volunteers ages 14 and older to assist special needs children and adults with therapeutic horseback riding lessons. Volunteers assist as side walkers and horse leaders. No horse experience is necessary. Training is provided. For details, contact Melissa Palotta at 864-351-9222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN’S HEART SCREENINGS are offered at the Greenville Health System Women’s Heart Center. The screening focuses on the factors that closely relate to heart disease such as blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, nutrition and sleep. The cost is $100. To register, visit ghs.org/events.
THE EAR-RESISTIBLES, a play group for deaf and hard of hearing babies, meets 10 – 11 a.m. each Wednesday at parks throughout the Upstate. A knowledge of ASL (American Sign Language) is not required. For details and meeting locations, call 864-559-2632.
THORNWELL’S FOSTER CARE PROGRAM helps recruit, train, and support foster families in the Upstate. For details and upcoming events, visit www.thornwell.org.
FREE! COFFEE AND CONNECTIONS AT CDS is monthly at the Center for Developmental Services. Parents and caregivers of children with special needs and learning disabilities can learn more about local resources, connect with others are experiencing similar journeys of life and navigate available resources and support. For more information, email GreenvilleInfo@FamilyConnectionSC.org.
DIAPER BANK OF THE CAROLINAS needs donations to provide diapers for children in need. For details, visit www.diaperbankofcarolinas.org.
THE RED CROSS offers lifesaving health and safety classes in first aid, infant CPR, adult CPR, child CPR, AED, baby-sitter training and more. Call for information or the current schedule. Registration is required. Visit www.redcross.org/sc.
CAR SEAT CHECKS are available by appointment with Safe Kids Spartanburg (register at www.spartanburgregional.com) or by appointment with Safe Kids Upstate (call 864-454-1109).