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STRESS –Make it work for you Dr. Sarah Moore
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Welcome to Women of Fruit Magazine! And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. - Hebrews 13:16 As Women of Fruit, we are blessed with divine giftings to enrich the lives of those around us. I once thought that giving led to a life of depletion but God has shown me that giving is a sacred path towards an abundance life. I encourage that you to live your gift of life with openness and you will see your life greatly rewarded by possibilities.
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Carolinas Deserving Nonprofits
Charleston, SC Mission Statement
Mission Statement To provide advocacy and awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault with a focus on empowerment of single parents impacted by underlining issues of abuse to reduce poverty and promote healing.
2017 Community Servant of the Year (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc)
PO Box 231 Ridgeville, SC 29472 Tel. 843 879-2255 Web: HealingHurts.org Director: Nefateri Smalls President: Oddie Smalls
Family Corps 3601 Meeting Street Rd Ste. H North Charleston, SC 29405 Tel. 843 747 0480 Web: family-corps.org Director: Renee Mills President: Dwayne Green
Community Recognition Family Corps is well known for its Parents Anonymous for Adult s and Youth Programs
FamilyCorps is committed to serving the diverse needs of families in South Carolina. They work with the entire family unit, thereby improving children's outcomes. Programs utilize mutual support (the giving and getting of help), parent leadership® (seeking solutions and becoming empowered), and shared leadership® (working together) to achieve personal growth, improve family functioning and achieve parental resilience.
Mission Statement Eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all
YWCA of Greater Charleston
The YWCA of Charleston is probably best known for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.
Girls Who Code Club on Bounce Around Charleston TV 1064 Gardner Rd, Ste. 307 Charleston, SC 29407 Tel. 843 722 1644 W: Ywca-charlestonsc.org Director: LaVanda Brown
Girls Who Code seeks to prepare girls early for careers that can reduce this wage gap and increase the number of women trained to accept these higher paying jobs. Collaborative Partners: Charleston Promise Neighborhood and Sanders Clyde Middle School
Columbia, SC Mission Statement Sistercare seeks to provide comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence and their children and to advocate on behalf of these survivors, and to help prevent domestic violence through community awareness and education. Sistercare is the only organization that offers specialized shelter and support services for survivors of domestic violence and their children in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Kershaw and Fairfield counties
SISTERCARE P.O. Box 1029 Columbia, SC 29202 Office: 803 926.0505 Web: Sistercare.org Director: Nancy Barton
Vivian Gore, Coordinator of Short Term Services Megan Harmon, Sistercare’s 2017 Woman of the Year & survivor of domestic violence & Eboni Nelson, Sistercare’s Board President.
Volunteer Beverly Hart Pittman sharing domestic violence resources at an employee wellness fair.
Community Recognition Sistercare has 36 years of experience in providing services to victims of domestic violence and has successfully developed and implemented many new
Mission Statement God Cares Charities provides a comprehensive approach to fostering growth in urban communities. Utilizing the concept of social entrepreneurship, God Cares Charities will provide bridges of opportunity for individuals to become more productive people in society, thereby reducing the need for government subsidization.
God Cares Charities 736 St Andrews Rd Columbia, SC Tel: 803 760 7971 firstname.lastname@example.org Web: Godcarescharities.org
Community Recognition Court Advocacy Program College Internship Stay-Out Project (Ex-Offenders)
services and projects over the years. In the past 3 years, Sistercare has developed and implemented a hospital accompaniment program for victims of domestic violence at 5 Midlands’ hospitals and medical centers, created a new teen outreach program, and established a Career Development Center. Sistercare stands out in its excellence and strength by serving 8,306 victims of domestic violence and their children in 2016.
Junior League 2926 Devine Street Columbia, SC 29205 Tel: 803 252 4552 email@example.com Web: jlcolumbia.org Director: Jane Ruschky President: Mandy Wren
The Junior League of Columbia, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Community Recognition Healthy Children: Improving the health and well-being of children in the Midlands.
