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ANNUAL REPORT 2018-2019


United Ministries serves and empowers those on the transformative journey to self-sufficiency. Our vision is a community working together to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive in Greenville.

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FROM OUR LEADERSHIP TRANSFORMATION WALK 2018 UNITING FOR CHANGE LUNCHEON 2019 GED GRADUATION 2019 ADULT EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT READINESS INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK CRISIS ASSISTANCE

19 PLACE OF HOPE 20 FINANCIAL SERVICES 21 MENTAL HEALTH 22 FISCAL YEAR BY THE NUMBERS 24 HOW YOU CAN HELP 26 DONOR HONOR ROLL 29 PARTNERSHIPS, CONGREGATIONS, AND FOUNDATIONS 31 EVALUATION

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FR O M O U R LEA D ERS H I P

I never was much of a movie buff growing up, though a few flicks did catch my attention over the years. One is the 1985 blockbuster, Back to the Future, featuring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd as “Doc” Emmett Brown. Admittedly, it was easy for me to get confused through the whole story/ sequel/prequel trilogy, but some of the one-liners are truly classic. Here’s one of my favorites: “Don’t worry. As long as you hit that wire with the connecting hook at precisely eighty-eight miles per hour the instant the lightning strikes the tower… everything will be fine.” – Doc Brown That sounds like the magic of social work to me! Many of those who come to United Ministries hope that their stars will align and that somehow this time things will come together, and they’ll accomplish their life goals at long last. We see it a lot around here, when participants, volunteers, and staff work together to help make transformation happen for individuals, families, neighborhoods, and the larger community. For many people it’s true—everything will be fine—thanks to United Ministries’ life-giving services and empowering opportunities. Throughout 2020 United Ministries will be journeying “back to the future”! We’ll spend a year celebrating what can be accomplished when a small, ecumenical emergency assistance partnership grows into a dynamic, multifaceted agency that seeks to alleviate 4

poverty and create opportunity for our friends and neighbors in Greenville. At the same time, we will be future-focused in our work, refining our efforts and expanding the reach of our programs to help everyone thrive in Greenville. Our potential is limited only by our imagination: (Marty) “Hey, Doc. You’d better back up, we don’t have enough road to get up to 88.” (Doc) “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads!” From our roots in devoted downtown congregations to our branches in the vibrant West End of today, United Ministries has exemplified Greenville’s goodwill and generosity for a half-century now. We are a beacon of light and a haven of hope for some of Greenville’s poorest—and most prosperous— residents. In many ways, we aspire to live out the timeless wisdom of old Doc Brown:

Indeed, the future of United Ministries is still being written, and you can help us script it well. This year, together, we truly have a Golden Opportunity to make the future the best it can be!

Tony McDade Executive Director


BOARD OF DIREC TOR S

Frances Poe President

Jim Akerhielm Vice President

Debbie Cooper Treasurer

Betsy Boaze Secretary

Matt Covington

Katherine Davis

Bob Dillon

Tom Evelyn

Dixon Harrill

Scott Henderson

Gerald Huskamp

Herb Johnson

Paul Johnson

Susan Jones

Deb Long

Alan Marshall

Myra Morant

Lee Palms

Sima Patel

LaTonya Phillips

Thomas Self

Leigh Stuckey

Trey Suggs

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TR A N S FO R M AT I O N WA LK 2 018

Walk

5K

Presented by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System for the 3rd year in a row, the Transformation Walk underwent a transformation of its own with the addition of a 5k timed run on a certified course and a brand new location at First Baptist Church, Greenville. The *new* Transformation Walk and 5k Run raised nearly $60,000 to support the programs of United Ministries. On Saturday, September 22, 2018 hundreds of individuals and families gathered to “take a step and change a life.” The event is a celebration of the lives changed each and every day at United Ministries and featured signs with participant images with links to their stories online.

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run

Major supporters of the Transformation Walk and 5k Run, in addition to Bon Secours, were: • Pacesetter Sponsor: Pilzer | Klein PC • Stride Sponsors: Batteries Plus Bulbs; Becky & Bobby Hartness; Carolina Power; First Baptist Church, Greenville; Keenan Suggs | Hub International; LS Homes; Reynolds Investment Management; and Sharonview Federal Credit Union. • Hike Sponsors: Auro Hotels; BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina; CRH Properties; Nicki & Bob Dillon; Dixon Hughes Goodman; Kathy & Alan Marshall; Piedmont Natural Gas; Meg & Sean Scoopmire; Lynne Shackelford & Bruce Brown; Spinx; Synovus; and United Community Bank.


