Browse through the list below to learn more about York County nonprofits making a difference in our community each and every day. If your favorite organization is not yet listed, please let them know and encourage them to participate. Please note that any and all donations will be made directly to the nonprofit of your choice.
Operating a Community Learning Center and a Wash House in the Blackmon Road Community, a severely economically depressed area adjacent to the city of Rock Hill, A Place for Hope works to change the futures of at-risk youth and families by providing basic needs, creative educational support, life-skills learning, and diverse cultural experiences.
Providing social, therapeutic, and medical care to adults 18 years of age and older, Adult Enrichment Centers aim to improve the client’s ability to function more independently for as long as possible and to rekindle zest for life through qualified mental and physical activities and to provide unconditional opportunities for our clients and meaningful connections for our families.
Affinity Health Center serves the healthcare needs of our community by providing access to high-quality, comprehensive care with compassion, dignity and respect.
All Things Possible Ministries exists to bring hope and help to families in medical crisis by providing financial assistance in a difficult time. Through medical fundraisers, they attempt to demonstrate the love and hope of our Lord as written in the Bible in the book of Matthew 19:26. “…With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” All Things Possible supports families by sharing their medical plight with the community and inviting the public to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds, and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.
In 1995, the Anne Springs Close Greenway, a 2,100 acre nature preserve in Fort Mill, South Carolina, was dedicated to the public to serve as a natural buffer from urban development and a place for countless activities – from hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding, to picnics, kayaking and more. Our mission is to connect people to nature through recreational and educational activities while fostering a passion for environmental conservation, animal habitat, and protection of natural resources.
The Arts Council of York County connects people through art, culture, dance, drama, film, and music with a vision to create and support a thriving, diverse, and vibrant community in York County, SC.
Serving youth ages 6-18 after school, out of school, and during summer months, the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of York County is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Clubs provide a safe, positive, and educational environment where youth spend their time learning and growing.
The Carolinas Wind Orchestra seeks to promote music education through the public performance of concert band music and perpetuate the community concert band as integral to the traditions of American music.
Carolina Veterans Commision educates and increases the awareness of homeless Veterans throughout the Carolinas while providing informative resources, independent living assistance and literacy/wellness education support to the surrounding counties wherever CVC’s talented volunteers are located.
The Celriver Legacy Project has been developed with a mission to preserve the legacy of the Celanese Celriver facility, the people who worked there, and their significant contributions to the history and economy of the community.
The Children’s Attention Home Inc. provides emergency shelter and nurturing services to abused, abandoned, and neglected children in S.C. Serving over 150 residents each year, the Home offers a safe haven of loving care for children up to age 21 to grow and thrive.
Christian Family Services is an adoption agency, licensed as a Child Placing Agency in South Carolina joining other agencies, organizations, and individuals in South Carolina who are concerned with providing positive alternatives to abortion, assisting those in crisis pregnancies, and assisting those seeking adoption services.
Clover Area Assistance Center (CAAC) is the central nonprofit service agency within the boundaries of the Clover School District that those with needs turn to and those with resources support. If a person’s needs go beyond the scope of their programs, they utilize their ever-growing network of partners throughout York County to ensure that help can be found.
The Culture and Heritage Museums’ (CHM) mission focuses on the natural and cultural histories of the Carolina Piedmont, seeking to inspiring a lifetime of learning for our community and beyond. CHM is made up of Historic Brattonsville, Main Street Children’s Museum, McCelvey Center and the Museum of York County.
The Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen is a regular benevolence of Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church. It is an interdenominational project of the churches in Rock Hill. The Soup Kitchen provides a free hot meal to the hungry, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Reading with a young child is the single most important activity to prepare them for school. Starting at birth, the Early Learning Partnership (ELP) make books more accessible to families and encourage reading daily with their child. The first years of a child’s life are the most critical. A child’s development during those years will determine much of what they will be capable of the remainder of their life. ELP believes reading with a child will establish a stronger bond in the home, help build a more advanced vocabulary, and provide the building blocks children need to grow into successful adults. Read. Bond. Grow.
