With the 2018 Midlands Gives campaign just hours away, it is appropriate to share how patronage of CompuScripts as your preferred court reporters and legal videographers directly benefits people who live in South Carolina and our causes through community involvement. We’ve also included instructions on how you can direct CompuScripts’ donations during the May 1 MidlandsGives online campaign tomorrow.
Paralegals, legal assistants, and others who schedule depositions with local court reporting companies help those small businesses generate profits, as well as their local employees’ incomes, that are then available to be spent within our communities on other goods and services. Business taxes and employees’ taxes help fund public projects and governmental services. According to Allstate’s Small Business Barometer, over half of small businesses contribute to local charities. Localism builds communities that are healthy and sustainable. To read more about why you should schedule with a local court-reporting company, read more.
It’s true, national and regional court-reporting companies use local court-reporting firms and local independent court reporters to record depositions here in South Carolina. While the same court reporter may show up at your law office, a significant amount of money leaves the state when the invoice for a deposition is paid to an out-of-state company. This reduces the disposable income of the firm owner, the small business and its employees, and potentially the local court reporter to expend with community involvement projects.
Your patronage of CompuScripts sows money into our South Carolina communities and is responsible for long-standing support of charities within our state.
As you probably know, Columbia, SC, is CompuScripts’ headquarters. Our corporate philanthropy started in the Midlands but continues to expand throughout the state. CompuScripts gives monthly support to four South Carolina charities. When you do business with CompuScripts, you are giving back to your community in real dollars. Click here for more information.
Harvest Hope began providing for the hungry in Columbia, SC, in 1981 as a shared vision of business leaders and the faith community. Since then, Harvest Hope has increased its mission and now helps feed the hungry across 20 South Carolina counties. Last year it distributed over 27.5 million meals and fed approximately 48,000 people a week.
Heartworks-Jubilee Academy has been cultivating a nourishing environment for more than 20 years through experiential learning, strong faith-building practices, and an emphasis on healthy family values. It provides a year-round, independent, supportive, and nurturing educational environment for inner-city children who live in a community that lacks the necessary resources and experiences to assist in empowering and equipping children to achieve greatness. Its Montessori-based academic curriculum and various programs provide education and healthy habits that help overcome feelings of desperation and hopelessness, bringing hope for the future to parents, their children, and families.
Oliver Gospel Mission has provided for broken and homeless men throughout the Midlands for the last 127 years. Today Toby’s Place is a safe haven for the “hidden homeless,” women and women with children, throughout the Midlands. The Oliver Gospel Mission employs a holistic approach in helping equip men and women with life skills needed for successful living to assist in providing a sustainable life for themselves and their children.
PETSinc is a private, non-profit pet rescue and adoption organization that has been serving the Midlands of South Carolina since 1991. They operate an adoption center in West Columbia, SC, and place over 1,200 animals into adoption or temporary foster homes each year. In addition, they continually house approximately 100 homeless animals while they wait for their forever families.
We also host special giving events throughout the year to raise awareness of issues and solutions, as well as provide response to catastrophes where relief efforts are needed. This isn’t the first time we’ve asked you to join us in our community involvement by picking charities who are worthy of donations. We have had the honor to make many donations. Charities have related to health and welfare like breast cancer awareness and cancer research organizations. Animal relief is always one of our favorites, and there are great charities in our state who help with rescue, rehoming, and education to which we have contributed. Food and water relief for victims of various natural disasters, including the 1000-year flood here in South Carolina and past hurricanes, also have received donations from CompuScripts.
A relatively new event hosted by the Central Carolina Community Foundation is a 24-hour online giving event that brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for local nonprofits in 11 Midlands counties: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter.
In celebration of local philanthropy, on May 1, 2018, the first five unique clients who schedule a deposition with CompuScripts can direct a $20 donation to ANY MidlandsGives registered nonprofit. If you are one of the first five to schedule a deposition, telephone call, email, or online, one of our office staff will contact you for your preferred charity donation.
We love living in community with you! You can schedule your deposition using our online form, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 803.988.0086