Urban League 1400 Barnwell St Columbia, SC 29201 Tel: 803 799 8150 Culscinfo@culsc.org Web: Columbiaurbanleague.org
Community Recognition The Columbia Urban League is a multi-service, non-profit Agency that promotes financial stability and racial inclusion in our community.
The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African- American and other underserved communities to secure self-reliance, primarily in education, employment , and economic development.The Urban League is the nation's oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans and others to enter the economic and societal mainstream. The Urban League movement was founded in 1910.
The Free Medical Clinic 1875 Harden St Columbia, SC 29204 Tel: 803 765 1503 firstname.lastname@example.org Web: Freemedclinic.org Director: Freddie Strange
Mission Statement To provide quality health care, at no cost, to residents of the community who cannot pay for such services and who have no health insurance.
Charlotte, NC Mission Statement
Girls Rock Charlotte PO Box 39066 Charlotte, NC 28278 Email: Girlsrockclt@gmail.com Web: Girlsrockclt.org Director: Kelly Finley
Community Recognition SEED 20 Social Venture Partners, 2015
Girls Rock Charlotte is a nonprofit that amplifies the confidence of ALL girls and women through the power of music. The summer camp helps girls and gender diverse youth build their self-esteem and find their voice through a unique program that combines music with enriching workshops...all featuring powerful mentors, leaders and artists.
Big Brothers 1 0 Big Sisters 3801 East Independence Blvd Charlotte, NC 28205 Tel. 704 910 1301 Web: bbbscentralcarolinas.org President: Donna Y. Dunlap
Assistance League of Charlotte is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through communitybased philanthropic programs - we feed, we clothe, we mentor, we educate
PO Box 471112 Charlotte, NC 28247 email@example.com Web: charlotte.assistanceleague.org President - Kelly Fifield
Community Recognition Celebrating 45 years of serving children in Central Carolinas. The organization is recognized as the 2017 Mayor's Mentoring Alliance and for the Large Agency Best Practice Award
Mission Statement Each widow's grief journey is unique...we aim to support her as she walks this unfamiliar path.
A Widow's 12 Path awidowspath.wordpress.com Founder: Susan Jassan
Community Recognition A Widow’s Path is a new organization providing support services for young widows in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area of North Carolina.
Empowering a continuous network of girls and women to be leaders in their community through mentorship, talent development, and advocacy.
EmpowHERment 1023 B Margaret Brown Street Charlotte, NC 28202 Tel. 980 288 4371 info@empowHERment.com Web: Empowherment.com Founder: Carrie Cook Director: Tiffany Allen
Big Brothers Big Sisters' mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever..
Community Recognition EmpowHERment, founded in 2012, leads a year-round mentoring and talent development programs, and their annual empowHERment summit still serves as our cornerstone organization event. Photo Courtesy of Facebook: (C)2012 Media Arts Collective MAC330
Seeds of Scribes
Daily Professions TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE www.dailyprofessions.com About The Book Daily Professions, Transform Your Life, shifts your walk with Christ to the next level by giving you a devotion to read each week with scriptures to declare on that topic. You are also given a daily challenge to help you put His words into action, then the chance to write down how it transformed your life that week! Just give God one week at a time and watch how your relationship with him grows and moves you towards living the life He has promised you!
About The Author
Rev. Andrea Johnson @1withthefather
Andrea Johnson, affectionately known as “First Lady J”, has served alongside her husband, Pastor Lance T. Johnson Sr. of The Revelation Of Christ Church, Charleston, S.C. for 16 years. She is the proud mother of two children, an ordained minister, prophetess, teacher, women’s ministry leader, songwriter, and business owner of Daily Professions' books, cards & framed art.
The Healing Power Of The Glory In My Story By
Charmaine Williams Charmaine takes you on a personal journey through the dark roads of her life that eventually lead to the light, the right path. She now uses her story to inspire others looking for that path of hope, faith, and most of all love! This book illustrates and uses the healing power of her story to comfort and edify others to endure until the end despite struggles. There is a road called VICTORY!
