On May 6th 2015, Greenville Women Giving held its Ninth Annual Celebration to award its 2015 grantees. Mill Village Farms was awarded $61,000 to expand and improve its job training and employment opportunities for youth (ages 14-18) in Greenville County.
“We are humbled and honored that Greenville Women Giving has chosen to generously award Mill Village Farms this year. We are truly inspired to see the faithful dedication of these women to continuously give back and invest in the good work of our community. Because of their commitment to our community, we are eager to see the impact that these funds will have on our local youth,” said Dan Weidenbenner, Mill Village Farms Executive Director
Mill Village Farms began nearly three years ago with a mission to empower our community’s underserved youth with a first-time job opportunity while also teaching basic job skills, sustainable agriculture, and entrepreneurship. Through the financial commitment of Greenville Women Giving, Mill Village Farms expects to provide over 55 youth with an opportunity to serve their neighbors by growing farm fresh foods while also learning invaluable soft-skills, responsibility, and leadership.
About Greenville Women Giving: Greenville Women Giving (GWG) granted $541,218 to eight nonprofit organizations at its ninth Annual Meeting on May 6, 2015. In total, GWG has awarded over $3.6 million to Greenville County non-profits. Membership is open to any woman who commits to donate $1,000 per year for 3 years to the collective fund. To learn more about GWG, visit: www.greenvillewomengiving.org
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