Presented by the Greenville County Medical Society Alliance
2022 #MAKETHECUT proceeds will benefit:
YMCA Food Relief Program for Veterans
YMCA of Greenville began efforts to help relieve local food insecurity in 2020 when schools closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Food Relief Program has since grown from providing bags of food for 30 families to now over 200 a week. The program is staffed by volunteers, funded by grants and donations, and delivers food to families in hotels, homeless veterans at the VA Outpatient Center, residents at the Gateway House, and other families identified through Greenville County Schools, Upstate Warrior Solution, and Alston Wilkes Society.
#MAKETHECUT is the ingenious fundraising campaign created by former GCMSA President Erica Kelly. The concept is simple, hold a social media fundraiser to raise at least $5,000, at the end of which you promise to drastically chop your long hair. But it gets even better… there’s no overhead like with an in-person event, so every dollar raised goes directly to charity! And since the campaign is virtual, it can’t be canceled or rescheduled due to community health concerns.
This year the very worthy beneficiary is local military veterans! The GCMSA is partnering with the YMCA Food Relief Program to help provide weekly food boxes to 60 military veterans and their families. The campaign will begin on Labor Day and will culminate with current GCMSA President Donna Frazier chopping her long locks at the November General Membership meeting in honor of Veterans Day.
This time around, we’re also adding some twists!
★ Vote for Donna‘s new hairstyle
★ Earn your eligibility for raffle prizes
★ Promote your local business as an event sponsor
November 10, 2022
10:00AM Food Packing,
10:30AM Meeting and Haircut Reveal
Taylors First Baptist Community Room
1 Freeman Drive | Taylors, SC | 29687
RATHER DONATE ITEMS?
In addition to providing monetary donations for food relief for veterans and their families, we are in need of furniture and basic household supplies to help support our homeless veterans transitioning into housing with the help of the non-profit Veterans Are Heroes. Please review their Gently Used and Amazon Wish Lists and consider donating additional resources.
GENTLY USED ITEMS NEEDED
If you have any of the following items that are CLEAN and in GOOD CONDITION that you would like to donate, please complete this form and we will contact you regarding drop off or pick up arrangements.
Full/Queen Mattresses and Bed Frames
Waiting Room-Style Chairs with Arms
Small Kitchen Tables
Straight Back Kitchen Chairs
Small Bedside Tables
Small Living Room Tables
BEDDING AND BATH
Full/Queen Sheet Sets and Blankets
Shower Curtains and Hooks
Bath Towel Sets
6-Shelf Hanging Closet Organizers
Brooms / Mops / Dustpans
Tall and Small Trash Cans
Microwaves - small
Crockpots - Standard Size
Spatulas and Soup Ladles
Large Serving Spoons
Bakeware / Cookie Sheets
1 qt / 2 qt Sauce Pots
BECOME A SPONSOR FOR THIS FUNDRAISING EVENT!
If you are a business owner or work for a company looking for marketing opportunities, check out our Sponsorship Information Packet and complete the attached Sponsorship or Raffle Donation form. We will be in touch shortly!