SYNNEX Share the Magic Hits Record-Breaking Year with More Than $2 Million Raised for Upstate Children’s Charities
SYNNEX Share the Magic, a charitable fundraising initiative created by Peter Larocque, President of North American Technology Solutions for SYNNEX Corporation, announced today that $2,063,680 was raised in 2019 for four Upstate children’s charities. Beneficiaries of SYNNEX Share the Magic include: A Child’s Haven, Clement’s Kindness, Make-A-Wish South Carolina and Pendleton Place. Since SYNNEX Share the Magic’s inception in 2011, more than $12 million has been raised for these beneficiaries.
“We are very proud of surpassing the $12 million milestone – an achievement that would not be possible without the dedicated efforts of our associates, local organizations and individuals, and business partners,” said Larocque. “By rallying together, we continue to have a lasting impact while helping four deserving Upstate charities better serve children and families.”
With the help of SYNNEX Share the Magic:
- A Child’s Haven opened an additional classroom providing the opportunity to treat more children daily and deliver nearly 13,000 hours of group therapy each year. A Child’s Haven provides therapeutic intervention and prevention services for developmentally delayed, abused and neglected children ages 12 weeks to 5 years in Greenville County. The organization is dedicated to transforming the lives of these young children and providing support and education for their families. They provide hope to families in challenging situations and give them the tools they need to look beyond their current circumstances to a brighter future.
- Clement’s Kindness has been able to transform the level of care of pediatric oncology and hematology patients across the Upstate. Additionally, they have been able to fund $50,000 towards a Therapy Dog at the St. Francis Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Center and donate more than $430,000 to build the Dr. Cary E. Stroud Camper Care Center at Camp Courage. Clement's Kindness Fund for the Children helps address the medical, psychological, social, emotional, and financial needs of Upstate families impacted by pediatric cancer and serious blood disorders. The fund also provides financial support to the BI-LO Charities Children's Cancer Center and the Bon Secours St. Francis Cancer Center AYA Program, which directly impacts the patients and their families.
- Make-A-Wish South Carolina granted 209 wishes in 2019, providing kids with hope, renewed energy and strength, while aiding them in facing their conditions and in healing. The transformational experience of a wish also unites communities and brings families closer together. As one of 62 Make-A-Wish chapters across the U.S., the South Carolina chapter has been granting wishes for local kids with life-threatening medical conditions since 1984.
- Pendleton Place opened Greenville’s first Youth Drop-in Center for homeless at-risk youth and provided hundreds of healthy meals to teenagers in foster care. Pendleton Place offers programs that protect, equip, and heal vulnerable children, young adults and families. Pendleton Place strengthens children while rebuilding families. It is their goal for each child to have a stable home environment and a bright future.
SYNNEX Share the Magic is a year-long initiative comprised of multiple community events, which culminated with a gala in October featuring high-dollar silent and live auction items, as well as one of the most popular party bands in the country.
Community events in 2019 included the SYNNEX Share the Magic Day at the Greenville Drive, the SYNNEX Golf Tournament, and a jewelry showcase at Hale’s Jewelers. Additionally, SYNNEX Share the Magic was the beneficiary of Eastside High School’s 2019 Spirit Week.
About SYNNEX Share the Magic
SYNNEX Share the Magic, a fundraising initiative created by SYNNEX Corporation, provides much needed funding for South Carolina children and their families facing incredible challenges such as: life threatening illness, abuse and neglect. For information about SYNNEX Share the Magic and its beneficiaries, visit www.synnexsharethemagic.com.
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