YMC One is where togetherness and awesomeness mashup. YMC One is volunteerism with a little swagger. We live and work in a vibrant community, and we leverage our people, ideas and resources to enhance opportunities in Greenville, South Carolina and surrounding communities.
As a creative agency, we make a living helping organizations tell their stories. There’s a lot of great things going on in Greenville. YMC One allow us to peel back the inner layers that have put our city on the map. Yeah, we’re THAT Greenville (#YeahThatGreenville), and YMC One reflects a significant commitment by your marketing co. to empower the grassroots efforts of area nonprofits.
Once a month, one charity is chosen by YMC One. Every team member gets the opportunity to choose and lead a project with a local charity. Collectively, YMC comes together to drive meaningful change through hands on support and financial assistance.
For May, we spent time at the Smith House at Pendleton Place. Meg, Katie, Marne and Jennifer spent the afternoon hosting a cookout and playing games. Meg brought a spread of chips, dip, and the makings for delicious hamburgers. Katie brought cookies. (Marne brought the chef.) After we ate, we played dominoes and Uno with the residents.
We had a great time with the girls. Not only did we learn that great meals and food can bring anyone together, but so can card games and smiles.
In April, Jennifer and Chad volunteered with the Victory Junction Carnival at the Greenville Children's Hospital. They played games and painted faces for the kids.
A Personal Story from Chad:
"The first child came in and walked right up to my station because he wanted to fish. His name was Jacob, and he loved to fish. He spent nearly 30 minutes with me and we had a blast. When it was time for him to go to the next carnival game, he just started to walk off, until being yoked back by his IV. He said, "I forgot about my arm-thing!" This was an amazing moment for me because I realized in real time why we were there. We were there to give these kids the chance to forget that they were sick." -- Chad Picha, Senior Graphic Designer