Xiao Yu

Vocational Rehabilitation—the Best Kept Secret in SC

By Xiao Yu

Vocational RehabilitationFor more than 90 years, South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) has been bringing South Carolinians with disabilities and employers together. The mission of VR is to prepare and assist eligible South Carolinians with disabilities to achieve and maintain competitive employment. People with disabilities want to be employed and educated, and to participate in their communities. More than 360,000 South Carolinians, ages 18-64, have a disability. More than 250,000 of them are unemployed. Many of these individuals would like to go to work but need assistance to prepare for and achieve that...

Art for Paws

By Xiao Yu

Art for Paws art exhibitionGreenville art dealer Rob Rowen and his wife Suzanne Golden are ardent animal lovers. They approached Greenville County Animal Care, South Carolina’s largest open admission animal facility where Suzanne volunteers, to jointly present a unique art exhibition Art for Paws. The exhibition is a fundraiser to help Greenville County in becoming a no kill community and to help the animal facility to carry out and promote compassionate treatment of animals through adoption, education and affordable spay/neuter and veterinary care.