At our fourth quarter meeting, 100+ Women Who Care Hilton Head Island learned that our organization had been chosen to join hearts and hands with the Village of Wexford for their Day of Celebrating Women on May 18, 2016. All proceeds collected would benefit the charity for which we voted. Backpack Buddies was our selected organization.
Backpack Buddies of Hilton Head serves 260 children in the three public elementary schools on the island. Eligibility for Backpack Buddies is determined by social workers who are knowledgable about family need. Every Friday, during the school year, designated children in kindergarten through fifth grade receive a bag of supplemental food items for the weekend. The annual cost of supporting one child through Backpack Buddies is $180.
On Friday, May 27, 100+WWCHHI and Sarah Perry, from Branches, presented Jeanie Silletti and Debbie Dunlap, directors of Backback Buddies, with a combined donation of $12,509.27. This is a significant contribution and one that is certain to make an impact in our community!