Over 200 supporters attended the 7th annual Oyster Roast!

Whiskey's Rhythm supported the event with great music and an upbeat atmosphere.

The silent auction was a success and we are very thankful to our sponsors and

attendees who once again helped replenish our finances so we can continue to help children in the care of Foster homes and the Guardian ad Litem program.

See the event slide show:


We have started to plan the HEART AND SOLE DAY 2021 for the children that are in the care of DSS. While the actual day does not happen till sometime in July there are a lot of details that have to be planned months before. The first list of names unfortunately contained approximately 234 school age children that would be eligible for the vouchers, this is about 50 more than what we did last year. This means that we really could benefit from as many of you as can to become with sponsors or to make a donation. It is our plan that this year that the children ages 4-10 will get a $60 voucher for Belks and a $50 voucher for Rack Room, children ages 11 + will get a $85 voucher for Belks and a $70 voucher for Rack Room. As soon as we can we will have a date selected when these children will be able to check in at Belks and then go have their shopping day. In addition to the shopping day we have partnered with Fostering Love nonprofit so that each child will receive some basic school supplies like pencils, notebooks, etc.

All in all it should be a real treat for each child and with your help a day that each one of them will remember and know that they are SPECIAL.

Help #fight4Literacy by teaming up with Clemson University Men's Basketball and "Coaching for Literacy" the week of February 21-27, 2021.

Less than half of Pickens County 3rd graders are reading at their grade level. When a child cannot read at grade level by the 3rd grade, it has been proven that it is nearly impossible for them to catch up. There is also a good chance they will not graduate on time or be able to find a good job.

Why not click on the online giving link: and make a donation. It is really easy, you will see a green "Pledge Now" button, just click on it and follow the instructions. If you have any questions just contact Jennifer Shurley at United Way of Pickens County.