2018 AWARD WINNERS: Top Fundraising Team: Fabri-Kal Top Fundraising Individual: Rev. Alex Stevenson Most Spirited Team: Bryson Middle School Volleyball Team

RUN AWARD WINNERS: Overall Female: 1) Beth Grumbles, 2) Amy Kilpatrick, 3) Tammie Williams Overall Male: 1) Ian Burch, 2) Ryan Tuerner, 3) John Byce

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U N IT IN G FOR C H A N G E LUN CH EON 2019

“The problem with the world is that we have forgotten that we belong to one another.” – Mother Theresa {quoted by Fr. Boyle in his presentation at the Uniting for Change Luncheon}

On April 25, 2019, FATHER GREGORY BOYLE, S.J. joined a record sold out crowd of over 800 community members for the 4th annual Uniting for Change Luncheon. Father Boyle is the Founder & Executive Director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California and author of Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir. Fr. Boyle gave the keynote address on building a community where no one was outside the “circle of compassion.” The speech was stirring - funny at times, tear-inducing at others. Boyle encouraged attendees to stand with those society deems “disposable” so that the day might come when “we stop throwing people away.” A $50,000 challenge gift from current United Ministries supporters: Leigh & Mike Andrews, Mary & John Braeunig, and Karen Fountain, was announced at the luncheon, and attendees sought to meet that challenge, making this luncheon the most successful event in United Ministries’ history. The total money raised was over $180,000!

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United Ministries extends a special thank you to all sponsors, especially to Buncombe Street United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church, Greenville - the Transformation level sponsors. Sponsors at other levels include those at the Empowerment level: Becky & Bobby Hartness; Betty & Lewis Smoak; Canal Insurance Company; Community Foundation of Greenville; Dority & Manning; NHE; Prisma Health; Reynolds Investment Management; and United Community Bank. Those at the Table sponsor level include: Cindy Poe & Susan Merritt; CRH Properties LLC; Dr. and Mrs. Terrell Leeke; Elliott Davis; Frances Poe; Furman University; Greenville Technical College; Hub International | Keenan Suggs; Jasmine Road; JustFaith Greenville; JustFaith Christ Church – Anne & Tom Johnson; JustFaith Christ Church – Perry Gilreath; JustFaith St. Anthony’s; Miller, St. John & Steele Group; Nachman Norwood & Parrott; Nicki & Bob Dillon; Peggy & Ed Good; Smoak PR; St. Andrew’s Episcopal; St. Matthew United Methodist Church; Susan & Michael Cinquemani; and Westminster Presbyterian Church.


4 T H A NN UA L

Uniting for Change LUNCHEON

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GE D GR AD UAT I O N 2 019

On Thursday, March 7th, United Ministries celebrated with family, friends, and GED graduates at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church for the annual GED Graduation Ceremony. This year, there were 105 students who received their GEDs. 40 of those students were able to attend graduation and celebrate the occasion with their peers and loved ones. Many of the graduates sat quietly in anticipation of a chance to publicly celebrate months of hard work and dedication–months of “climbing those stairs day after day and facing the things that were hard for [them],” as Program Manager Dr. Lisa Hall said in her remarks.

“Everyone has to earn the GED themselves. No one can do it for them. But, that doesn’t mean they have to do it alone.” – Janey House, Academic Counselor at United Ministries

Musical entertainment for the evening was provided by Young Ghun, another graduate (story on page 12). Brandon Leitz, graduate speaker, said it best in his thanks; “I truly mean it when I say I don’t know how God put so many angels in one place.” The presenting sponsor of the GED Graduation ceremony was the Smart Family Fund.

IN THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING IN JUNE 2019,

810 INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATED IN THE ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM AT UNITED MINISTRIES. ————————————

26 GRADUATES ENROLLED IN COLLEGE AND

35 IMPROVED THEIR EMPLOYMENT AFTER GRADUATION.

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For the first time in my life, I looked in the mirror and was proud of who I saw…In the future, I want to make a difference, to be a nurse or an advocate or a defender. I want to find the helpless and insecure and give them what you gave me – hope.” – HANNAH CHIPPS, GRADUATE SPEAKER

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ADU LT E DU CAT I O N

“I was stuck in life and United Ministries got me un-stuck.” So says Young Ghun, who graduated with his GED in September 2018 and is now enrolled at Bob Jones University (BJU), pursuing a degree in Cinema Production. Young came to United Ministries after following the advice of a concerned friend and traveling almost 2000 miles from Durango, Colorado to participate in Miracle Hill’s Overcomers program for addiction recovery. When the Overcomers staff learned that Young hadn’t completed high school, they referred him to United Ministries to prepare for the GED. Young was initially hesitant to enroll in a GED program. After all, he had missed graduating from high school by just a few credits and had even completed a semester of classes at UCLA before discovering that his high school transcripts were incomplete. He was eager to move forward in life and starting a GED program seemed like taking a big step backward. Why should he repeat all of high school? Why not just make up those few missing credits? And then Young learned how United Ministries’ GED program works. Contrary to what he’d assumed, he wouldn’t need to take classes and study all those high school subjects again. He’d just need to prove that he was capable of passing the GED tests. And, as Young soon established, he was more than capable. Less than a month after enrolling, Young had his high school diploma in hand. 12

