The Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo sustains a long-standing partnership with Palmetto Project and with its outreach efforts that benefit the Midlands. Nell Killoy, Deputy Director for the Midlands and Upstate for the Project, was the Optimists’ guest speaker April 16 where she described two programs that the Club supports.Continue Reading

Midlands Gives is an excellent way for members of the community to support many non-profits and help supply services and opportunities for our citizens. Special contribution matching days and promotions will be aired throughout the Midlands Gives program beginning Tuesday, May 4. Friends of Fisher House Columbia are working tirelessly to campaignContinue Reading

The Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo sustains a long-standing partnership with Palmetto Project and with its outreach efforts that benefit the Midlands. Nell Killoy, Deputy Director for the Midlands and Upstate for the Project, was the Optimists’ guest speaker April 16 where she described two programs that the Club supports.Continue Reading

Former HHFB Board Chair Erinn Rowe to Lead Organization After a nationwide search, the Harvest Hope Food Bank Board of Directors has named Erinn Rowe Chief Executive Officer of the organization effective immediately. Rowe, a Midlands banker and former Harvest Hope Board Chair, joins with an immediate understanding of theContinue Reading

For 35 years members of St. Vincent de Paul Society, named for the patron saint of all works of charity, have given to the homeless in Columbia.”No one thinks about the homeless around Christmas time,” said Robert Keeder, Vice-President, Basilica of St. Peter St. Vincent de Paul Society in Columbia. “We atContinue Reading

Top Memory Boosting Habits The new year undoubtedly brings new goals and new wishes for this new beginning. This year, why not set your goals on keeping your brain healthy and resilient? Lucky for us, the brain is a muscle that can be strengthened with practice. Try these top tipsContinue Reading

The S.C. Chapter of Federal Bar Association is giving back to food banks this holiday season. S.C. Chapter President Janet Brooks Holmes and President-elect Beattie Ashmore presented Harvest Hope Food Bank with a check for more than $10,000. Board members voted unanimously December 3 to roll out the campaign toContinue Reading

The tenth annual “Operation Spread the Joy” (OSJ) campaign is once again collecting items to distribute Christmas Eve morning to Columbia’s homeless. OSJ volunteers are available now through December 20 at two drop-off locations throughout the Midlands to accept contributions: Debi & Co. Salon, 2401-B Dutch Fork Road in Chapin,Continue Reading