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1 4 A Child's Haven 20 Martin Drive Greenville, SC 29617 Tel. 864 298 0025 Web: Achildshaven.org Director: Laurie Rovin
We’re dedicated to transforming the lives of young children who have experienced developmental delays or behavioral challenges. Many are victims of poverty, child abuse, or domestic violence.
Dining for Women is a global giving circle dedicated to transforming lives and eradicating poverty among women and girls in the developing world. Through member education and engagement, as well as the power of collective giving, Dining for Women funds grassroots organizations that empower women and girls and promote gender equity.
Community Recognition This year celebrating its 25th Anniversary and currently serves 60 children and families.
Mission Statement Bringing people and resources together to build a Cycle of Success, where
United Way 1 6 Greenville 105 Edinburgh Ct, Greenville, SC 29607 Tel. 864 467 3333 Web: Unitedwaygc.org President: Ted Hendry Director: Chris Giacomaro
All children in Greenville County start school prepared to learn and go on to graduate Well-educated graduates find good jobs and create stable homes
1 5 Dining for Women P.O. Box 25633 Greenville, SC 29616 Tel. 864 335 8401 Web: Diningforwomen.org President: Beth Holimon
17 Genuinely ZOE 1140 Woodruff Rd. Ste 106-269 Greenville, SC 29607 Tel. 864 346 4955 Web: Genuinelyzoe.org Director: Freda Coleman
Children from stable homes continue the cycle because they start school on track and prepared for success
Mission Statement To make a positive difference in the lives of women by providing tools of empowerment in a transparent environment of safety and love.
Community Recognition Genuinely ZOE has successfully graduated 5 classes of empowered women through its 'Discover Me' program. They have been recognized by South Carolina House of Representative as an asset to the Greenville community
Mission Statement Helping hurting people become whole
Miracle Hill exists that homeless children and adults receive food and shelter with compassion, hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, and move toward healthy relationships and stability.
Provides safe, warm shelter for nearly 3000 homeless and hurting children, women and men each year.
1 8 Miracle Hill 490 S. Pleasantburg Drive Greenville, SC 29607 Tel. 864 268 4357 Web: www.miraclehill.org President & CEO: Reid Lehman
Miracle Hill Ministries helps provide miracles to others by restoring hope to those who have often lost everything. It’s been said that “if you can’t find a friend in the world, you can find one here.” Serves thousands of meals to those living in our shelters.
Photo Courtesy of Miracle Hill
Who Is SHE As I walked into the SummitMedia radio station, I was kindly greeted with a smile by the receptionist. She politely offered me water then quickly notified the president that I have arrived for our meeting. As I nervously sat in their comfy chair, I began to gaze at a wall displaying vibrant photos of the talented radio personalities who make the four stations’ brand one of the most popular and successful in Greenville. After a few short minutes, another friendly woman pushed through the glass doors to greet me and spontaneously compliments my outfit choice for the day. Her welcoming gesture diminished my nervousness. She led me through the glass doors and introduced herself as Karolyn Mulvaney, the President of SummitMedia.
President SummitMedia Greenville
SHE Is Greenville
arolyn Mulvaney is the highly sought after President of SummitMedia who began her radio career as a parttime promotion assistant in 1999. After moving from New York to Greenville (the Upstate) in 2006, Karolyn continued to climb the corporate ladder with various titles and became the President and Market Manager of SummitMedia at the age of 33. She currently leads the daily operations of the successful Upstate brand which includes four popular radio stations (107.3JAMZ, HOT98.1, 99.5ChuckFM, and X98.5) and SHE, The Upstate Women’s Show that bring thousands to
Greenville every August to experience the “Ultimate Girls Weekend.” SummitMedia was once only the exclusive media partner for the SHE Greenville event until the event’s owner approached Karolyn about the possibility of taking over the well-attended event. Karolyn recalls, “I went back to our team and asked if SHE is something that they felt passionate about…something that we could grow to improve the Upstate’s economy and community.” With the commitment of her team, Karolyn excitedly welcomed SHE to the SummitMedia brand. n SummitMedia’s first year of hosting the SHE event, they continued a similar theme as the previous owners, which allowed Karolyn and her team to learn as much as possible about creating the SHE experience. Although they
Style Stage – Johnny Gill Performance from SHE Website
faced many challenges, Karolyn shares, “It was a long process but we did it.” Karolyn and her team recognized a major opportunity to grow diversity amongst their audience so, in the following year, they included Johnny Gill on the entertainment list.Gill was a great success as he introduced SHE to a new audience who enjoyed a fun-filled SHE weekend with their girlfriends.
