Belk Fall for Greenville board members and event partners today presented $39,550 to 12 nonprofit organizations from the local community and recognized the efforts of those organizations who committed substantial volunteer hours over the course of the three-day event. All funds donated came from the 2016 festival held last October.
Local charities receiving event proceeds from Belk Fall for Greenville included:
- Greenville Chinese Cultural Association
- Neighborhood Focus
- Newcomers of Greater Greenville for YouthBASE
- Public Education Partners
- Red Shoe Society for Ronald McDonald House
- Surgeons for Sight
- Greenville in Harmony
- Boy Scout Troop 260
- Boy Scout Troop 266
- Aloft Greenville for Let’em Live Upstate
- Resurgent Capital for Big Brothers Big Sisters
“It was an honor for Greenville Technical College to support Fall for Greenville again this year as volunteer sponsor,” said Kelley Roark, Director of Programmatic PR and Customer Engagement Manager for Greenville Technical College. “The event is a chance for visitors to engage with our exceptional city, and we enjoyed the opportunity to bring their attention to our community's two-year college. We're also pleased to be part of a festival that gives back to local charities, thus benefitting the Upstate long after the event is over."
Fall for Greenville has donated more than $500,000 to nonprofit organizations over the past 10 years.
For more information about the 2017 festival and to download a volunteer application, visit www.fallforgreenville.net. The festival can also be followed on social media.
About Fall for Greenville
Fall for Greenville is one of the largest street festivals in South Carolina, attracting 150,000 - 200,000 people from across the Upstate and beyond. Recognized as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast, the free admission festival features 40 of Greenville’s finest restaurants. In addition to providing a taste of Greenville, Fall for Greenville offers three days of ancillary events, including musical entertainment on six stages, culinary demonstrations, children’s rides, wine tasting, a craft beer garden and restaurant competitions.