Local Philanthropy

Change for a Change


UWIT supports local organizations in the Upstate through our “Change for a Change” program. Women and children charities hold a special place in our hearts. Our group of professional women generously contribute “change” (coins, dollars, checks) at every Lunch & Learn meeting to either Safe Harbor or Meyer Center for Special Children (alternating months). Last year our group contributed a total of $312.00.  Safe Harbor received $145.00, and The Meyer Center for Special Children received $167.00 . We continue to support these charities in 2018.  We are honored to make a difference, and we appreciate the generosity of our members!

Beneficiary  Donated YTD
Safe Harbor $87.00
Meyer Center $63.00
Total (Through February 2018) $150.00

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Helping every child reach his or her potential

No boundaries. No limits. No obstacles that can’t be overcome. That is a core belief behind the work they do at The Meyer Center for Special Children. Unlocking the potential that lies in each child—regardless of disabilities, setbacks, or circumstances—is at the heart of Dr. Leslie Meyer’s original vision.  He recognized that every child, regardless of his or her medical challenges, could benefit from quality education and therapy services. That was his belief. That was his passion. And that vision lives today in the hearts of the Meyer Center staff, volunteers, donors, and supporters.

The Meyer Center Vision

To enrich the lives of children with disabilities so they reach their maximum potential. See more at: http://www.meyercenter.org/

Safe Harbor is a nonprofit organization serving victims of domestic violence and their children and providing outreach and education throughout the Upstate of SC.

Safe Harbor is dedicated to serving victims of domestic violence and their children in the Upstate of South Carolina. Safe Harbor serves the 4-county area of Greenville, Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens . Services include:
– Safe confidential shelter for victims & their children
– 24/7 crisis line support – 1.800.291.2139
– free, confidential counseling for victims
– legal advocacy
– transitional housing
– case management & referrals
– teen dating violence awareness program – The Relationship Education Project (REP)
– domestic violence education & outreach

To learn more about Safe Harbor’s mission or to learn how you can help, please visit their website at www.safeharborsc.org. Please also visit their blog at www.safeharborsc.org/blog.