Focus on the Palmetto State

FOCUS ON THE PALMETTO STATE: October 2017 at 9:30 am

Joelle Teachey, Executive Director of Trees Greenville tells us about their campaign aimed at planting 25,000 trees over 10 years in the Greenville area. Trees Greenville is a non-profit group that plants trees and promotes the benefits of trees.

Mary Adam, Development Director of the S.C. Children’s Theatre told us they are in the middle of a $12 million-dollar campaign to build a new children’s theatre. This local children’s theatre provides entertainment to thousands of people in the upstate each year and has for over 30 years. The production values of these plays are topnotch and bring so much joy to the actors, as well as the audiences.

Paula Church, Community Relations Coordinator for Greenville County Animal Care told us their facility has the largest open admission animal shelter in this state. They take in about 17,000 strays each year. Their goal is to save as many pet lives as possible. She explained what it means to be a “no kill shelter”.

This month teams across the upstate will light the night to celebrate, honor and remember those touched by cancer. The Light the Night walk is put on by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to fund treatments that are saving lives. The campaign manager, Ali Chamblee shared information with us about their upcoming event this month. We also met Sam Brown, a teenager who is a cancer survivor shared his story with us.