Anderson Interfaith Ministries is an efficient nonprofit organization that meets the needs of struggling individuals and families in Anderson County. AIM was founded by churches to eliminate duplication of assistance to those in need. For more than two decades, AIM has stabilized the community and continues to do so using its “hand up, not hand out” philosophy. AIM is known for doing “a lot with a little” and continues to significantly help its customers positively change their lives long-term. AIM is unique because of its numerous professionally run programs and passionate, committed volunteers. AIM is well known in the upstate for giving hope and changing lives and continues to do so with unparalleled levels of energy, efficiency, and reliability.
Early in 1989, members of the community of faith in Anderson gathered to discuss how the needs of the community were being met. There was concern for the need to prevent duplication of assistance and better serve needs in the community.
With knowledge of successful programs in other cities, this group of church members hoped to form an organization of Anderson churches and individuals, which serve as a clearinghouse for Anderson's citizens in need. On May 7, 1990 Anderson Interfaith Ministries opened its doors at 618 S. Manning Street in a rent-free building. Since then, AIM has grown to now occupy five buildings on its campus, now located at 1202 S. Murray Avenue, and house many programs. It is because of the philosophy of collaboration and development of community partnerships that AIM has been able to improve and develop their existing programs. Philosophy:
Connecting people with support, resources and education so they can empower themselves to be self-sufficient.
Promote an environment where all people in the Anderson, South Carolina area can provide for themselves and their families. Values: The following values represent our core principles and beliefs, which serve as non-negotiables and will not be compromised during the achievement of our mission. Core Values: