Operation Giving

See How Our Members are Giving Back This Holiday Season

These Chamber Members are Making a Difference in the Spartanburg Community this Christmas.  If you would like to tell us your story, email us at


Animal Allies is proud to welcome Gregory’s Pest Control as Animal Allies’ November Community co-sponsor.  Owners, Phil and Sarah Gregory of Gregory Pest Control have pledged $1.00 for every surgery Animal Allies performs in November 2011. Animal Allies launched a community partnership program this past year to partner Animal Allies with for profit businesses in the Spartanburg area. Participating businesses pledge $1. for surgeries performed by Animal Allies in a particular month and Animal Allies markets the sponsoring companies through Animal Allies facebook page, our website, in house to clients, and various other advertising methods.  Bojangles was a previous sponsor and donated over $600 to Animal Allies.

To be a part of the solution to Spartanburg County’s pet over-population call Animal Allies to sign your company up as a community sponsor. Animal Allies Clinic is located at 1097 Asheville Hwy in Spartanburg, SC, 29303. Call 864-576-6971.


Throughout the month of November, Southeast Sports Chiropractic is hosting a canned food drive to benefit the Welcome Home shelter for homeless veterans in Spartanburg County.  This new charity gives veterans an opportunity to get back on their feet, find jobs and provides a warm place to call home.  All non-perishable foods items are welcome and appreciated.  Donations are being accepted at 115-F Southport Road in Spartanburg.

Beginning November 15th, Southeast Sports Chiropractic is sponsoring fifteen special needs children that are in need of a special visit from Santa Clause this year.  Without the help of our community, these children will not receive items they desparately need this holiday season.  Wish lists are available at Southeast Sports Chiropractic and any gift cards and cash donations are appreciated.  For more information, contact Janice Walker at (864)804-6395 or to learn how you can help.


Mobile Meals of Spartanburg has a lot going on during the month of December. The First Presbyterian Church Chamber singers will be presenting Tidings of Comfort and Joy, a Christmas concert on December 4, 2011 at 7pm at the Chapman Culture Center. All proceeds from the concert will benefit Mobile Meals. Tickets are $15. They can be purchased at First Presbyterian Church, the Mobile Meals office, or online at Orders are currently being taken for the 2011 Mobile Meals’ Christmas card. The Mobile Meals’ Christmas card is a meaningful gift that will please even the hardest to shop for. Send us your list and we will send a beautiful hand addressed Christmas card to each person and indicate that a gift was given in their honor to Mobile Meals. We will begin mailing cards on December 1st.  This year’s card by local artist Shelia Abbott features a stunning view of First Presbyterian Church covered in snow. Orders can be mailed to Mobile Meals at PO Box 461, Spartanburg, SC 29304 or can be placed online at Mobile Meals is also asking for donations for our Christmas stockings to send to our recipients. Specific items that we are asking for are baby powder, brushes, coin purses, combs, deodorant, hand lotion, pens, peppermint candy, small writing pads, tissues, tooth brushes, tooth paste, tube socks, wash clothes and 12 oz shampoo. Donated items can be dropped off at Mobile Meals, located at 419 East Main Street, Spartanburg. Items are due by December 14th.


Hospice Care of South Carolina is sponsoring a gift drive for our senior citizens this holiday season.  Many senior adults have touched our lives.  They have enriched our community through their work, life lessons, and leadership.  As a result, each of us carries a part of the past.  Our Senior Adults have spent many years giving to our community.  Now is our opportunity to show our appreciation by giving a gift for a senior in need.   Sadly, many of our senior citizens will spend the holidays alone.  Many are without family and without this gift donation they will not receive a Holiday gift. The spirit of Christmas is one of giving.  Let us give – a small token of our appreciation to them for being just – GRAND!  It’s our way of celebrating this holiday season with compassion and dignity.  Thanks to all our senior citizens for forming a legacy for many future generations.  

Let us honor our Grands!  We are recruiting local business owners, churches and civic groups to host a “drop box” for gifts.  Some gift examples include toiletries, throw blankets, music boxes, wind chimes, stuffed animals, sweat shirts, mittens, bird feeders etc. If you choose to participate, we will place a drop box in your location. Our team of volunteers will come by periodically to check the box, and on December 20, we will collect all items and distribute them to our seniors in need.  Thank you for supporting the seniors in our area.  Together, we can make a difference.  For more information on how you can help, contact Millicent Lann at (864) 429-4827 or email at


AFL in Duncan is supporting District Five Family Ministries children. So far we have sponsored 45 children in the area. D5FM provided 3 paper ornaments for each child which listed their wish. Associates have pulled these ornaments and are purchasing gifts for the children. Gifts are due 12/9. We’re excited to be able to provide a Christmas for children in our area!

In addition, AFL provided a $7500 grant to the Children’s Security Blanket in support of their Christmas program which provides Toys R Us gift cards to children with cancer. Each child with cancer receives a $75 gift card and their sibling(s) receive a $25 gift card. This year 54 children with cancer where given gift cards. Families meet at the Toys R Us in Spartanburg and have fun shopping!  For more information, contact Corie Culp at (864) 433-5409 or email at


The staff at Carolina Alliance hosted their annual Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive the week of Thanksgiving and collected food items for the United Way. They also have recently taken on a route with Mobile Meals, delivering meals each Thursday to 14 different families.  Their Christmas project this year will be to distribute well-filled Christmas bags of toiletries and food items to each of our families. For more information, contact Janice Addington at (864) 208-2004 or email at