July 2019

We begin our 5th year by awarding The Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island $17,300.73 to assist in their mission to revive, restore and preserve the Hilton Head Island Gullah history for the benefit of all – lest we forget.

Since 2003, Louise Miller Cohen has been the founder and director of the non­profit Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island. Years ago, Ms. Cohen said that she kept reading that the Gullah language and lifestyle were becoming “extinct”. She stepped out of what she calls her “shell of shame” and began to share her Gullah culture with others to ensure the Gullah/Geechee culture will be preserved forever.


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April 2019

We could not be more thrilled! Our last quarters collective donations $17,100, will fund The Family Weekend Food Project with Deep Well for just over six months!

After a family is vetted and approved for food assistance by the team at the Children’s Center they go on the Deep Well list as a Family Weekend Food recipient. These are working parents, trying hard to improve their family’s situation, who invest in a wonderful daycare center environment to keep their children safe and engaged while they’re working. Currently just under 100 families are served through this program, receiving their food bag every other Friday when they pick up their little ones at the daycare center. The Family bag includes a half gallon of milk, all the ingredients for a kid-friendly large meal, plus items like cereal, peanut butter and tuna for weekend snacks and light meals.

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January 2019

What a difference we can make in our community! Today we presented The Ella C. White Memorial Scholarship fund with $16,450! 
We are excited to help support their mission to help students remove a primary barrier that could easily hinder them from reaching their educational goals: the lack of financial assistance. 
The fund supports graduating seniors at Hilton Head Island High School. Each student who receives a scholarship meets guidelines of being in good academic standing and in need of financial aid for college. They are also eager, hard working and dedicated to building a successful future.

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October 2018

Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing nutritious meals for people in need on a temporary or long-term basis. They deliver noontime meals each day, Monday through Friday, including holidays … always with a smile. 

We are certainly smiling as we presented them with $15,800 in checks from our members!

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August 2018

We are thrilled to present the Children’s Relief Fund of Hilton Head $13,900! 

These funds will help provide therapy, equipment, summer programs and other group activities for disabled children in the Hilton Head Island area.

The Children’s Relief Fund recognizes that every person, no matter what their disability, has a place in our society. Thier goal is to provide the Special Needs Children in our area with the appropriate tools to live productive lives in our community. These very special children, like all other children, deserve their chance to shine!

The totally volunteer organization has been serving the special needs children in the low country since its inception in 1991. With the mission to benefit specific families’ needs as well as fund specialized therapeutic programs designed to advance physical, mental and emotional development.

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July 2018

Hospice Care of the Lowcountry

Our fourth quarter selected nonprofit was Hospice Care of the Lowcountry.  HCLC is a community-based 501(c)(3) organization that works to honor dignity and provide comfort for end-of-life patients and their families. Our total collective donation was $12,900. This money will be used for Cancer & Palliative Care patients on Hilton Head, as well as a Caregiver Relief Fund.  How wonderful that we 100+ Women Who Care can make a difference in one’s life journey.  

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January 2018

Project SAFE
(Sewer Access For Everyone)

Our third quarter selected nonprofit was Project SAFE (Sewer Access For Everyone). "There's a problem on our island and it's time for those who can to come together to raise the money for those who cannot afford to make the connection". We were presented with this need in our community and the 100+ Women voted to give Project SAFE our collective donation of $10,500. This donation will enable families on Hilton Head Island to make the connection to the sewer line and our gift makes a tremendous difference in their lives.

 

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October 2017

PAFEN
(Pan African Family Empowerment Network)

Our second quarter selected nonprofit was PAFEN. (Pan African Family Empowerment Network). It is a nonprofit that works to redeem the Gullah properties. Our $11,200 donation was used to save the homeland of Hilton Head Island residents who have been unable to pay their back taxes due to circumstances life can bring. Without our donation, these individuals would face a bleak future, even possible homelessness. Our collective gift was the largest single donation PAFEN has ever received. These Gullah property redemptions on Hilton Head Island were viewed as an "unexpected blessing" by the families. We 100+ Women continue to make a difference in the lives of others!  

 

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July 2017

The YANA Club of Hilton Head

Our first quarter selected nonprofit was The YANA Club of Hilton Head Island. YANA stands for "You Are Not Alone". The mission of this club is to provide a facility on Hilton Head Island where twelve-step groups can meet to encourage recovery growth and fellowship and to ensure a safe and secure environment for all attendees. These 12-Step Recovery programs include Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Adult Children of Alcoholics, and Young People in AA. Our generous contribution of $11,200 made quite an impact! Our collective donation enabled this organization to make repairs to the yard and surrounding area still devastated from Hurricane Matthew, to install a much-needed video security system as a deterrent to bad behavior, and to replace the ceiling. The generous hearts of 100+WWCHHI are certainly in evidence at YANA!  

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