Democrats Care (formerly known as the GCDP Huddle) is the service arm of the GCDP that works to improve the lives of the people of Greenville County by listening to, connecting with, and offering labor, expertise, and support for our neighbors. We lend our shoulders, knowledge, and hearts, not just at election time, but all of the time, because we want to show that Democrats Care.
Democrats Care volunteers embody the vision, values, and priorities of the Greenville County Democratic Party in both neighborhoods in-need, and in the community at-large. The unofficial motto of Democrats Care is: “How can we help?”
So far this year, seven volunteers for have already completed a February service project that not only benefitted the oftentimes homeless population in Downtown Greenville, but also commemorated Black History Month, in partnership with the nationally registered African-American historic Allen Temple AME Church’s Soup Kitchen Ministry. On Saturday the 20th, 18 individuals suffering from food insecurity were served meals to-go, were also given masks and hand sanitizer, and received prayer as well.
Democrats Care continues to seek volunteers who will give their time, donations, and energy, to causes all over Greenville County, and a calendar of upcoming events through August, 2021 is located on our website.
The planning process this year looks different than in previous times, with in-person Democrats Care meetings making way for virtual conversations to discuss the outcomes of volunteer events after they have already occurred, and increased open availability for community servants to assist as many or as few organizations as desired. Democrats Care is adopting a renewed focus on hosting impactful projects that are tried-and-true, and were successful in the past, while tracking Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to each of them. The group is also expected to explore new initiatives in September and October, 2021 (More to come!), for fundraising and in continued collaboration with the Greenville Latinx community.
Those interested in working with Democrats Care are encouraged to contact Volunteer Coordinator Stacey Mars for general information and to complete a Volunteer Interest Form or Democrats Care Coordinator Whitney Wright, to sign-up for capacity-controlled opportunities.