Yearlong fundraising initiative raises a record amount for children in need across the Upstate
GREENVILLE, S.C. – November 20, 2015 – SYNNEX Share the Magic, a charity fundraising initiative created by SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), announced today that nearly $1 million is being distributed to four Upstate children’s charities. Beneficiaries of SYNNEX Share the Magic include: A Child’s Haven, Clement’s Kindness, Make-A-Wish® South Carolina and Pendleton Place for Children and Families.
Photographed (from left to right): Richard Riley, Former U.S. Secretary of Education and Former Governor of South Carolina; Betty Farr, Community Philantropist; Bern DuPree, President, Clement’s Kindness; Laurie Rovin, President, Pendleton Place for Children and Families; Peter Larocque, President, North American Technology Solutions, SYNNEX Corporation; Debbie Roche, President, A Child’s Haven; Bill Tiller, President, Make-A-Wish South Carolina
Founded in 2011 by Peter Larocque, President, North America Technology Solutions for SYNNEX Corporation, SYNNEX Share the Magic raised $500,000 in its first year alone. Over the past five years, the initiative has raised more than $5 million for Upstate children, distributing more than $3 million to the four charities.
“SYNNEX Corporation is proud of how our associates and business partners, along with local organizations and individuals, have united in the spirit of charitable giving to make a significant impact in our community through these four well-deserving organizations,” said Larocque, “Our goal is to increase the amount of money raised for these charities year after year, and we will continue to deliver on this commitment.”
With the help of SYNNEX Share the Magic, Make-A-Wish South Carolina plans to grant the heartfelt wishes of 180 children and their courageous families in 2016. By having one of their biggest dreams come true, these children and their families are able to take the focus off their illness through a joyful experience.
In 2016, A Child’s Haven plans to create a new Parent Support Center servicing children ages 12 weeks to 18 months, open an additional classroom for two year olds and provide intensive training for staff in infant intervention.
Clement’s Kindness plans to complete renovations on the Knox and Priscilla Haynsworth Day Hospital at the BI-LO Charities Children’s Cancer Center as well as construction of the Dr. Cary E. Stroud Camper Care Center at Camp Courage. They will continue to provide financial assistance to families in need at the BI-LO Charities Children’s Cancer Center.
In 2016, Pendleton Place will serve abused and neglected children and support families in crisis by ensuring safety and child well-being through four recently expanded programs to include: Family Bridges, Assessment Center, Connections Count, and Smith House.
SYNNEX Share the Magic is a year-long initiative that raised $1.5 million in 2015 through several community events and culminated with a gala in October featuring nationally-acclaimed entertainment and high-dollar silent and live auctions. Community events include the SYNNEX Share the Magic Day at the Greenville Drive, a golf tournament, a guest bartending event at Bubba Annie’s, a jewelry showcase at Hale’s Jewelers, and a casino-themed party. SYNNEX Share the Magic has also become a beneficiary of other premier fundraising events in Greenville, including the Bill Haas Charity Classic and the BMW Charity Pro-Am, both presented by SYNNEX.
The sixth annual SYNNEX Share the Magic gala will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the TD Convention Center.
About SYNNEX Share the Magic
SYNNEX Share the Magic, a fundraising initiative created by SYNNEX Corporation, provides the much needed funding for South Carolina children and their families facing incredible challenges such as: life threatening illness, abuse and neglect. For information about SYNNEX Share the Magic and its beneficiaries, visit www.synnexsharethemagic.com.