This was not the end of Young’s involvement with United Ministries. After completing the Overcomers program, he decided to stay in Greenville for another six months as a Miracle Hill Ministry Trainee. Young soon observed that some of the Overcomers he supported were struggling with their schoolwork. Sensing a niche he could fill, he spoke with GED program staff about tutoring at the Overcomers residence. The staff provided Young with a set of books and a calculator, and his transition from participant to volunteer was complete. The agency’s annual GED Graduation ceremony in March 2019 offered another window into Young’s talent. GED staff learned that Young enjoyed singing and invited him to sing at the ceremony. What no one knew at the time was that Young was an experienced performer. He previously worked in the film industry in L.A. and had honed his skills in front of an audience as a karaoke host in clubs. Not surprisingly, Young was a crowd pleaser at graduation. Young is now gearing up for a year of new challenges. In addition to studying at BJU, he’ll be working full time as a residential counselor at Copper Line, a Miracle Hill program in Spartanburg for formerly homeless men transitioning from the Spartanburg Rescue Mission to more independent living. Although he’s not sure where all these experiences will lead him, he says his faith has taught him that his job is simply to “show up” with all that he has and let God take care of the rest. Wherever he lands next, we’re glad Young decided to show up at United Ministries!


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EM P LOY M E NT REA D I NESS

KENNETH came to United Ministries in September of 2018 as a co-participant in Miracle Hill’s Overcomers program. It was clear from the beginning that Kenneth had a dream of returning to school. Before joining Overcomers, he had worked in CNC machining, earning a living wage and truly enjoying his career. However, he never quite finished his coursework, making it difficult to return to work. In Kenneth’s first appointment with his employment counselor, they put this goal down on paper and began charting a path to achieve it. Kenneth’s first step was to find employment to cover his rent at Miracle Hill’s transitional housing, and he worked with staff to revise his resume, practice interview skills, and begin a job search. Initially, Kenneth had difficulty finding an employer who would give him a chance because of a few charges on his background report. He was persistent, however, and was ultimately hired as a dishwasher at a local restaurant. Within three months, Kenneth was promoted to line cook. He now holds a key to the restaurant and is responsible for opening the kitchen each morning. While working full-time, Kenneth continued to stay active in United Ministries’ Employment Readiness program. He met with his employment counselor each month to review his goals. He enrolled in the matched savings program and saved the $500 to achieve his match. He went on to save an additional $1,000 and has plans to use his savings towards purchasing a car. Kenneth has also worked closely with United Ministries’ financial services coordinator to rebuild his credit in preparation for securing a car loan. After almost a year of hard work, Kenneth was finally ready to return to school. With the help of United Ministries’ Adult Education program, Kenneth improved his math skills and obtained the scores he needed to enroll in the CNC Machining program at Greenville Technical College. United Ministries sponsored him through the Job Training program, covering his tuition, books, and materials. He continues to work as a line cook in the mornings and attend school in the evenings.


IN FISCAL YEAR 2019,

165 PARTICIPANTS FOUND 211 JOBS. ————————————

56 INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATED IN THE MATCHED SAVINGS PROGRAM AND

36 PARTICIPANTS SAVED ENOUGH LAST YEAR TO RECEIVE THEIR 1 TO 1 MATCH.

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I NT E R FA IT H H OS PI TA LI TY NETWORK

CHASTNEY FLEMMINGS is a full-time student at Anderson University. She is on track to graduate in December 2019 with her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Chastney also works full-time in childcare and has 3 beautiful children, one of which is diagnosed with autism and is mostly non-verbal. After a difficult divorce, Chastney had the impossible challenge of single parenting, full-time school, and full-time work on her own. She entered emergency shelter at United Ministries in July of 2018. It quickly became apparent that she was ready and willing to work hard towards long-term stability for her and her family. About a month later, she was moved into interim housing and began working on her long-term goals through the Transformation Track. Over the past year, Chastney has improved her credit score, built savings, and paid off past debt. Recently, Chastney qualified to be the first recipient of the New Lease on Life Voucher. The voucher is part of a pilot program convened by the Greenville Homeless Alliance and is a partnership among local organizations including Greenville County Schools, The Greenville Housing Authority, United Housing Connections, United Ministries, the City of Greenville, and Homes of Hope. The Greenville Homeless Alliance developed a curriculum for the program by studying best practices and involving

Torey Hill, a United Ministries IHN participant with a lived experience of homelessness (Torey was featured in last year’s annual report). The curriculum was taught to Chastney and her family prior to moving into permanent housing by GHA volunteer and United Ministries Board Member, LaTonya Phillips. Chastney worked with Homes of Hope in order to be able to use the voucher in an affordable housing unit. On July 12, 2019, she and her family moved into their own permanent supportive rental unit. Chastney has a bright future and her children have the benefit of learning from their wonderfully strong and courageous mother.

