Giving back to our community
The Upstate is more than a place we do business. It’s a community that’s at the heart of everything we do because it’s the place we’ve always called home. From charitable donations to organizing annual events, we remain invested in making a positive impact both personally, and professionally. It’s just one more way in which the Upstate – and every friend, neighbor, and business in it – can continue to grow together. And it’s working.
Over 15 years ago, KDS partner and Meals on Wheels Board member, Larry Webb, had a vision for a cycling event in Greenville and started the Wheels for Meals event to benefit our organization. Since then, we’ve raised more than $1,100,000 and provided over 240,000 meals to our homebound clients.
We join Meals for Wheels of Greenville for their annual "Wheels for Meals" cycling event. In addition to Meals for Wheels, we also support and volunteer with the following charitable organizations:
—Benefiting Meals on Wheels of Greenville
2022 Wheels for Meals Charity Ride
Join us on April 23, 2022 for the 16th annual Wheels for Meals Charity Ride benefiting the homebound clients of Meals on Wheels of Greenville. All proceeds from the Wheels for Meals Charity Ride benefit Meals on Wheels of Greenville. Every day, Meals on Wheels of Greenville delivers nearly 1,500 hot, nutritious meals to homebound citizens throughout Greenville County who are unable to prepare a meal for themselves.
—Guest Chef Program
KDS team supports Ronald McDonald House Greenville
This group loves to serve and on this special day in April, we served the families at Ronald McDonald House Greenville by participating in the RMH Guest Chef Program.
“It was such an honor” said Mark Ratchford, partner at KDS, “to have the opportunity to serve the families as they return from a long day at the hospital…..just having that opportunity to help them, even in such a small way, was a blessing.”
Larry Webb, also a partner at KDS and former Chairman of the Board at Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas, said “I want the community to be aware of the need that exists at the Ronald McDonald House.”
KDS wants to encourage local businesses, groups and organizations to adopt a volunteer opportunity or make a financial contribution at our local Ronald McDonald House as part of your annual giving efforts.