In October 2020, my spouse Jennifer and I decided to relocate from the Los Angeles area back to where our businesses were, Greenville, SC. We decided to donate $250,000 to the City of Greenville’s Unity Park. The park is an exciting addition to the city; it will include a play structure, a log bridge, auditory/sensory equipment, and more. Read more about the park here.
But, I wanted to take a moment to share the story behind why we donated.
When we moved back to Greenville, there was no vaccine, businesses were closing, and development had halted on the park. We wanted to help with morale, not just for the workers and the city team dedicated to planning Unity Park, but for everyone. We donated to activate the city, to energize, encourage, and excite the public.
I’ve lived in several countries and states, but this is the only place I’ve chosen to return to. It seems as though people are nicer here, and I wanted to impact the people in this community positively. Unity Park was the perfect opportunity to support because it will be an awesome common area that everyone can use.
Plus, children are innocents; they don’t have a sin on their souls. If we can have a hand in helping shape the memories of future generations, that’s priceless. Just think about a kid growing up, enjoying the park, and coming back later in life with a loved one and being able to have that connection and those memories and appreciate the area in multiple stages of life.
At the end of the day, it was about doing something bigger than us that will impact the community I’m now honored to call home for generations to come.
Thank you, Greenville. We’re excited to be here.
Robert & Jennifer