Eden Community Development Corporation (CDC) provides assistance to the people that need it most. They believe that when we share with the disadvantaged, disenfranchised, and those facing life challenges in our community we make our community stronger. Eden CDC serves the community locally through All 4 One Food Pantry and The Light House – Transitional House for Women and children. They also partner with other organizations such as Carolina Community Action and the Crop Walk.
Family Connection’s mission is to support, strengthen, and encourage families to create a positive environment for children, youth, and individuals with disabilities and healthcare needs through parent support while building a supportive environment in South Carolina where individuals with disabilities and healthcare needs can reach their full potential.
The mission of Family Promise of York County is to provide a comprehensive program of shelter, meals, and support services to homeless families through coordination with area churches, social service agencies, and volunteers.
Good Folks of York County is comprised of a group of local citizens and businesses who join together once a year, at a luncheon in December, to donate dollars to make a significant difference to a deserving local organization serving residents in need of help.
Habitat for Humanity of York County is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International – a global, nonprofit housing organization with a mission to operate on Christian principles that seek to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.
The mission of Hospice & Community Care is to give hope, comfort, and compassion to our community when needed most. Hospice is a vital part of the continuum of care that is available to seriously ill patients and their families.
The Humane Society of York County is focused on saving the lives of abandoned cats and dogs in our area. They are dedicated to giving their time, energy and financial resources to save as many lives as possible. Being the largest facility-based rescue in York County, South Carolina and a no-kill facility, space is dependent upon adoptions. The more efficiently they can move adoptable pets into responsible well suited homes, the more space is available for saving more lives.
* Dog Walking
* Foster Care
* Dog/Cat Behavior improvement
* Animal care
* Dog/Cat Socialization
* Adoption Counselors
* Home Visit Specialists
* PAWSibilities Thrift Shop/Christmas Store
* Information Technology
Fundraising & Events
* Petsmart – Cat Care & Adoption Events
* Humane Educator
* Yard Work
* General Maintenance – Rescue & Thrift Store
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Jump Start, faith-based prison rehabilitation, is committed to providing Christian assistance in the areas of preparation, provision, and placement working with individuals who are 2 years or less from their max out or parole date.
Keystone offers services – including education, prevention, and treatment – promoting health, offering hope, and restoring healing to those impacted by substance abuse and addiction.
The Kiwanis Club of Rock Hill Foundation’s mission is to improve the world one child and one community at a time. Donations raised through the Foundation will support club efforts such as Terrific Kids program, supporting other youth serving organizations, supporting the Kiwanis Aktion Club, sponsoring college scholarships for local students, supporting local Key Clubs, co-sponsoring Winthrop Athletic’s Back the Pack event, and supporting Kiwanis International efforts through the Eliminate Project to eradicate maternal and neo-natal tetanus.
The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.
Toys for Tots is in need of 16-24 inch bicycles to include in their holiday gift donations to local youth.
NAMI Piedmont Tri-County serves individuals and families that have a loved one with a mental health condition providing support groups and education for them and the community to help them live fulfilling lives as well as erase the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Palmetto Pregnancy Center (PPC) offers free medical and other pregnancy-related services. PPC offers medical services, education, and support services for those in need.
Pilgrims Inn serves individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or are having trouble providing for their basic needs in Rock Hill and surrounding communities of York County, SC.
HOPE serves Rock Hill residents in crisis. They are a “first responder” to our neighbors in need by providing them with a full week’s worth of food for their family (so that they can focus on getting through their crisis) and utility and prescription medicine payments (directly to providers). HOPE also works in partnership with other area non-profits to provide holistic solutions (i.e. job help, medical support, childcare) to empower our clients to make their way out of crisis.
Psychiatric Service Dog Partners aim to help you minimize mistakes and maximize successes when it comes to psychiatric service dogs. Through public education, peer support, pointed advocacy, and more – dogs are saving lives.