37 FAMILIES, COMPRISING 56 ADULTS AND 86 CHILDREN. OF THOSE, 46% HAVE MOVED INTO PERMANENT HOUSING AND 27% ARE CURRENTLY IN INTERIM HOUSING WITH UNITED MINISTRIES.

IN FY2019, THE INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK SERVED

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I H N PAT H WAYS TO S UCCESS

What is the Transformation Track? United Ministries places an emphasis on selfsufficiency for families moving forward. The integrated services Transformation Track provides wrap around services including: • Employment Support Services • Adult Education • Financial Services • Counseling • Interim Housing

Pathway to

Success EMERGENCY SHELTER PERMANENT HOUSING

And/Or Other Shelter Alternatives

The Transformation Track is a temporary program that is designed to assist families in reaching long term stability. Families are accepted into the program on a case by case basis depending on the needs and progress of each family. Basic Requirements : • Respectful and cooperative with all staff and volunteers while in Emergency Shelter • Motivated • Active participation and open to constructive feedback with IHN case management • Active Participation in Employment Readiness OR Fully Employed • Ability to pay program fee • Childcare Plan • Transportation Plan • Active participation with Financial Services Coordinator Families accepted into the Transformation Track are expected to remain actively engaged and demonstrate participation and progress in services offered for 12 months.

TRANSFORMATION TRACK

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C R IS IS ASS ISTA NCE

MRS. EVA ABNEY is a disabled homebound senior on a fixed income who occasionally requires assistance with food and utilities, including heat in the winter. Because getting out of her house is frequently difficult, United Ministries enrolled Mrs. Abney in the Totes of Love program. Totes of Love is a partnership with Harvest Hope Food Bank. This service provides lowincome seniors free, monthly food assistance in the form of a food box. The box contains a week’s worth of non-perishable food and is delivered by United Ministries volunteers. At a visit with Mrs. Abney last year, volunteers met Eva’s granddaughter Brittany and her son. During that visit, volunteers learned that Brittany was also involved with United Ministries – as she was sponsored for job training through Employment Readiness. Brittany earned high marks in the Medical Physician Practice Clerk course at Greenville Tech while balancing her responsibilities as a single mother and a part-time caregiver. Following her job training course, she was hired quickly by Prisma Health-Upstate and now is working a full-time job with benefits. Her son is doing well, and she is beginning to save money regularly in a United Ministries matched savings account.

IN FY2019,

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROVIDED FOOD TO OVER 1,800 HOUSEHOLDS AND ASSISTED

OVER 859 FAMILIES IN GREENVILLE COUNTY

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P LAC E O F HO PE

THE PLACE OF HOPE SERVED

1,540 INDIVIDUALS, TOTALING OVER

12,800 VISITS. 27 INDIVIDUALS

VISITS INCLUDED

OBTAINED

5,000+ SHOWERS

WITH CASE MANAGEMENT.

735 LOADS OF LAUNDRY.

LONG-TERM HOUSING

AND

PLACE OF HOPE STATS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019 19


FIN AN C IAL STA BI LI Z AT I O N

Julie and Charles Merritt and their two sons came into the Interfaith Hospitality Network at United Ministries after living in hotels for almost one year and running out of money. Because they rely solely on disability income, they were not able to build a savings to find a place of their own to live in and had found it difficult to find a safe place for their family to live with prior evictions and a negative credit history. They also had an unreliable car they were still paying on and had overdrawn their bank account for 10 years just to make ends meet. The Merritt family’s case manager and United Ministries’ Financial Services Coordinator connected them with a number of resources to help them out of crisis toward long-term financial self-sufficiency. Over the last 6 months while living in an interim house, Charles and Julie were able to end the cycle of over drafting their bank account through budgeting sessions and working with staff to figure out which bills to pay. They were able to pay off a collection item on their credit report for Duke Energy. They also were able to start the matched savings program and begin saving $100 each month. When their old vehicle officially broke down for good, they were connected with Self-Help Credit Union to open a small personal loan to purchase a car with a low interest rate and also begin building their credit. While Charles and Julie are building their credit and savings, they are working toward their long-term goal of owning a home with Habitat for Humanity. They are now pre-approved and are working hard on earning sweat equity hours to buy their first home that they will be able to pass on to their children.

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M E N TAL H E ALT H

According to a Community Health Needs Assessment conducted by the Greenville Health System (now, Prisma Health - Upstate), 21% of individuals in our area report that there are days when they are feeling so sad or worried they cannot go about their normal business. Those under the age of 35 and those earning less than $25,000 per year are most likely to feel this way. At the end of our last fiscal year, United Ministries registered 89% of our 5,000 individuals served living in households where the annual income was less than $21,000. Low-income and homeless individuals with serious mental health issues are vastly underserved in Greenville, despite concerted efforts across the county. United Ministries is taking steps to address this issue: in May 2019, Susan Boykin, ACSW, LISW-CP, joined United Ministries as a mental health counselor, offering free mental health services to our low-income and homeless participants. Susan brings nearly 35 years of mental health and social work experience to this position at United Ministries. Her career has included time working in youth services, drug and alcohol recovery, and military counseling as well as teaching clinical social work skills at the University of South Carolina.

