The Blue Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of America provides Scouting programs to youth in the Upstate of South Carolina. Our Council serves 8 counties in the Upstate (Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens). Since it’s founding in 1923, the Blue Ridge Council has been one of the leading youth development programs in the Upstate of SC with hundreds of thousands of Scouts through the course of 95 years.
The Clemson Area Fellowship of Christian Adult Chapter is a group of adult volunteers for the community. We host the FCA Upstate Rally each year which brings middle and high school youth and adult leaders from three states to Clemson University to hear an outstanding speaker and enjoy a “Game Day” experience at a Clemson University athletic event. Funds raised from this event help fund the annual Clemson University FCA Huddle Mission trip, provide support to the Foothills Area Director, provide scholarships to the high school coach’s and students to attend a coach’s marriage retreat, and sports and leadership camps, and support to the Clemson University Life Coach program. All funds received each year are in turn donations to support various youth activities and to the support of the adults supervising these programs.
Clemson Child Development Center provides quality child care and preschool education to children ages 6 weeks to five. It offers scholarships to underserved children. It also accepts children who receive ABC state child care vouchers. The center offers breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. It is at top quality level A with the state ABC program. The Center also participates in SC First Steps 4k program to offer free 4k to eligible children.
The Clemson Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is made up of local leaders dedicated to serving the Clemson area and improving the community.
Clemson Meals On Wheels volunteers drivers deliver warm, balanced meals to residents of Clemson, who for reasons of health or age or disability are unable to prepare well-balanced diet for themselves. Meal deliveries are made year-round even on Christmas day. MOW volunteers range from retirees to Clemson University students, all of whom share a common sentiment. They Care about the people they serve.
The D.W. Daniel Foundation is a non-profit organization similar to a PTO consisting of parents, faculty, and community members that work together to serve Daniel High School. Our efforts focus on meeting the needs of our students, faculty, administration, facilities, landscaping, and more. Every Daniel High School student benefits from Foundation efforts, as we focus our expenditures to benefit the overall student body and improve learning experiences.
Family Promise is a sheltering program for children and their families. The program helps families stay together. Each family recieves intense case management and assistance with housing and employment. Volunteers the heart of the Family Promise Program. Volunteers help Family Promise to offer a loving and caring environment where families feel supported and Encouraged. Volunteers assist in the Family Promise Day Center and help with childcare, mentoring, and building confidence and self-respect in our guests. Stay overnight with guest families. Shelter is provided by a network of hosting congregations who work along with Family Promise to provide hospitality, nightly shelter and daily meals in a safe environment.
Feed A Hungry Child works with schools throughout Pickens County to provide food to students on Fridays during the school year to curb the hungry that they would otherwise have on the weekends.
Lakes & Bridges is the first public (tuition-free) charter school in South Carolina designed to meet the needs of children with dyslexia. The school provides a multi-sensory, evidence-based curriculum, based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, proven to best teach all children how to read.
Since opening our doors in 1996, the Littlejohn Community Center has been dedicated to providing a variety of valuable services to the community of Clemson, South Carolina and surrounding areas. Countless individuals, especially those in the low to moderate income families, have benefited from the programs we offer. In addition,
we offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities for all ages. Contact us today to see how we can help serve you!
Oconee Humane Society is dedicated to end pet overpopulation. In addition to our community outreach through humane education programs and our advocacy for improved animal care, we manage the Oconee county Animal Shelter’s adoption center. We have a robust volunteer program drawing a wide-range of community supporters from college students to retirees. We receive no funding from any national, state or local organization and rely on donations to continue our programs.
Pickens County Advocacy Center has been in existence since 1985 and is the only agency in our county to provide 24 hour/ 7 days week assistance to the victims of sexual assault. These services are free of charge and are available to anyone without regard to race, creed, color, religion, marital status, disability, sex, age, or national origin. We respond to these victims through self-referral, hospital referral, law enforcement referral, and hotline call assistance. Through this crisis intervention we strive to decrease or maintain the immediate stress level of our victim while providing support. We achieve this by providing the victim with a well-trained victim advocate that will be with them every step of the legal, emotional, and healing process. We are passionate about community education and involvement. We achieve this through interacting with the local schools, community groups, and other organizations by teaching healthy relationships and sexual assault awareness.
Pickens County Habitat for Humanity aims to eradicate the use of substandard housing and break the generational cycle of poverty for individuals and families in Pickens County by partnering with those in need of an affordable, safe, and decent home. Partnering families complete 200 hours of sweat-equity, which not only keeps the down payment of a Habitat home affordable, but also builds pride and dignity in their future home. Families must physically build their home and other Habitat homes as well as work at the ReStore and complete 11 courses of financial literacy – all before being allowed to move in! Habitat homes are built almost entirely with volunteer labor – this keeps the home affordable for families in need. We work with those who are spending more than 30% of their income toward housing that is oftentimes unsafe and unsuitable for living. Families pay a monthly mortgage – Habitat homes are not free! Building a safe space for children to grow up in with their families is our organization’s way to ensure that life’s other challenges may be faced head-on, without the worry of an unsafe street, an eviction, or losing everything because your housing is too expensive.
Rebuild Upstate engages with community partners to provide funding and volunteer support for home repair. The idea is simple: if you protect the home, you protect the homeowner inside it. The best home for a homeowner at-risk in the affordable housing crisis is the home they already own.
Home repair is a cost-effective solution that serves individuals who have established equity in their homes and social capital in their neighborhoods. The average affordable home in our community costs $140,000 or more to build. Even when using volunteers, the cost is at least $100,000 per home. For the same investment, Rebuild Upstate can repair and rehabilitate 25 existing homes. This keeps families in their homes and is an efficient investment.
The Arts Center of Clemson engages the community with art education, events, exhibitions and creative opportunities. We serve as an incubator for new art initiatives.
Begun in 1931, The Clemson Little Theatre is one of the oldest community theatres in South Carolina. Originally started by friends of Clemson University, many of its early productions were performed in buildings in and around campus. Since 1992 CLT has made its home in its own theatre, the Pendleton Playhouse, in lovely historic Pendleton, SC.
The Parenting Place provides intensive home-visitation services for families in need of parenting or emotional support and education. Whether you’re a new mom in need of a home visitor to walk alongside you as you transition into parenthood or you are struggling with trauma and in need of counseling services, our team is here to help.
The Salvation Army of Greenville, Pickens and Oconee Counties serves 26,000 individuals every year through a variety of different services. These include, but are not limited to, emergency shelters for men, women and children, food, clothing and rent/utility assistance and a drug and alcohol residential rehab program.
Upstate Warrior Solution’s Clemson office connects Pickens, Anderson, and Oconee county veterans and their families to resources including housing, education, employment, healthcare and benefits, and family support.