Restore Mobility for the Blind provides high quality and affordable transportation for residents of York County, South Carolina that are:
Blind, Visually Impaired, An Adult with Disabilities, Seniors citizens who are at least 50 years old, and Veterans.
The Rock Hill Parks Foundation is dedicated to preserving, enriching, and maintaining cultural, environmental, and recreational facilities and programs in our community. It’s mission is to enhance our community’s quality of life above and beyond the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department’s normal operating budget.
The Rock Hill School District Foundation aims to promote a collaborative alliance between the community and the Rock Hill School District Three to provide funding and other resources to support educational initiatives.
Safe Passage was established for the purpose of offering services and protected emergency shelter to families living in violence so that they can make changes in their lives and eliminate violence.
Check out Safe Passage’s online sports auction. There are some great deals in here (tickets, camps, memorabilia, sports experiences, clothing, Harley-Davidson items, etc.). Bid and share with your friends!
The auction is live now and ends on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. They are having an event upstairs at McHales restaurant from 6 to 8 p.m. on that day to celebrate and you’re invited!
The link is: https://www.32auctions.com/SafePassage2016
Senior Life Journeys offers Creative Music Experiences for individuals, both young and old, who have cognitive and/or physical impairments. They also offer Dementia Education Classes for those individuals who are caregiving someone with dementia.
Serving the Fort Mill and Tega Cay homeless population and Paradise Community, their mission is to help the homeless and the lost, the broken, and the needy by leading them on the pathway to bring relief recovery and restoration. SON shares the gospel of Jesus Christ as they provide a network of services and resources to our neighbors in need .
Partner with York County Humane Society to hike shelter dogs. This gets them out of their kennels and socializes and exercising them, which in turn helps make the dogs more adoptable.
Tender Hearts Ministries exists so that those in need may receive food, clothing, shelter, educational opportunities, counseling, financial management classes, job training, access to other human service agencies, transportation and compassion.
The Body, a church for anyone, aims to show God’s love and concern for one’s fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening their doors to listen and love, The Body offers spiritual, physical, and mental well-being of families of York County.
The Haven offers accommodations for homeless men that offer assistance toward self-sufficiency. Staff assists clients with accessing community resources including substance abuse treatment, attaining employment, finding medical care, and pursuing education.
The Palmetto School at the Children’s Attention Home serves children who have been removed from their home by DSS for reasons of abuse, abandonment, or neglect, and reside at the on campus shelter, The Children’s Attention Home. The school also serves children who reside at other local shelters such as Pilgrim’s Inn, Family Promise and Safe Passage.
The Salvation Army administers many programs and services designed to restore broken lives, to build healthy relationships, and to develop and encourage people of all ages.
The YMCA focuses on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility while nurturing the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.
Women’s Art Initiative is a local group of women aspiring to enhance the quality of life through public art. Their vision is to grow into a public art institution with annual funding; providing acquisition, preservation, education and community dialogue.
Operated by the Rock Hill Police Department, the Worthy Boys and Girls Camp allows youth ages 9-12 to attend a week long overnight camp for free. This camp serves all youth of York County.
Christian Women’s Job Corps seeks to provide a Christian context in which women in need are equipped for life and employment, as well as a mission context in which women help women.
Helping senior citizens throughout York County remain in their homes for as long as possible. YCCOA does this by providing critically needed nutrition through both their meals on wheels program to home-bound seniors, and also providing lunch at their senior centers. They provide exercise and social opportunities through our centers, and provide transportation through their York County Access bus service.
York County First Steps helps South Carolina’s youngest children and their families get ready for school. As the state’s only entity focused exclusively on increasing school readiness outcomes for all children, First Steps focuses on five broad strategy areas.
York County Free Clinic is the only nonprofit 501C(3) free medical clinic in York County, SC, whose mission targets citizens from ages 18–64 who are uninsured and meet all low-income eligibility requirements.