St. Francis Fall for Greenville Donates $35,000 to Local Community

January 20, 2012

Seven nonprofit organizations benefit from annual event

GREENVILLE, SC – January 20, 2012 – St. Francis Fall for Greenville board members and event partners today presented $35,000 to seven nonprofit organizations from the local community and recognized the efforts of those organizations who committed substantial volunteer hours over the course of the three-day event. All funds donated came from the 2011 St. Francis Fall for Greenville held last October.

Local charities receiving grants from St. Francis Fall for Greenville included:

  • Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Volunteers representing MOM (Mobile On-site Mammography) – $5,000
  • United Way Hands on Greenville – $5,000
  • Greenville In Harmony – $5,000 
  • Boy Scout Troop 260 – $5,000
  • Chicora Voices – $5,000
  • Greenville Chinese Cultural Organization – $5,000
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank – $5,000

“BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina was excited to be the Volunteer Sponsor at this year’s 30th anniversary event,” said James Shew, Regional Director. “Everyone who attends the festival truly enjoys Greenville’s beautiful downtown, pleasant fall weather, amazing food options from our city’s restaurants, and a warm, family friendly atmosphere. What’s even better is that the festival also gives back to local charities with net proceeds to benefit our community even more. We are very proud to be associated with this event and the volunteers who make it happen.”

This year’s festival is scheduled for October 12-14, 2012. To view event information and updates throughout the year, visit or become a fan on Facebook.

About St. Francis Fall for Greenville
St. Francis Fall for Greenville is one of the largest street festivals in South Carolina, attracting between 150,000 – 200,000 people from across the Upstate and beyond. Recognized as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast, the three-day festival features over 40 of Greenville’s finest restaurants. In addition to providing a taste of Greenville, St. Francis Fall for Greenville provides an array of ancillary events including musical entertainment on six stages, culinary demonstrations, children’s rides, wine tasting, a beer garden and restaurant competitions.