How can we help?

Democrats Care (aka GCDP Huddle) is a service organization 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.

We are the in-person representatives of the vision, values, and priorities of the Greenville County Democratic Party come to life in our neighborhoods and community. Our unofficial motto is “How can we help?”

Recent Activities

Veterans organization supported in May

The CPL Jordan Haerter Home for Transitioning Veterans was the beneficiary of the Huddle’s support in May. We collected home supplies like paper towels, laundry detergent, sheets and pillow cases, and more, for the facility.

Supply collection for the Upstate Circle of Friends

We collected school supplies for students of The Upstate Circle of Friends through December 28, 2018. From color pencils and crayons, to Post-Its and notebooks, we gave back to our friends at Upstate Circle of Friends with our collections at the end of the year.

Cindy Henry delivers gift bags collected by the GCDP Huddle to Meals on Wheels for distribution.

Meals on Wheels

The GCDP Huddle is supporting Meals on Wheels of Greenville County to make the holiday season brighter for seniors and homebound individuals in our community by collecting filled gift bags that that were distributed by Meals on Wheels drivers to their clients in December.

Twenty-five gift bags including everything from gloves and scarves to cookies, puzzles, flashlights and pill organizers were donated and delivered to Meals on Wheels clients the week of Dec. 1.

Twenty-four participants, including members of the GCDP Huddle, the Zeta Phi Beta (Greenville) sorority, and community members, met at The Turtle Shell in Mauldin for a Packing Party. The group put together 940 packages of feminine sanitary products for distribution to women and girls who need assistance obtaining this necessity.

The Homeless Period Project packing party

Greenville County’s homeless face daily assaults on their health, safety and human dignity. Homeless women have additional, specific challenges to their health, safety and human dignity. The Homeless Period Project offers meaningful support by providing feminine hygiene products to meet these basic needs.

The GCDP Huddle is proud to support the work of the Homeless Period Project. Members of the Huddle, organized by Gayle Hewitt,  joined by other community members, put together 940 packages of products for distribution to homeless shelters and schools. Learn more about HPP and its work or contact Gayle Hewitt for more information.

Interested in joining the GCDP Huddle? Contact Whitney Wright for information.

Current Activities

Huddle helps aspiring workers dress for success

Helping men and women move up in the workforce is a big part of helping people transition from crisis to stability. The GCDP Huddle has joined this effort as its June project, collecting business clothes.