“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchhill
The Boys & Girls Club of the Lowcountry continues the mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. For more information or to make a donation, visit their website HERE or call (843) 575-5430. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Memory Matters is a community-based nonprofit organization which strives to be a center of excellence for persons with Alzheimer’s and all forms of dementia and their families by providing daycare programs, support services and education in a compassionate and dignified manner. Memory Matters serves the community in three ways. Our goals are: To provide a high-quality social day program for those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, To provide respite, support and resources to caregivers, To serve as a community resource by providing education, information and outreach services For more information or to make a donation, visit their website HERE.
Rally for the Cure®, in partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Condé Nast Publications, is a grassroots program dedicated to spreading awareness in the fight to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Rally brings the breast cancer awareness message to active women and men, and its events provide the platform for special fundraising opportunities for Komen for the Cure. For more information or to make a donation, visit their website HERE.
Our mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. We carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies’ lives. March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, low birthweight. For more information or to make a donation, visit their website HERE.
Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy. United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED. For more information or to make a donation, visit their website HERE.
The American Heart Association is committed to fighting heart disease and stroke and raising awareness of these diseases. As part of our mission, we focus on specific causes designed to help people achieve a heart-healthy lifestyle. Each of our cause initiatives reaches out to the public with resources and information to help them take positive action. For more information or to make a donation, visit their website HERE.
Now celebrating over 50 years of service, the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce is over 1,700 members strong. The chamber is committed to helping the business community and our residents thrive and prosper. Whether it’s networking opportunities, referrals, governmental advocacy, educational programs or helping to attract visitors, the chamber is dedicated to giving members a tangible return on their chamber investment. The mission of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce is to advance the common interest of our membership, stimulate the expanding regional economy and enhance the quality of life for all. It’s a mission we take very seriously as an organization. As a chamber, we strive daily to meet the needs and surpass the expectations of our membership. For more information or to make a donation, visit their website HERE.
Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people. Ducks Unlimited is the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Read more about DU and get the latest information on habitat conservation and membership. You also can download DU’s National Fact Sheet (PDF) and the 2009 Annual Report. For more information or to make a donation, visit their website HERE.
Backpack Buddies is helping. Backpack Buddies of Hilton Head Island is a non-profit organization established to help feed the neediest public elementary school children who are already receiving subsidized meals at school, but who may be going hungry on the weekends. Backpack Buddies provides a weekend backpack of nutritional food to public elementary school children selected by school-based social workers with parental approval. Here’s how we do it: Volunteers pick up nutritional food monthly and deliver it to churches on Hilton Head Island for storage. Other volunteers then pack the food in plastic bags at the church and deliver to the schools. School personnel put the plastic bags in the backpacks and distribute them to students (who remain anonymous) every Friday. The empty backpacks are returned to school Monday or Tuesday and held for repacking the following Friday. Find out more HERE.
The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: Disaster Relief, Supporting America’s Military Families, Health and Safety Training & Education, Lifesaving Blood, International Services. Find out more HERE.