About Clement's Kindness

Remembering Clement

Clement and Knox HaynsworthThe Haynsworth family realized just how fragile life is, after the death of their son, Clement, at the age of 24. Because Clement loved children and had a kind and giving spirit, they have chosen to remember him by reaching out to children whose lives are most fragile - those who are fighting the battle with cancer and other serious blood disorders.

Clement's Kindness Fund for the Children was established at the Community Foundation of Greenville in 2002 to help address the medical, psychological, social, emotional and financial needs of Upstate families impacted by pediatric cancer and other serious blood disorders. The fund provides assistance to families facing the tremendous challenges surrounding a child's diagnosis, treatment and recovery. In addition, the fund provides financial support to the BI-LO Charities Children's Cancer Center and St. Francis Cancer Center (AYA) which directly impact the patients and their families.

Clement's Kindness can continue to make a difference, with your support. Every donation goes directly to the patients and their incredible families.

(Pictured: Clement and Knox Haynsworth.) 


With a growing Upstate population, more and more families are coming to the BI-LO Charities Children's Cancer Center or St. Francis Cancer Center (AYA) for diagnosis and treatment. Usually one parent has to quit work or take an extended leave of absence to support the treatment of the child. The family's bills become a burden and there simply aren't enough community services or programs to provide for every need. 

Clement's Kindness helps families in the following ways:

Discretionary Funds

For non-medical needs including mortgage payments, car payments, utility bills, car repairs, funeral expenses and more

Psychological Counseling

For services that are integrated into the treatment plan and conveniently provided right at the BI-LO Charities Children's Cancer Center

Travel & Living Expenses

For families of children who must travel out of town to receive treatment

Out-of-Pocket Costs

For expenses such as gas, meals and phone calls

How Does Your Donation Help the BI-LO Charities Children's Cancer Center?

Funding Hospital Programs for the patients

Funding additional Educational and Training Opportunities for staff

Funding special projects to update facilities

Funding Camp Courage