Any parents ready to send the little ones back to school yet? It’s ok. We won’t judge if you said (read *screamed*) “yes.” A reader wrote to us asking for local resources + online activities to help supplement the kiddos’homeschooling, e-learning, and general entertainment needs. We’ve done our best to round up some options, but let us knowif we’ve missed anything.
○We know that for many people this time of social isolation can be challenging not only physically but also mentally. There are many resources available from the S.C. Department of Mental Health including a community crisis response intervention team available 24/7 at 1-833-364-2274. You can also find a directory of S.C. mental health centers and clinicshere. (WYFF 4)
○Miracle Hill has opened a quarantine shelter for any of Greenville’s homeless population that may be suffering from COVID-19. The gymnasium at the Greenville Rescue Mission is being used as the temporary shelter, and Prisma Health + the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System are donating medical supplies. (Fox Carolina)
○ ICYMI, Lowes Foods hasdesignated 7 a.m.-8 a.m. on Tuesdays + Wednesdays for seniors and those who are more vulnerable to COVID-19, including those with compromised immune systems or underlying health issues and pregnant women. Regular store hours are 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; open daily. Ⓟ
○ The Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization announced the live telecast of the competition has been rescheduled for August 1. Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen candidates will now compete in Columbia during the week of July 26.
○Spartaburg Regional is asking the public for help creating masks for their nursing facilities+ non-clinical hospital staff. Click here for instructions for how to sew cloth masks at home. To donate your masks, please email [email protected]. (WSPA)
○ Ten people tested positive for COVID-19 at The Greer Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Nine of the confirmed cases were patients and one was a staff member. The facility has constructed an isolation unit for these patients and has notified the family members or responsible parties for all involved. (WYFF 4)
○ On Wednesday, SC Gov. Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2020-22, which allows furloughed employees to receive “COVID-19 Support Payments” from their employers and still qualify for unemployment benefits. More informationhere.
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Hey, there. Looking for today’s #MustDo events? In accordance with the
CDC’s recommendations regarding public gatherings, we have decided to postpone public event coverage for the time being. We look forward to bringing you Greenville’s #MustDo events soon (until then, feel free to submit your virtual events
Local artist + print maker Douglas Piper designed his “Thank You” print in the spirit of wanting to serve + find a way to thank those daily risking their lives and serving our community.
Each print is $45 and is a single color 5×7 linoleum block print matted to an 8×10 standard frame size. All prints are titled and signed by Douglas. Each print varies slightly due to its handmade nature.
So how does this Buy One, Get One thing work? See options below👇
○ OPTION 1 – One print is mailed directly to you, and in lieu of a second print, $20 from your purchase is donated to the Prisma Health COVID-19 Response Fund. ○ OPTION 2 – Two prints are mailed directly to you, and you are asked to give one of the prints to a healthcare professional you know and love. ○ OPTION 3 – One print is mailed directly to you, and Douglas will be responsible for giving the second print to a healthcare professional on your behalf.
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Cause ○ Calling all coffee lovers – an Austin, Texas-based company called Department of Brewology has created a t-shirt and print featuring the slogan, “Stay Home, Drink Coffee, Live Forever.”All proceeds from the sale of these items will support several roasters and baristas nationwide including our very own Methodical Coffee. ☕
Development ○ The long empty Rite Aid pharmacy at the corner of Main + Stone in downtown Greenville might soon be getting a new look. Oxford Capital Partners recently acquired the property and has a few different visions for single-tenant or multi-tenant floor plans. (Upstate Business Journal)
DYK ○ Since travel is strongly discouraged at the moment, the Smithsonian Channel has released68 episodes of the seriesAerial America. These free 45-50 minute episodes offer a bird’s eye view of all 50 states, including our own South Carolina.
Learn ○ Furman University is launching a free virtual workshop series – Leading in Times of Crisis – for corporate, entrepreneurial + nonprofit leaders lookingfor the tools to lead their organizations through these uncertain times. The workshops will last ~45 minutes and will be led by industry experts every Thursday (starting tonight) for the next six weeks.
DealsOfTheDay ○ Haven’t made it over to Gather GVL yet? Grab a meal today (and any Thursday) from HenDough for just $10. You’ll get a traditional chicken sandwich, a side, fountain drink + a glazed donut when you order through the Gather GVL app and use promo code gvltoday. Ⓟ ○ Walls feeling a bit bare? Joe Hittabidel Photography is selling his 24×36 canvas of the iconic Pretty Place for just $100 (savings of $75) + free shipping. Look for the GVLtoday Deal of the Day section on his website and enter discount code gvltoday at checkout. Ⓟ ○ The Corona facial hair seems to be in full force these days.Beard Joy is offering 25% off any bottle of beard oil thru 4/15. Use promo code GVL25PERCENT. Ⓟ ○ Is your pup needing some play time? You can buy one day of daycare at Dogtopia of Haywood Road for $29 and they’ll give you two days free. Mention the GVLtoday Deal of the Day to take advantage of the deal. Ⓟ ○ Makari Designs is offering $100 off orders of $750+ of any custom made furniture piece in the month of April. Send them a message and make sure to mention the GVLtoday Deal Of The Day. Ⓟ