Greenvillians love giving back—and Hands On Greenville makes it easy. A program of United Way of Greenville County, HOG connects people with flexible volunteer opportunities at more than 300 service organizations. Whatever cause you care about, there’s a local organization ready to turn your interest into action. Concerned about the environment? Help ReWa and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources collect oyster shell from area restaurants to be recycled back into the state’s coastal waters. Foster a healthy urban forest by donating time to TreesUpstate.

Support fellow citizens who are on a transformative journey to self-sufficiency through United Ministries—teach or tutor in the Adult Education program, practice interview skills with Employment Readiness participants or lend a hand in Place of Hope. Fight food insecurity with Project Host, a nonprofit that nourishes the hungry and trains the unemployed. Work in the soup kitchen, help tend the community garden, or simply attend a community dinner hosted by the organization’s culinary students.

Donate life-sustaining blood, plasma, platelets and red cells through the Blood Connection—multiple locations and mobile sites make it easy—or host a blood drive. Did you know every whole blood donation has the power to save up to three lives? Or gather with your peers to make a difference via United Way Leadership Groups. Options include:

African American Leadership Greenville

Black community members under a banner of philanthropy and volunteerism |

Women’s Leadership

A network of women who share a desire to make a difference |

Young Leaders Society

A group of engaged philanthropists under the age of 40 |


Seniors and retirees making a difference in the community |

Latinos United

Latinos promoting community involvement, self empowerment and education |

The Community Foundation of Greenville inspires impactful giving by bridging philanthropy and purpose. By building partnerships, supporting stewardship and promoting equity, the foundation has been helping people reach their full potential for more than 60 years.

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