By Elizabeth (Liz) Duda, ESMMYC Chair
Dec. 6, 2020 (Rock Hill, SC) The 2020 holiday season would be like none before – with many people having to forego traditional holiday plans due to Covid. This could weigh upon their mental and physical health. When Samantha Krieghauser, chief executive officer of the Adult Enrichment Centers and ESMMYC leadership team member, realized this, she wanted to help. So she contacted fellow nonprofit leaders, social innovators, civic leaders and business partners across York County to figure out how to spread joy and share resources with community members.
After much discussion, they planned the Twelve Days of Joy to add into the City of Rock Hill’s annual Christmasville event. They highlighted 12 nonprofits operating in Rock Hill doing amazing work on the frontlines. Then they shared the organizations’ wish lists and collected donations – which they are delivering this week (though donations are still being accepted).
The organizations are:
- Pathways Community Center, 546 S. Cherry Rd.
- Bethel Men’s Shelter, 1232 Curtis St.
- The Haven Men’s Shelter, 546 Z South Cherry Rd.
- Safe Passage, 104 Oakland Ave.
- Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen, 902 Crawford Rd.
- Children’s Attention Home
- Rock Hill School District Foundation Back the Pack
- Magnolia Manor, 127 Murrah Dr.
- Pilgrims Inn, 236 W. Main St.
- Salvation Army, 119 S. Charlotte Blvd.
- Palmetto Women’s Center, 828 Lucas St.
- HOPE of Rock Hill, 411 Park Ave.
See each organization’s wish list here:
You can still donate this week by dropping off at the Adult Enrichment Centers (359 Park Ave., Rock Hill; 410 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill; or 3 South Pacific Ave., York) or call 803-417-3376 to schedule pickup.
Thanks to these groups for hosting drop-off sites: Adult Enrichment Centers; Knowledge Park; Haven Miller State Farm and Dawn Johnson State Farm.
Eat Smart Move More York County appreciates the efforts of Samantha Krieghauser, and all who collaborated, who identified and sought to address this need in the community.