August Nonprofit Spotlight: TreesGreenville

August Nonprofit Spotlight: TreesGreenville

Posted by Propel HR on 8/29/16 3:18 PM
Propel HR
Posted on: August 29, 2016

TreesGreenville is a membership based non-profit founded in 2005.  Their mission is to plant, promote, and protect trees in Greenville County.  The organization plants trees in parks, schools, and neighborhoods, promotes the benefits of trees, and protects the urban forest by teaching people how to properly plant and maintain trees.  

The TreesGreenville team plants trees with the help of volunteers and their Corporate Partners most Saturdays October-March.  

Find Volunteer Opportunities (all ages welcome) here: 

2006 – 2016:  10 Years of Planting by the numbers

  • 247 Tree Plantings (41% Schools; 29% Parks & Greenspaces; 19% Neighborhoods)
  • 4,425 Tree Planted
  • Over 5,000 Volunteers Engaged
  • 84 different species planted

TreesGreenville’s Impact:  At maturity, the 4,425 trees they have already planted will remove the equivalent of over 48 million miles of car emissions, each year! 

TreesGreenville Turkey Day 8k

The goal of the TreesGreenville Turkey Day 8k is to raise funds and awareness for the organization's urban forestry programs.


The 8k run will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th, 2016, beginning at 8:00 a.m. in downtown Greenville.  There will also be a 5k family run & walk for all ages and a 1/4 mile tot trot for toddlers.


Nationally, Thanksgiving Day is the most run holiday of the year.  The Turkey Day 8k made the list of the top 25 attended races in South Carolina in its inaugural year.  The race continues to grow and in 2011 the Turkey Day 8k became the largest 8k in South Carolina. The past three years, the course was in downtown Greenville. In 2015, they had over 2400 registrants for the 8k run, 5k Family Fun Walk, and ¼ mile tot trot. Through the generosity of participants and sponsors this race will continue to grow and be a well-established premier race in Greenville County.

Register to Run, Walk, Trot, or Volunteer: 

Contact Info:  Joelle Teachey, Executive Director, TreesGreenville, 864-313-0765 or

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