-- Whitten Center Parents' Club
The Whitten Center Parents' Club (WCPC) was established in 1953 and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity . This supportive and active group of parents, relatives and volunteers works very hard to ensure that the excellent quality care provided by the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs is maintained. Through WCPC's efforts, we help to monitor programs, protect human rights and raise money to provide many extras that enhance the lives of the residents who live and work at Whitten Center.
Whitten Center was founded by B. O. Whitten, M.D. in 1920. It is a state run, residential treatment facility for approximately 240 people with developmental disabilities and special needs. A full compliment of continuous services are provided. Among these services are:
* Comprehensive Medical Care * Communication Services
* Visually Impaired Services * Program Services
* Education Services * Pastoral Services
* Habilitation Services * Leisure Services
* Vocational Services * Volunteer Services
* Assistive Technology
UPCOMING EVENTS**** THINK WARMER WEATHER AND SPRING!!
April 1---- Glenn Bledsoe Memorial Golf Tournament – Country Club of Newberry- Parents, family members & friends needed to help with registration and other duties starting at 10:00 am. Meal will be served at 4:30 pm. click here for more information
APRIL 12 ----- The Bub Lollis Memorial Whitten Center Spring Ride. STARTS AT DOWNTOWN CLINTON SC 12:30 PM.
Whitten Center Parents' Club
Whitten Center is proud to announce that Joanne Davis has been selected as Employee of the for calendar year 2014.
Joanne has been employed at the facility for 28 years as a direct care worker. Her caring nature and outstanding work ethic make her an invaluable member of the team. Joanne will represent Whitten Center at the Department Disabilities and Special Needs commission meeting in April, where the SCDDSN Employee of the Year will be selected from candidates from facilities around the state.
Pictured are Mary Gilliam, Residential Services Administrator; Joanne Davis, Whitten Center Employee of the Year; Marty Wilbanks, QIDP Residential Living Unit 205; and Wes Leonard, Facility Administrator.
The Bub Lollis Memorial Whitten Center Spring Ride will take place on Sunday April 12. The ride’s namesake was a leader in the upstate motorcycle community who adopted Whitten Center as a personal charity over twenty-five years ago. Since his passing, his son, James, and the Greenwood Motorcycle Club have continued to support the cause for which Bub cared so deeply. Riders will gather in down town Clinton beginning at 12:30 to enjoy food, fellowship, and live music.
The Greenwood Motorcycle Club hosts the event to collect donations for Whitten Center. Event t-shirts will be available for purchase.
The Whitten Center Parents’ Club will sell food.
The ride to Whitten Center will begin at 2:00pm. Once reaching the center, the participants will parade through in an event which always pleases the residents and riders alike. The Bub Lollis Rides are highly anticipated by everyone at Whitten.
In addition to motorcycles, automobiles are welcome. Cars and trucks are asked to join in after the last motorcycle.
Each participant is asked to bring donation items, such as socks, t-shirts, batteries, arts and crafts supplies, shampoo, body wash, etc. Please do not bring disposable razors or baby powder, as we are prohibited from using these items. Monetary donations are accepted. Make checks payable to Whitten Center Volunteer Services. All proceeds directly benefit the residents of the center for people with special needs. Contact Dan Boozer at 864-938-3407 for more information.
Pictured are Bub Lollis (seated on bike), Coleton Lollis (Bub’s grandson), and James Lollis (Bub’s son)