Local charities benefit from Blue Ridge Fest
Blue Ridge Fest is organized and executed by 250 Blue Ridge Electric and Blue Ridge Security employee volunteers, enabling the festival to maximize its proceeds to benefit local charities. The 20th anniversary Blue Ridge Fest will be held Friday, April 28, 2017 at the cooperative's headquarters in Pickens.
For more information about Blue Ridge Fest, call (800) 240-3400.
2016 Blue Ridge Fest Charities
Cancer Association of Anderson, Collins Children's Home and Ministries, Center for Developmental Services, Dot's Kitchen of Westminster, Emerson Rose Heart Foundation, Feed a Hungry Child, Foothills Alliance, North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry, Rosa Clark Medical Center, Samaritan Heath Clinic of Pickens County, The Dream Center of Pickens County and Wilderness Way Camp School
Cancer Association of Anderson: Assists Anderson county cancer patients, survivors and their families with financial aid, emotional support, information and referral to resources in this community and beyond.
Collins Children's Home & Ministries: Cares for children and supports families in an atmosphere that instills feelings of acceptance, safety, permanence, dignity, and joy while teaching important life skills and a work ethic that will enable them to be productive members of society.
Center for Developmental Services: Links individuals and families with multidisciplinary services for developmental evaluation, treatment education and support, all under one roof. While partners of the CDS serve the therapeutic and medical needs of the families, CDS takes care of the partner collaboration, building maintenance, IT infrastructure, community outreach, and family programs.
Dot's Kitchen: Provides meals to anyone who visits the kitchen and delivers meals to the needy in the community, treating people with dignity and respect.
Emerson Rose Heart Foundation: Serves families who have children with heart defects by assisting with costs that health insurance will not cover and by advancing medical research and increasing awareness about the most common birth defect in the world.
Feed a Hungry Child: Provides sound nutritional meals for children each weekend throughout the school year who would otherwise go hungry, by involving the local communities as partners.
Foothills Alliance: Works in collaboration with community partners to prevent sexual assault trauma and child abuse and neglect by providing education, advocacy, and treatment services in Anderson and Oconee counties.
North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry: Serves individuals and families in northern Greenville County that fall below the poverty level and find themselves in crisis situations by offering temporary assistance, hope and love.
Rosa Clark Medical Clinic: Provides medical care and prescription medicine to residents of Oconee County who are unable to compensate an area physician for medical services.
Samaritan Health Clinic of Pickens County: Shares the love of Christ by serving people through medical services, health education, and spiritual counseling to uninsured and low income residents of Pickens County.
The Dream Center of Pickens County: Exists to provide support and resources to individuals and families in Pickens County and surrounding counties living in crisis poverty or in need with an emphasis on helping them improve their lives with a hand up and not a hand out.
Wilderness Way Camp School: Serves to help bring help and hope to hurting girls ages 8-18 and their families who have been damaged in their young lives by providing a guided path for acquiring essential life skills, succeeding in school, assuming a productive role in a community, working with diverse partners, and developing self-reliance and self-confidence.