This year, the PremierePC team contributed a total of $28,000 to charitable causes. The team as a whole contributed to – Better Business Bureau, Greenville Humane Society, and The Peace Center.
Each team member also chose one charity for contribution:
Lacey Clark – Homes of Hope
I picked Homes of Hope because they are very dear to me. They helped me secure an affordable place to rent several years ago with the income based housing they offer. They do a lot around Greenville to keep people in their homes and to provide them with homes they can afford.
Alex Recknor – Project Host
Alex did not choose a local charity for contribution as he is newer to the area and has little experience.
Food Insecurity is a widespread issue in Greenville County; 44,670 people were food insecure in 2020, amounting to 8.7% of the population. Project Host offers a soup kitchen that feeds the hungry while offering volunteers a pipeline to the CC Pearce Culinary School, which prepares meals for children in our community and offers the opportunity for the volunteers to intern and work in the Project Host Bakery and HostMobile food truck. Decreasing food insecurity and increasing education are two aspects of Project Host that serve Greenville County.
Wade Hawkins – United Ministries
I went with this charity donation as they are local and provide assistance across the board. I like that they are there to help with for the people in need.
- Education and Employment
- Crisis Assistance
- Homeless Services
Jeremy Jones – Sarge’s Animal Rescue
I chose my charity because I like animals.
Geena Hammond – Julie Valentine Center
Julie Valentine Center provides services for child and adult survivors of sexual assault. Education programs are provided to educators and communities to help recognize, report, and prevent this type of crime. This is an incredibly difficult topic to address and support and the Julie Valentine Center does a wonderful job of helping those in their most terrifying and traumatic times.
Matthew Monroe – Harvest Hope
I’ve been fortunate enough to have never had to worry about where my next meal was coming from. Harvest Hope filled pantries 577,657 times last year ensuring others didn’t need to worry either.
Matthew Rydzfski – Miracle Hill
I chose Miracle Hill as they have an outstanding record of helping those with substance use disorder in our local community. Addiction is often overlooked and under treated. While our area has many great resources, most are underfunded when compared to the local needs.
Connecting with our local community and supporting these important causes are part of what makes PremierePC a great place. We are honored to give back to the community we work with each day.