Mental health counseling at United Ministries will transform the landscape for individuals in our programs by providing them with quicker access to mental health services that will help to sustain them through the life changes they are undertaking. This assistance will augment all of the hard work participants are already doing in our programs to secure greater financial stability for themselves and their families. The addition of a mental health counselor has been a long-term goal of United Ministries. Funding for this position has been sustained for two years - thanks to the forethought and generosity of Peace Sullivan, a Greenville native and retired psychoanalyst. Peace recognized that individuals seeking assistance at United Ministries may be carrying emotional and/or mental baggage that could impede their success. Lack of access to care should not be a barrier for individuals to succeed in their goals. In addition to Peace’s generosity, United Ministries will also benefit from a micro-grant from the Greenville Health Authority’s Health Greenville, Too! initiative.

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FISC A L Y E AR BY T H E NUMBERS JULY 2018 – JUNE 2019

Expenses Expenses

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Financial Stabilization/ Greenville Homeless Alliance Matched Savings 4.6% 1.2% Mission Advancement

Interfaith Hospitality Network. . . . . . . . . $ 479,679

Administration

Adult Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 307,445 Investment & Miscellaneous Emergency Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 294,154 Income Place of Hope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 190,56610.9%

5.5%

8.2%

Interfaith Hospitality Network

Place of Hope

22.7%

9.0%

Employment Readiness

13.9%

20.3%

Adult Education 14.6%

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Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 172,625 Mission Advancement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 117,262 Greenville Homeless Alliance. . . . . . . . . . $ 96,902

Emergency Assistance

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Employment Readiness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 427,950

Othe Revenu

Financial Stabilization/Matched Savings. . . $ 26,409 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,112,992

United W 15.2%

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Revenue

Revenue Other Revenue

Investment & Miscellaneous Income. . . . $ 242,229

Business 4.0%

Revenue – Support

4.8%

Individuals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 671,893

Investment & Miscellaneous Income

Foundations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 425,716 Congregations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 355,162

10.9%

Individuals 30.1%

United Way. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 340,375 Businesses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $

90,178

Other Revenue Support Total. . . . . . . . . $ 106,554

United Way

15.2%

Revenue - Support Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,989,878

Foundations Congregations

19.1%

Total Revenue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,232,107

15.9%

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H OW YO U C A N H ELP

Everything we do at United Ministries is influenced by one mission: to supply Greenville area men, women, and children with resources to get out of homelessness and poverty. Our experience has led us to adopt a multi-service approach that has provided increased stability for hundreds of people. Donate

Volunteer

FUNDS By mail to United Ministries 606 Pendleton St, Greenville SC 29601 or online at www.united-ministries.org

United Ministries believes that volunteers are our strength. Volunteers allow us to increase our capacity to provide services to those in need. Explore the opportunities below, and envision the changes you can personally bring to your community.

GOODS Food – Our pantry is always in need of non-perishables, especially: canned meats, canned pasta and canned fruit. Toiletries – Our Place of Hope day shelter uses travelsized soap, shampoo and lotions along with disposable razors, laundry detergent, wash cloths and towels. Amazon Wishlist – Online at https://amzn.to/2lHj3Us STOCKS Gifts of stock are easy to do! Contact Brian Sutherland, UM Accountant at 864-335-2610 or bsutherland@ united-ministries.org for details.

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LEGACY GIFTS With a gift from your estate to United Ministries, you can ensure that those in our community who are striving to achieve self-sufficiency benefit from programs that serve and empower them to succeed. We accept bequests from a will and beneficiary designations from retirement plans and life insurance policies. For more information, contact Jade Fountain at 864-335-2615 or jfountain@united-ministries.org

United Ministries utilizes volunteers in the following ways: • Staffing our reception desks • Teaching soft job skills and financial literacy for Employment Readiness • Tutoring adults who are working toward their GED (high school equivalency) • Interviewing participants and packing grocery bags in Emergency Assistance • Welcoming, signing in and giving hygiene supplies to our participants at Place of Hope • Providing hospitality within your congregation for our Interfaith Hospitality Network • Assisting with special events (Transformation Walk or Uniting for Change Luncheon) • Holding a food drive Contact Claire Winkler at cwinkler@united-ministries.org for volunteer information.


Total Volunteer Hours with United Ministries for Fiscal Year 2018-2019:

32,372

Hospitality.

Staffing. Teaching. Tutoring. Welcoming.

Teamwork. Community.

