Spartanburg Gives holding Giving Tuesday event downtown for local nonprofits

Asia Rollins arollins@postandcourier.com

Spartanburg Gives Inc., an initiative of local marketing firm Neue South, will support more than 20 nonprofits with an annual Brew Good event at the FR8yard for Giving Tuesday on Nov. 30.

Those attending the free event from 5:30 to 9 p.m. can visit the booths of each nonprofit and make a donation. There will be music by the Charleston-based Psycodelics and a free beverage. The FR8yard is located at 125 E. Main St. in downtown Spartanburg.

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Contributions can be made in-person through the nonprofit’s individual giving campaign at spartanburggives.org, or through the Spartanburg Gives Love Where You Give Fundraiser. Individuals have an option to make one donation that will be evenly distributed among the participating nonprofits. 

Spartanburg Gives is a public benefit corporation that supports nonprofit organizations with a verified 501(c)(3) status. Brew Good will be the last yard party before the FR8yard closes for the winter season.

The following organizations are participating in the event:

  • Angels Charge Ministry
  • Ballet Spartanburg
  • BattleBetty Foundation
  • BirthMatters
  • BRUH Mentor
  • Chapman Cultural Center
  • Charles Lea Center Foundation
  • Girl Scouts-Mountain to Midlands
  • Glenn Springs Preservation Society
  • Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve
  • Hope Center for Children
  • Hub City Animal Project
  • Hub City Farmers Market
  • Mental Fitness
  • NAMI Spartanburg
  • PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well.
  • Spartanburg Academic Movement
  • Spartanburg Area Conservancy
  • Spartanburg County Historical Association
  • Spartanburg Science Center
  • St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic
  • United Way of the Piedmont

“It’s a great way to kind of learn about what else is going on and what other good work is being done in the community,” said DeAndria L. Hardy, executive director and founder of BattleBetty Foundation. “Each organization usually has something that they’re looking to accomplish with Brew Good. For BattleBetty, it’s a chance for us to bring awareness and help raise funds to support our Vets-mas.”

Each year, BattleBetty hosts Vets-mas to support women veterans and their children for the holidays with dinner, winter clothing and other living essentials. Since 2018, the organization has provided transitional support and shelter for women veterans. Each resident receives one-on-one case management, food, access to a clothing closet and hygiene items.

The Spartanburg Area Conservancy hopes to raise $2,500, along with an equivalent match from Montgomery Development, to reach $5,000 toward conservation efforts.

“It is wonderful that many area citizens took to finding solace in the outdoors during the pandemic,” said Amanda Mathis, executive director of the organization, in a news release. “However, it means that SPACE needs to invest more to maintain our green spaces and continue protecting them for generations to come.”