SHE Is Fun Every year, Karolyn and her team take the challenges they faced in the previous year and change them into opportunities to collectively create more pleasurable experiences that attract new attendees to its growing audience.
Belk's Women Fashion Show Performance from SHE Website
Karolyn shares, “I like taking on challenges and trying something new. My team is a lot like me…they may not think it but they like taking on challenges that they are passionately driven to create new innovative ideas that make the SHE experience memorable each year." By next year, the SHE team desired to attract younger attendees and they discovered that their younger audience enjoyed learning about Do-It-Yourself from the social media platform, Pinterest. That year, SHE featured a DIY couple who
has always been to diversify our audience each and every year and we have done so.” Karolyn credits the success of the SHE event to the dedication of her team. Currently, there are 55 members with 50% part and fulltime employees. Regardless of their employment statuses, the SHE team is all 100% committed to the success of SHE. Every year, SHE features a Men and Women fashion show using professional models. To create more excitement, Barbie T, morning show personality of HOT98-1 (under the SummitMedia umbrella), has coordinated with
helping the Upstate; 2 of which are helping victims of sexual assault or child abuse and to reduce hunger in the Upstate.”
SHE Is Giving The team remains conscious of the fact that the local nonprofits need support to address major challenges impacting the Greenville communities. SummitMedia has made giving back to its community a part of its company’s core values.
SHE Is Stylish just purchased their first home and built a huge following by sharing videos and photos their home improvement projects. Karolyn shares, ““One of our biggest goal
Belk's Men Fashion Show Performance from SHE Website
Style Stage – Chalk Paint Typography with Annie Sloan of Vintage Now Modern from SHE Website
local celebrities from Upstate to take the stage during this year’s SHE fashion show for the first time. SummitMedia has a strong connection with the community and works with non-profits throughout the year. Although a for-profit company, SummitMedia recognizes the importance of doing what they can to support as many non-profit as possible in the Upstate. Therefore, each year, the company supports four Upstate non-profits by sponsoring booths at the SHE event and selecting one as the main beneficiary each year.The past years' recipients include the Julie Valentine Center and Loaves and Fishes. Karolyn shares, “We have many goals for
Karolyn is thankful for the work of the sales team for generating the revenue needed to host such an inspiring event and the business department for ensuring they stay on budget to meet the company's financial goals. When asked, Karolyn shares, “SHE is an experience for every woman to enjoy.” After all of the “Ultimate Girls Weekend” excitement, so bring your mother, friends, daughter, sisters, a group of girlfriends to enjoy exciting experience of SHE!
Greenville, SC Mission Statement
1 9 Greenville Humane Society
As a no-kill facility, we work in partnership with our community to create an environment where all animals are treated with compassion and respect.
305 Airport Road Greenville, SC 29607 Tel. 864 242 3626 Web: greenvillehumane.com Director: Kim Pitman
2 0 Fostering Great Ideas
Tel. 864 567 5216 firstname.lastname@example.org Web: Fgionline.org Founder & CEO: David White Director: Crissy Wilson
We are dedicated to improving the lives of children as they struggle in foster care.
Community Recognition Founded in 1930. One of the largest no-kill shelters in the Southeast.