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TH AN K YO U TO O UR D O N O RS

KELLETT SOCIETY 2018

The Kellett Society is an individual giving society named for William West Kellett, Jr. to recognize donors giving at the $1,000 or greater level during a calendar year. One of the founding members of Elliott Davis Decosimo, Mr. Kellett was a United Ministries’ Board Member and a great believer in the organization’s work. His legacy continues through the contributions and volunteerism of his family and also through the Kellett Society at United Ministries. 14 Anonymous Donors Mr. and Mrs. Jim Akerhielm Mrs. Linda N. Albright Ms. Joyce Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Mike Andrews Mr. and Mrs. Michael Balchunas Mrs. Ann Ballenger Mr. Gary Barnhart and Mrs. Barbara Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Clarence B. Bauknight Mrs. Betsy Boaze Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Boeker Mr. and Mrs. Ken Bolt Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bouton Ms. Susan H. Bracknell John and Mary Braeunig Ms. Katherine P. Bridges Dr. Lynne P. Shackelford andDr. Bruce L. Brown Ms. Linda Caillet Mr. James E. Cashion Mrs. Brooke Clayton Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Coburn Ms. Nancy B. Cole Mr. and Mrs. John C. Cothran Mr. and Mrs. Matt Covington Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crews Dr. Stanley Crowe Ms. Jeannie Croxton Mrs. Lillian C. Darby Ms. Jane R. Davenport Rick and Katherine Davis

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Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Devon Mr. and Mrs. Bob Dillon Mr. and Mrs. Julian W. Dority Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel W. Dunlap III Mr. and Mrs. John Dyer Mr. Nick Elliott Dr. Karen S. Fountain Ms. Johnnie Fulton Mr. William G. Garrett Ms. Perry R. Gilreath Mr. and Mrs. Paul Goldsmith Peggy and Ed Good Mr. and Mrs. Skip Gordon Mary Jane Gorman and Duncan McArthur Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Greer Jim and Cydelle Guth Mr. and Mrs. Dixon Harrill Becky and Bobby Hartness James Heidebrecht Mrs. Betty Herrin Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Hilliard Bill and Emmy Holt Janey and Larry House Mr. Gerald Huskamp and Mrs. Betty Macfie Mr. and Mrs. Albert Y. Hyndshaw Mr. and Mrs. Donavan P. James Mr. Paul Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Johnston Mrs. Lydia Kellett Dr. and Mrs. Michael P. Kellett Mr. Will Kellett Mr. and Mrs. John J. Korybski Ms. Laura L. Lee Dr. and Mrs. Terrell T. Leeke Dr. Allison S. Lipsey and Mr. J. T. Lipsey Dr. and Mrs. Edward Lominack Jr. Tim and Karen Lynch Mrs. Genevieve P. Manly Mr. and Mrs. Alan Marshall Rev. and Mrs. Tony McDade

Mr. and Mrs. Moffatt G. McDonald Bill and Catherine Merritt Ms. D. Celeste Miller Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan B. Morningstar Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Mullen Jr. Steven Murray Dr. Elaine C. Nocks and Dr. Barry C. Nocks Mr. and Mrs. Drew Norwood Mr. Douglas O’Neal Mr. and Mrs. John Palmer Mrs. Marie G. Park In Memory of Mrs. Mack Pazdan Mr. and Mrs. William H. Pelham Jane and Don Pilzer Rev. Kendra Plating and Mr. Chris Plating Ms. Frances C. Poe Lee and Kelly Powell Mr. William M. Putnam Jr. Laurie and Marvin Quattlebaum Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Quinn Mr. Jeffrey M. Ranew Mr. Bo Russell Dave and Beverly Sampson Kent and Linda Satterfield Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Schmidt Mr. and Ms. Sean R. Scoopmire Mr. George W. Sharpton John and Anne Shelley Wade H. Sherard III Mrs. Pat Shufeldt Mr. and Mrs. Russell Smart Mrs. and Mr. Brenda Smith Mrs. Mary E. Smith Mr. David R. Snipes Mrs. Elizabeth P. Stall Mr. and Mrs. Russell H. Stall James and Sharon Stiepan Mrs. Lois Stroud Ms. Peace S. Sullivan Dr. and Mrs. Peter A. Taylor


Greg and Margaret Taylor Beth Templeton Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Timmons Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Traxler Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Trimble Mr. William Tulp Dr. Adam Tyson and Dr. Liz Tyson Ms. Brunhilde Vinson Mr. and Mrs. James H. Watson Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Wessinger Reba Wilkins Mrs. Nancy S. Williams Ms. Cathy Wilson Ms. Claire D. Winkler Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Winn Eric and Clare Wood Mr. Brad W. Wyche and Mrs. C. Diane Smock Mr. and Mrs. Camp R. Wynn Dr. and Mrs. James L. Young Jr. Dr. Thomas Young

