Greer Relief and Resources Agency, Inc. provides neighbors in need with short-term emergency assistance which is limited help, not maintenance. Our key methods include:
Neighbors in need may apply for services at our office. Learn more about specific services we offer to our neighbors:
The J. Verne Smith Center houses Greer Relief as well as a number of other agencies devoted to serving residents of Greenville and Spartanburg Counties. Each agency has specific guidelines as to service area covered from the Center.
Christmas Morning Shoppe is one of the most exciting and progressive programs offered by Greer Relief. The goal of this program is to provide neighbors in need with Christmas gifts for their family under the tree. In turn, this prevents them from either spending their limited resources on gifts, or going without completely. This incentive program allows qualifying parents in need to earn Christmas gifts for their children, instead of depending on organizations that provide gifts through one way giving. Parents are then required to attend free classes through RENEW, Reaching Every Neighbor Every Way, to earn a shopping appointment. RENEW class topics include budgeting, job, and health & wellness. Greer Relief also partners with the Greenville & Spartanburg counties library systems for classes. Upon completion, parents make an appointment to shop in the Christmas Morning Shoppe. This beautiful Christmas store is housed at a donated facility, staffed by volunteers, and stocked with popular new toys and gifts which are generously donated by local churches, schools, corporations and individuals. A gift wrapping area is also provided to complete their Christmas shopping experience. At the Christmas Morning Shoppe, toys are selected, gifts are wrapped, life stories are shared and relationships are made.
Our Christmas Morning Shoppe is in need of new toy and gift donations for this year. If you or your organization, church, school or business would like to donate toys, we would be so grateful. Click here to email our coordinators.
The Spirit of Christmas Party: Hosted by a private funder for children ages 0 – 12 years old. Basic necessity items of a blanket, 2 bars of soap, crayons, a coloring book, 2 pencils, a spiral notebook, and a $15 gift card to Wal-Mart are given to participants.
202 Victoria Street
Greer SC 29652-1303
PO Box 1303
Greer SC 29652
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 11:00am
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 1:30pm – 4pm