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Upstate Giving, Feb. 12, 2018

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Sweetheart Charity Ball provides more than 55,400 meals to the homebound

Meals on Wheels of Greenville’s annual Sweetheart Charity Ball provided more than 55,400 meals to the homebound in Greenville County.

The event was held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Greenville. Funds were raised through silent and live auction items, Fund-a-Need donations and sponsorships by partners including Greenville Health System, Greenville Maintenance Services Inc., Heiser Distribution, Hincapie Sportswear, Michelin, Strange Bros. Grading Co. Inc., Cintas and PNC Bank, according to a news release.

“We are extremely grateful to our generous sponsors, volunteers and supporters for donating their time and resources to help us kick off Meals on Wheels’ 50th year of service to our community,” said Catriona Carlisle, executive director at Meals on Wheels of Greenville, in the release. “The money raised at the Sweetheart Charity Ball will support our Meal Enhancement Program to help us meet federal guidelines for senior nutrition, provide more fresh fruits and vegetables, and deliver more groceries to our homebound clients throughout Greenville County.”

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