The Greenville Revitalization Corporation (GRC) announced today that it has received a grant of $5,700 from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank America’s Most Convenient Bank®, to be used for the Greenville Textile Heritage Park in the Monaghan Mill Community. Currently, GRC is completing Phase 1 of the park, consisting of a new parking lot and a children’s playground. The Park, located across from Monaghan Mill, will eventually feature a “Mill Walk”, a trail with alcoves dedicated to many of the former Greenville Textile Mills and an event center featuring memorabilia from the Textile Era with an open back porch for events. In addition, there will be walking trails, an outdoor classroom and other environmentally important features. The Park will be the only location in the County completely dedicated to preserving Greenville’s textile heritage and remembering life in the old mill villages.
“We are excited to support this project to help better connect the community to its history and provide accessible trails for families to enjoy the outdoors,” said David Lominack, TD Market President, South Carolina.
Sean Hartness, Chairman of the GRC Board stated: “This Grant from the TD Charitable Foundation will be very helpful as we move from the preparation stage of the park into the construction of its features. The Park is dedicated to the tens of thousands of Greenville residents who worked in textile mills throughout the County and lived in our mill communities. It will not only preserve this important period in our history, but it will also provide needed recreation for our citizens and serve as an economic catalyst for the area. We are extremely grateful for TD Bank’s support.”
The Greenville Revitalization Corporation (GRC) is a South Carolina nonprofit corporation was established in 2012 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization by the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority with a mission of bringing economic opportunity back to the Textile Crescent of Greenville County. GRC currently operates totally with privately donated funds it has received from several foundations and organizations in the Greenville area as well as numerous individuals.
This contribution supports TD’s longstanding commitment to community enrichment through its newly launched Ready Commitment, a multi-year platform that actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality, environmental wellbeing and health, enabling people of all backgrounds to succeed in a rapidly changing world. As part of The Ready Commitment, TD targets CDN $1 billion (US $775 million) in total by 2030 towards community giving in four critical areas: Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through this platform, TD aspires to create a more inclusive tomorrow — helping people of all backgrounds feel more confident, not just about their finances, but about their ability to achieve their goals. For information, visit td.com/thereadycommitment.
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the sixth largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed nearly $199 million and more than 19,400 grants through donations to local nonprofits from Maine to Florida. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including the online grant application, is available at TDBank.com.
For comments or questions call Douglas Dent, CEO of Greenville Revitalization Corporation: 242-9801 ext. 122