Shipt expands delivery pilot with Lidl

SAN FRANCISCO -- Shipt, the fastest growing online grocery marketplace, announced a pilot expansion with Lidl, one of the world’s largest retailers.

The expansion follows a successful pilot launch in Greenville in October, 2017. Shipt now will deliver groceries from Lidl in three additional metro areas across North Carolina: Raleigh, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte (Waxhaw and southwest Charlotte). Shipt will also expand its delivery service areas in South Carolina in the existing metro areas of Spartanburg, Rock Hill and Indian Land.

Cumulatively, this gives more than 500,000 households across the Carolinas access to groceries and household items from Lidl delivered by Shipt. To celebrate, new Shipt members who sign up prior to expansion will receive an annual membership for $49 (normally $99).

Founded in 2014, Shipt is committed to simplifying its members’ lives by offering a new, convenient grocery shopping experience. Delivering grocery stores’ full selection of items, Shipt’s marketplace gives customers the ability to browse their local stores’ aisles online, in addition to categories featuring healthy ingredients, seasonal selections, and inspiration for quick, easy meals.

Delta Dental launches online grants system

COLUMBIA – To help meet the dental health needs of children and adults, Delta Dental of Missouri, which also does business in South Carolina as Delta Dental of South Carolina, announced the launch of its new online grant application system and is welcoming applications.

The nonprofit 501(c)(4) company provides grants to organizations in South Carolina that focus on reducing dental disease through education, prevention and treatment with an emphasis on assisting underserved children and adults.

“We’re excited to launch this new grant application system to expedite requests from organizations that align with our mission to improve oral health in the communities we are proud to serve,” said Rob Goren, president and chief executive officer of Delta Dental of Missouri. “By partnering with organizations we can have a great impact on dental health through education and access to care, helping people live better lives through improved oral health.”

Delta Dental of South Carolina awards general operating grants, program/project grants, capacity-building grants and equipment grants for programs that promote the oral health of individuals in South Carolina.

To be eligible for oral health grants, South Carolina applicants must first complete a letter of intent through the online application system at https://www.deltadentalsc.com/AboutUs/oral-health-grant-program, which includes complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Grants to assist out-of-school youth

The State Workforce Development Board is making $400,000 available to assist out-of-school youths complete their education and hone their employability skills.

Organizations can apply for up to $200,000 to be spent over a 24-month period and must be used to replicate the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) in-school model, which was piloted in South Carolina in 2005.

To be eligible for the grants, the programs must target individuals between the ages of 16 and 24 who are no longer enrolled in school and have barriers to employment. The applicants must also partner with relevant workforce, education, community partners and JAG-SC.

During the program participants will:

• Attain basic employability skills through classroom instruction.

• Participate in JAG to develop, practice and refine personal and leadership skills.

• Complete requirements for a high school diploma or GED.

• Participate in work-based learning experiences.

• Receive 12 months of follow up services by a JAG specialist.

• Have barriers to success reduced or eliminated with supportive services.

For more information, visit https://www.scworks.org and click the link under news and announcements.

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