Charities

Mauldin Miracle League, a baseball team for children and adults with physical and mental disabilities

GAIHN – Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network – a program to assist local congregations to share emergency lodging and meals with homeless families, and to help those families achieve self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment.

EarlyAct FirstKnight – A year-round ethics education program for grades K-8. This program puts Rotary into the mainstream public education system for the first time.

Polio Plus – A Rotary project to eradicate polio from the world.

Partners in Agriculture – A project to teach and establish sustainable agriculture and farming in Haiti, a subsidiary of Partners in Health.

Mauldin Miracle League

The Mauldin Miracle League’s selection as a benefactor in the Greenville Evening Rotary Club’s Annual Duck Derby charity event has proven to be a fantastic partnership! Not only do our children receive a charitable donation they are able to participate in a fun day of community service. The Duck Derby donation funds scholarships and general expense events for our “special needs players such as “A Day at the Zoo” and “PICNIC” Day with the Greenville Drive baseball team. Our children, parents and the Board of Directors of Mauldin Miracle League give hearty thanks to all the wonderful folks of the The Rotary Club of Greenville Evening who takes their mission “Service Above Self” seriously so that we can honor our mission that “Every child deserves a chance to play baseball”.

Dennis Raines, League Director

Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN)

The GAIHN community deeply appreciates the compassion and enthusiasm with which the Greenville Evening Rotary Club conducts the Reedy River Duck Derby each year. The members of this club energize all of Greenville with what has now become a family and community tradition. These dedicated volunteers truly exemplify the spirit of Rotary, “Service Above Self.” However, the real winners of the Derby are the children of the greater Greenville area and around the world! Thanks to the wonderful generosity and incredible energy of the Greenville Evening Rotary Club, special children in the Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN) program will be blessed with exceptional shelter and warm meals all year long Â….all because our Greenville neighbors adopted Derby Ducks and had a ball at Falls Park last Saturday.

Tony McDade, Executive Director

EarlyAct FirstKnight

“Early Act First Knight is shaping a new culture at Powdersville Middle School. Numerous students and teachers have commented on how it is fun and rewarding to start the day with learning about life lessons as opposed to the normal standards-based curriculum.  Students are recognized by their peers for exhibiting good character traits.  Our students are taking more responsibility for their actions.  Academic achievement and attendance rates have risen while discipline issues have decreased since implementing this program.

The Greenville Evening Rotary Club is a wonderful sponsor. Rotarians not only attend knighting ceremonies, but they also meet with our Early Act Council (student government) monthly to discuss and plan for service learning projects around the area. Our students now recognize the importance of service above self.”

Todd Binnicker – Powdersville Middle School Principal