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Founded in 2006, Upstate Circle of Friends expands and enhances opportunities for at-risk children and their families.

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Making a Difference
Founded in 2006, Upstate Circle of Friends expands and enhances opportunities for at-risk children and their families.

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Dessie Asbury Dessie Asbury So many of our Greenville County, SC African American Seniors go hungry each and every day. The need is great. Ms. Peggy Baxter, a community senior herself, recognized the need directly through her various volunteer roles, and she set out to do something about it. It started with talking to whoever would listen. In turn, she listened to others as well, and realized the African American businesses were also struggling with this pandemic. Through her effort, a coalition was formed with the nonprofit Upstate Circle of Friends, Long Branch Baptist Church, the NAACP, and African American restaurants OJís Diner and Fhinney Buffet #2. Together this program was created to assure two nutritious meals prepared by Upstate Circle of Friends Food Service, OJís Diner, and Fhinney Buffet #2 to be delivered to identified senior citizens battling through the COVID-19 pandemic on extremely limited incomes, using local volunteers to deliver meals daily through December 31, 2020.

Through the Greenville County CARES ACT, the coalition received funding to provide meals to 100 identified African American seniors. But the need is great, and more support is required.

Please help assure more Greenville County seniors in need receive daily hot nutritious meals by making a donation through Upstate Circle of Friends website, http://ucfgreenville.org.

While this program is beginning September 1, 2020 at capacity, if you or a senior citizen you are aware of is in dire need, please email that seniorís information to George@UCFGreenville.org to be placed on a waiting list, and as additional funding is secured Nutrition with Heart will be adding seniors to this program.

Together we will make the difference and strengthen our communities by reaching and engaging our seniors in need while providing Nutrition with Heart.

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Welcome to Upstate Circle of Friends

Upstate Circle of Friends is committed to expanding opportunities, enhancing the quality of life, and the progression of at-risk children, children with disabilities, and their families through various educational, recreational, and social programs. We provide interactive afterschool programs for special needs youth and at-risk youth. We are proud to be the first Kids Cafť and Backpack program in the Upstate. These programs provide hot meals to the youth enrolled in the program and allow them to take food home so they will have a healthy, nutritious meals at home when school is out.

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Belle Meade Pavilion

Upstate Circle of Friends is moving forward to expand the circle to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of at-risk children and their families of the Belle Meade and surrounding communities of Greenville.

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Bell Meade Pavilion

Through a collaboration with Quest Leadership Academy Public Charter School, Upstate Circle of Friends is moving forward to expand the circle to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of at-risk children and their families of the Belle Meade and surrounding communities of Greenville.

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Upstate Circle of Friends, a 501(c)3 organization, has spent a decade creating and expanding opportunities to enhance the quality of life for at-risk children of Greenville and their families. Continuing in this mission, the board of directors has found yet another opportunity to make a real difference for the families of our Greenville veterans in need.

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Upstate Circle of Friends Campus
Upstate Circle of Friends
29 Ridgeway Drive
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone: 864-277-5788 | E-mail:info@ucfgreenville.org

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