Mission Statement Loaves & Fishes is driven by the collective dream of Greenville County citizens to end food insecurity in our community. Their mission is to rescue food that would otherwise be wasted and deliver it to organizations equipped to feed the hungry. 25 Woods Lake Rd, Suite 810 Loaves & Fishes is the only Greenville, SC 9607 organization in Greenville Tel. 864 232 3595 Web: Loavesandfishesgreenville County that provides free, regularly scheduled Founder: Sam Hunt deliveries of perishable food Director: Paulette Dunn for distribution to individuals served at emergency food pantries and neighborhood distribution programs.
Loaves 21 & Fishes
2 2 Upstate Warrior Solution PO Box 27232 Greenville, SC 29617 Tel. 864 520 2073 email@example.com Web: Upstatewarriorsolution.org Director: Jim DeMint Director: Charles Dalton Director: Jan Childress Director: Darwin Simpson
2 3 Upstate International 9 S. Memminger Street Greenville, SC 29601 Tel. 864 631 2188 firstname.lastname@example.org Web: Upstateinternational.org Director: Tracie Frese
Fostering Great Ideas mission is to improve outcomes for children in foster care. We implement great ideas and advocate for system-wide improvement with our partners.
Upstate International empowers people and businesses of all nations to thrive in the Upstate by connecting them through programs, events, and initiatives that foster the dynamic exchange of international cultures and ideas.
Community Recognition Upstate International creates programs and events that foster understanding, global awareness, and communication through language, education and cultural experiences
Photo Courtesy of Upstate International
CONNECTS warriors and their families to resources and opportunities, LEADS them through the process of self-empowerment, and INSPIRES the community to embrace local warriors and their families as valued neighbors and friends.
Myrtle Beach , SC Mission Statement
Community 24 Kitchen
he Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach tradition for the past 25 years is to feed 1411 Mr. Joe White Ave the hungry. We serve the Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 working poor, our senior Tel. 843 444 9383 citizens, Veterans, Web: Communitykitchenmb.org children, the transients, Director: Peter Casamento and the homeless. Last Kitchen Manager: Sean Mazur year, 2016, we served over 110,000 guests without Community Recognition regard to the situation or Community Kitchen has condition. The meals and served over 47,799 this year fellowship are provided at alone. NO COST to our guests.
2 5 SOS Health Care P.O. Box 7136 Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 Tel. 843 449 0554 Web: scautismhelp.com Director: Sarah Pope
To partner with our community in providing hope to our neighbors in need of medical or related care
Community Recognition The Building Futures Autism Clinic is to provide individualized and effective Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy that will encourage each child receiving our services to reach his/her optimum development.
STRESS – Make It Work For You
By Dr. Sarah Moore
At one point or another, we’ve all felt stressed. Sometimes the pressure or tension of stress drives us to necessary and even favorable action or change, and our lives are improved because of it. Other times the intensity of stress seems to push our very limits. Once safely on the other side of that type of stress, we can admire in retrospect the growth and strength we exhibited to continue to survive and thrive despite the load. Science indicates that some of us are biologically predisposed to be more resilient to stress – meaning we’re born to handle it better than others. Further research indicates that childhood development of the nervous system also plays an important role in our resilience.
According to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard Graduate School of Education, it’s the supportive, responsive relationships and mastering a set of capabilities that can help individuals to respond and adapt to stressful challenge in healthy ways. The benefits of organized group faith have also been highlighted in research for increasing resilience to stress. In her book Brave Strong True, Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas indicates that a crucial factor in growing from stress (rather than suffering damage from it) is the presence of intermittent periods of non-stress that can allow us to recover. It’s the brain waves that occur in a super-relaxed, almost (but not actually) asleep state that are particularly effective in
increasing resilience to stress. If stress in your life seems to have control over you or be ever constant, I encourage you to take just three minutes in the morning and evening to allow yourself to become really relaxed. It could be through meditation, quiet breathing, cool down after a workout, or even being fully present playing with your little one; we all relax in different ways! As you discipline yourself to make those few minutes routine, take a look next at your faith and support systems – are they working for you or how can you improve them? Take these important steps to create a space for your brain to recover from stress and start to see the growth that it can inspire!
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