Year-long fundraising initiative distributes a record amount for children in need across the Upstate
Photographed from left to right: Kathryn Johnson (Pendleton Place), Sandra Miller (Clement’s Kindness), Peter Larocque (SYNNEX Corporation), Laurie Rovin (A Child’s Haven), Bill Tiller (Make-A-Wish South Carolina)
GREENVILLE, S.C. (December 15, 2016) – SYNNEX Share the Magic, a charity fundraising initiative created by SYNNEX Corporation, (NYSE: SNX), announced today that more than $1.5 million was raised for 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.
SYNNEX Share the Magic was founded in 2011 by Peter Larocque, President, North American Technology Solutions for SYNNEX Corporation. Over the past six years, the initiative has raised more than $6.6 million for Upstate children.
“After six years, SYNNEX Corporation is still proud of how our associates and business partners, along with community organizations and individuals, have united in the spirit of charitable giving to make real change in young lives through four highly deserving charities,” said Larocque. “We intend to raise an impactful amount year after year.”
With the help of SYNNEX Share the Magic in 2016:
- Make-A-Wish South Carolina will grant the heartfelt wishes of more than 150 children and their courageous families in 2017. 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.
- A Child’s Haven could decrease its dependency on diminishing government funds allowing them to serve 134 children suffering from trauma or developmental delays. It addition, it allowed their parents to receive necessary therapeutic interventions.
- Clement’s Kindness could provide Upstate hospitals with critical facility upgrades that directly serve thousands of children impacted by pediatric cancer and blood disorders in addition to providing approximately $425,000 in direct financial assistance to the families.
- Pendleton Place could provide residential and family-based services to 1,045 abused, neglected, and at-risk children in the Upstate community. In addition, hundreds of families benefited from the work accomplished through four key programs. Family Bridges, the Assessment Center, Connections Count and Smith House.
SYNNEX Share the Magic is a year-long initiative that raised more than $1.5 million in 2016 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, comedy night at The Greenville Comedy Zone, shopping nights at Monkee’s of the West End, Twill and Muse along with a jewelry showcase at Hale’s Jewelers. 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 Corporation.
About SYNNEX Share the Magic
SYNNEX Share the Magic, a fundraising initiative created by SYNNEX Corporation, provides 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.
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