With the Julie Valentine Run being a couple of weeks away (April 19th), wanted to let y'all know that there are donation boxes place at Sunrise Saloon and Grill in Greer, Moe's Place in Taylors, Just One More in Taylors, The Bar in Greenville, ESB bar in Piedmont, The House Bar and Resturant in Simpsonville, Two Bert's Bar in Simpsonville, and finally House Divided Bar on Woodruff Rd for those who are wanting to donate but will not be able to attend or those who would like to make a larger donation than will fit on you bike.
As you know they are the initial responders and follow-up counselors for children that have been abused and sexually assaulted. Let's all pitch in to help this center continue thier mission, would love for our biking community come together and provide most of their needs for the next 6 months until we have our Fall Diaper Run. Below is a list of their Immediate Needs: ■Juice boxes & individually packaged snacks: pretzels, fruit chews, goldfish crackers, teddy grahams, baked chips, etc. (no peanut butter due to allergies) – These are used in their children’s waiting area as well for all of our groups (parenting, teen groups, etc.) ■Give-away items for teen groups to include: pocket size scented lotions, flavored chapsticks, colored pencils, hand-sized balls (hacky sack type), ball cards, travel size cologne or body spray, etc. (feel free to get other items that teens would like) ■Individually wrapped candies ■Blank recordable dvd’s (used to record our forensic interviews) ■Copy paper ■Office Supplies (Pens, post-its, legal pads, 10 x 13 envelopes, etc.) ■Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, plastic forks/knives/spoons, paper plates ■Large black trash bags ■Hand soap ■Gift cards to be used for any of the above ■Event tickets to be given to our clients families such as movie tickets, Drive baseball game, bowling passes, hockey tickets, BiLo Center events, Frankie’s Fun Park, skating, etc.
Thank you! Vickie ~Free Spirit~ Fleming, Coordinator for Greenville Chapter of ABATE of SC
Thanks to everyone for making this year's Christmas Toy Run great!
Dedicated to the memory of "Danger Dan" Penson, to benefit the Julie Valentine Center, Greenville, SC.
Many thanks to: Tony Moser-video Vickie Fleming-pictures Parker Fire Dept. Greenville Shrine Club Greenville County Sheriff Greenville City Police Julia Smith at The Bar ABATE of Greenville Greenville Bikers
Music: Stereo On - It's Christmastime Again by Oilville Christmas Dynasty Written by Dan Arnold on album: A Whole Lotta Santa 2010 Used by permission, creative commons license
See you next year!
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Chad Fuller, from the Columbia, SC office of Tom McGrath's Motorcycle Law Group, gave a presentation at today's ABATE meeting. Here is the video that the firm produced, with helpful advice on insurance coverage to protect yourself in the event you are hit by someone.
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