LIFETIME KELLETT SOCIETY

Recognizes donors who have cumulatively given $25,000 or greater 4 Anonymous Ms. Joyce Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Mike Andrews Mrs. Ann Ballenger Ms. Susan H. Bracknell John and Mary Braeunig Ms. Cherry L. Canaday Rev. and Mrs.* DeArmond E. Canaday William L. and Anne Maddrey Carpenter Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clanton Mr. and Mrs. James Culp Ms. Jane R. Davenport Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Dobson III Mr. and Mrs. Alester G. Furman III Fielding and Gally Gallivan Mr. William G. Garrett

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon L. Gibson Becky and Bobby Hartness Anna Kate and Hayne Hipp Bill and Emmy Holt Mr. and Mrs. Albert Y. Hyndshaw June Kellam Mr. William W. Kellett Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Edward Lominack Jr. Tim and Karen Lynch Nancy and Erwin Maddrey Mr. and Mrs. James L. Mangelsen Mary Jane Gorman and Duncan McArthur Dr.* and Mrs. Donald W. McCarter Mr. and Mrs. Alexander J. Milligan Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Mitchell Mrs. Mary Monahan Mr. and Mrs. Steven Owings Mrs. Marie G. Park Jane and Don Pilzer Dr. and Mrs. John Piper Mr. and Mrs. David C. Poole Mr. and Mrs. Peter Portley Laurie and Marvin Quattlebaum Mrs. Jean Reed Mr. and Mrs. John A. Reynolds Dave and Beverly Sampson Linda and Kent Satterfield Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Schultz Bob* and Pat Shufeldt Mrs. Elizabeth P. Stall Ms. Peace S. Sullivan Beth Templeton Rev. Jack Washington Mr. and Mrs. Mack I. Whittle Jr. Mr.* and Mrs. Frank C. Williams Jr. Ms. Claire D. Winkler Mr. Kurt A. Young Dennis and Renee Zeiger

GOOD SAMARITAN GIVING SOCIETY Recognizes monthly donors at any level

3 Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Bob Adams Ms. Susan H. Bracknell Mr. and Mrs. John Braeunig Mrs. Karen Burks Mr. and Mrs. Pete Cantrell Mr. David Cross Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. Doering Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel W. Dunlap III Ms. Margaret Heatherly Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Hesketh Mr. Keith Howard Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Keaton Ms. Barclay Keir Mr. and Mrs. Trevor M. King Mr. and Mrs. Chip B. Mays III Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Merry Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan B. Morningstar Mrs. Saidee New Ms. Edie Parrott Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Pulliam Mr. David R. Snipes Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strickler Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Trimble Ms. Brunhilde Vinson Dr. Elaine M. Wiegert and Mr. Hans J. Wiegert Mrs. Nancy S. Williams

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of our donor lists, but if we’ve made a mistake, please let us know at 864-335-2615. * denotes deceased

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LEGACY SOCIETY

The Legacy Society recognizes donors who have made provisions in their estate plans to include United Ministries. If you have included United Ministries in your estate plans, please let us know so we may celebrate and recognize you! Anonymous JoAn Adams* Ms. Emma G. Bloom* Estate of Carmela Botticelli Mr.* and Mrs. Billy Brown Mrs. Evelyn J. Bruce* Rev. and Mrs.* DeArmond E. Canaday

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Mr.* and Mrs.* John F. Chandler Ms. Elizabeth L. Cleveland* Ms. Jo Ann Coleman* Ms. Ruth M. Dean* Mary Simms Oliphant Furman Estate of Ellen H. Goldsmith Ms. Nancy A. Hardesty* Estate of William Anthony Miller Hughes Ms. Eugenia H. Ligon* Mr. Robert J. Maxwell Jr.* Ms. Margaret McCreary* Mr. John B. McLeod* Ms. Mary F. Morgan* Ms. Luelle Ogburn*

Estate of Ruth Patrick Ms. Virginia B. Rubin* Robert W. Simmons Mr. William C. Smith* Estate of James B. Staton Mrs. Perla B. Stowe* Mr. John F. Templeton* Ms. Martha G. Templeton* Mr. and Mrs. Terry Thompson Mr. I. Newton Whiteside* Mrs. Pauline W. Woodside* Rev. Dr. Baxter M. Wynn and Dr. Paula Wynn


TH AN K YO U TO O UR PA RT NERS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

United Ministries is grateful to our community partners who make the work that we do possible and supplement the needs of the individuals who walk through our doors seeking a hand up. This includes: Allen Temple Community Economic Development Corporation Alston Wilkes American Legion Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Catholic Charities City of Greenville CommunityWorks Carolina + Self-Help Credit Union Compass of Carolina Family Promise of Anderson County Family Promise of Pickens County Furman University Genesis Homes Girl Scouts Goodwill WIOA Youth Program Greenville County Greenville County Human Relations Greenville County Lifelong Learning Greenville County Probation and Parole Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) Greenville County Schools Greenville Literacy Association Greenville Mental Health Greenville Technical College Greenville Veterans Association Habitat for Humanity of Greenville Harvest Hope Food Bank Homes of Hope The Homeless Period Project Jasmine Road Loaves & Fishes

