The Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo recently had the privilege of hosting representatives from the Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands Council, shedding light on the organization’s contributions to the community. Lisa Brown, Community Development Manager, and Halfie King, Property and Guest Coordinator, shared insights into the Girl ScoutsContinue Reading

Residents at Coopers Trace in Irmo received boxes filled with edible, non-perishable food items from the Irmo Police Department. This initiative is part of Serve & Connect, a Columbia-based non-profit organization working to strengthen positive relationships between police officers and the communities they serve. The program, known as Greg’s Groceries,Continue Reading

The St. Andrews Optimists were enlightened by a presentation from Jason Hill and Alex Zelling about the Second Saturday organization. This initiative, rooted in evangelism, extends assistance to households in need of home repairs, focusing on widows, orphans, single-parent households, disabled individuals, and the elderly. Named after its monthly activityContinue Reading

In an effort to support the community and strengthen police-community relationships, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) recently hosted over 70 law enforcement partners for the third annual Greg’s Groceries food box packing day. Greg’s Groceries is an initiative by Serve & Connect, a Columbia-based non-profit organization dedicated toContinue Reading

Women’s Club supports Killingsworth Home Members of the St. Andrews Woman’s Club recently donated $5,000 to Killingsworth Home for Women. The donation was made possible by a grant from the S.C.F.W.C. Progress Foundation, a private foundation supporting libraries, education, women, and children within South Carolina. The donated funds are earmarkedContinue Reading

The St. Andrews Optimist Club recently welcomed representatives from Children’s Garden, a program overseen by Vital Connections of the Midlands. The informative session featured Anita Robinson, Director of Children’s Garden, Althea Benson, Education Manager, and John Brown, Executive Director of Vital Connections. Children’s Garden, supported by the Optimist Club inContinue Reading

Turning Pages SC, a nonprofit dedicated to adult literacy, is pleased to introduce its newly appointed board leadership team. The organization, committed to advancing adult literacy, looks forward to the guidance and expertise of the following individuals: Kara Cieri – Chair of the Board: A literacy professional from Richland Library,Continue Reading