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MEALS PROVIDED TO THE COMMUNITY

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WEEKS RUNNING

Spreading Smiles, One Meal at a Time

Organizations Impacted

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Community Impact & News

Advoco is an enterprise asset management solutions company headquartered here in Greenville. Each year, the company hosts a conference during which about 2,000 meals are served to attendees. As the conference was canceled this year, Advoco used the existing funds to partner with Table 301 + other organizations in the community to provide thousands of boxed meals to workers at Prisma Health and St. Francis, as well as those at Tower East, United Ministries, and Project Host.

Thank you for providing lunch to our staff at The Blood Connection! We are truly humbled by your thoughtfullness. Please extend our thanks to the catering team at Table 301. Everything was delish :) Again, thank you.

Regards, Raegan Geyer

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Today, I’d like to share some info on a partnership that we’ve been lucky to participate in with several other local businesses called “Connect for Good”. It started with an idea pitched to me by Marty Osborn of Advoco. The idea was to get meals and meal kits to be made at home to those with food needs, those struggling, and to first responders. Three weeks into the program, we have prepared and helped to distribute 2450 meals to the following locations; Towers East, United Ministries, Project Host, Trinity Lutheran backpack buddies, Prisma Healthcare and St. Francis Healthcare workers. These smiles are why we all do the things we do.

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I wanted to write to say a huge thanks to your church for the snack bags you have provided for the families we serve during the pandemic. We have had the privilege of passing them out to so many mothers who have expressed their gratitude for the food, but more importantly for the general support and love that it provides! It is a gift for us to pass along your generosity to families in our community who are especially vulnerable during this time. Thank you so much for the work you are doing in Greenville! We are so grateful for our partnership.

 

Sincerely, Logan Chandler 

On behalf of the Columbia VA Health Care System patients and staff, we would like to extend our appreciation to you for your donation of boxed meals provided for Veterans. 

It is through the efforts of community partners like you that allow us to continue the quality care and services that we seek to provide our deserving Veterans. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Robert K. Welton

“What makes it special is not only are we helping to bring smiles or feeding people but we’re also creating jobs,” 

-Marty Osborn, Advoco President

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The Connect for Good Journey

MARCH

24

May event was changed to virtual format, establishing Connect for Good initiative. Initial goal was set at sharing 2,000 meals.

APRIL

16

Original goal of sharing 2,000 meals was met, but we didn’t stop there!

MARCH

25

First 200 meals were provided to residents of Towers East.

JUNE

18

Surpassed 10,000 meals provided to the community.

OCTOBER

22

Connect for Good receives $500,000 grant from the Greenville County CARES Act.

NOVEMBER

4

Surpassed 20,000 meals after 31 weeks.

Teams Making it Happen

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Corporate Donors

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Thank you

to our individual donors:

Anonymous (x6)

Elizabeth Hendrix

Marty Osborn

Aaron Jeffers

Erik Pelletier

Mary Devine

Angie Smith

Hunter Sieber

Mahlon Cameron 

Ashley Buzzalino

Jenise Lewis

Michael Campbell

Beth Henry

Jim Keogh

Michael Casavant

Blood Drive Donors

Brad Mikes (x2)

Brad Smith

Joe Mandracchia

John Osborne

Jon & Rebecca Shoffstall 

Michelle Kelly (x2)

Nathan Raduns

Rachel Black

Cameron Ulrich

Kim Seals

Renee Dunlap

Carl Sobocinski (x2)

K. J. Jacobs

Sarah Goldsmith

Caroline Perkins

Catherine Daniels

Chris Lund

Courtney Thomas

Katie Grove (x2)

Lee Kester

Lee Macllwinen

Lisa Anderson 

Sherry Spaulding (x2)

Suzanne Williams

Tamara Flinn

Terri Hoffman

Craig & Michele Page 

Dale Thrush

David Moore

Lisa Lanni

Mark Essex (x2)

Matthew & Heather Devine

Timothy Reed

Tyler Traudt

Zander & Izzy Estevez (x2)

Derek Pedersen

Each year, Advoco hosts a conference in Greenville, SC called Connect. This conference brings together the Infor EAM community to connect, learn, and grow together. Because of COVID-19, we knew that we could not have an in-person event for this year’s conference. With the move to a virtual event, the money that was usually spent on feeding attendees and staff was left on the table. And so, an idea was born: Connect for Good GVL. We partnered with local catering company Table 301 and using funds from the conference as well as partnerships with other organizations, we are providing meals to those in need in Greenville. We are excited to partner with local vendors and  non-profit organizations to maximize our reach in the community. To find out more or to donate, visit connectforgoodgvl.com.

The world looks a lot different than it did last year.

Get in Touch

Know an organization that would benefit from receiving meals from Connect for Good GVL? Have a question about how everything works? Contact us below!

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