Miracle Hill Ministries Mill Village Ministries New Horizon Family Health Services Our Eyes Were Opened Prisma Health - Upstate Project Host Soup Kitchen & Culinary Arts Center Salvation Army SC Department of Juvenile Justice SC Department of Social Services (SNAP2Work) SC Solicitor’s Office/PreTrial Intervention Program SC Vocational Rehabilitation SC Works Serenity Place SHARE Sharonview Federal Credit Union Spartanburg County Probation and Parole Spartanburg Interfaith Hospitality Network (SPIHN) Triune Mercy Center United Housing Connections United Way of Greenville County Upstate Warrior Solutions Village Wrench

CONGREGATIONAL PARTNERS

As well as the over 80 congregational partners (2018):

Advent United Methodist Church Aldersgate United Methodist Church Augusta Heights Baptist Church Augusta Road Baptist Church Bethel Impact Church Bethlehem United Methodist Church Brandon Baptist Church Brandon United Methodist Church Buncombe Street United Methodist Church Christ Church Episcopal

Congregation Beth Israel Covenant United Methodist Church Disciples United Methodist Church Downtown Presbyterian Church Earle Street Baptist Church Eastminster Presbyterian Church Fellowship Greenville First Baptist Church, Greenville First Baptist Church, Piedmont First Baptist Church, Simpsonville First Christian Church First Presbyterian Church, Greenville First Presbyterian Church, Greer Foothills Presbytery Fourth Presbyterian Church Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church Greenville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Greenville District AME Church Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Holland Park Church Immanuel Lutheran Church Israel Metropolitan CME Church John Knox Presbyterian Church Kingdom Life Church Laurens Road United Methodist Church Lebanon United Methodist Church Lee Road United Methodist Church Lickville Presbyterian Church Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Mauldin United Methodist Church McCarter Presbyterian Church Messiah Lutheran Church Mountain View United Methodist Church Northside United Methodist Church Our Lady of the Rosary Overbrook Baptist Church Pelham Road Baptist Church Pendleton Street Baptist Church Reedy Fork Baptist Church SC Conference of the United Methodist Church

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CONGREGATIONAL PARTNERS CONTINUED

Simpsonville United Methodist Church Springwell Church St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church St. Giles Presbyterian Church St. James Episcopal Church St. John of the Ladder Orthodox Church St. Mark United Methodist Church, Greenville St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church St. Mary’s Catholic Church St. Matthew United Methodist Church St. Michael Lutheran Church St. Paul United Methodist Church St. Peter’s Episcopal Church St. Vincent De Paul Society Taylors First Baptist Church Temple of Israel The Carpenter’s Tabernacle Trinity Lutheran Church Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Westminster Presbyterian Church White Oak Baptist Church

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FOUNDATION PARTNERS

United Ministries is grateful to our many Foundation partners whose grants allow us to serve those who need it most in Greenville. Some of our impact grantors in the last fiscal year include: AFL Community Foundation of Greenville The David Belk Cannon Foundation Dollar General Literacy Foundation Duke Energy Foundation Food Lion Charitable Foundation, Inc. GE Foundation

The Graham Foundation Hart-Oeland Foundation Healthy Greenville, Too Holiday Sunshine Fund Hollingsworth Funds, Inc. John I. Smith Charities The Jolley Foundation Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Scansource Charitable Foundation Sisk Foundation Sisters of Charity Foundation TD Charitable Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation


R IL E Y E VALUAT I O N C APAC I TY B U IL D I NG

As United Ministries approaches its 50th anniversary, we will be celebrating the many lives that have been transformed here and the many generous supporters who have made this possible. But even as we remember past successes, we are already looking ahead to the future and asking the questions: What are the needs that need to be met in the community? What is the role of United Ministries in meeting those needs? And how do we go about doing this work? As we ponder these questions, United Ministries has entered into a formal evaluation capacity building process facilitated by The Riley Institute at Furman University. As you may know, United Ministries pursues its mission by implementing an “integrated service� program model. This model is based on the understanding that program participants are more likely to be successful in developing financial self-sufficiency if we offer multiple programs and services in an integrated fashion. Along with two other partner agencies that provide integrated services, United Ministries’ staff are working with the Riley team to conduct a rigorous examination of how we currently pursue our mission. The objectives are to develop program-specific logic models, to document the need for our services in the community, and to develop compelling theory of change narratives for each program. Equipped with this new, deeper understanding of how we are currently carrying out our work, we will be in an excellent position to assess how well our programs are currently aligned with community needs and how we may need to evolve in order to meet those needs more effectively as we enter into the next 50 years.

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Our vision is a community working together to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive in Greenville.

Won’t you be a part of making this vision a reality?

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