December 5, 2021
Osprey Village, Inc is a 501(c)3 nonprofit
Building an inclusive residential community for adults with developmental disabilities

Our Mission:
To provide affordable housing options for adults with developmental disabilities that foster community inclusion and support achieving independence.
Village Update
Did you see this great article in the November issue of CH2 Magazine? Read it by clicking on the image or this link.
Note: To increase the font zoom in
or choose the full screen option.
Osprey Village Mourns the Passing of Jerry Manuel
Jerome Manuel
Former Executive Director and Board Member Jerome “Jerry” Manuel passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2022. He had been a part of the OVI team since David Green recruited him as a Board member following a Knights of Columbus meeting shortly after he and his wife Corliss moved to Hilton Head Plantation in 2013. David recalls tapping him on the shoulder after he introduced himself to the Council and saying, “You might be interested in a project that we are working on …” The rest is history, as Corliss encouraged him to get involved with OVI (along with golfing and bocce, of course).

Jerry served on the Board, including serving as Board Chair for several years, then stepped into the Executive Director role in early 2017 when our previous E.D. moved to Florida to care for ill parents. Jerry played a critical role for the next 5 years in stabilizing our programs and formulating our housing development plans. He also was able to work with our local legislators to get special state funding to help move our project forward.

Jerry had over 40 years of experience in working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Ohio, serving as superintendent of the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities. In 1992 Governor George Voinovich chose him to serve in his state cabinet as the Director of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. He served in this capacity for the eight years prior to his retirement and subsequent move to Hilton Head Island.

Our Osprey Village family has greatly benefited from his experience and wise direction and will be forever grateful for his service to our organization. His full obituary is available online here.
We love getting donations but keep in mind:
Donations are to be given to a store worker not left outside when the stores are not open.
Items should be in suitable resale condition.
Great sales at both stores!
Osprey Village Thrift on Main
Hilton Head Island
2600 Main Street

Tues. - Fri. 10:00-4:00
Saturday 10:00-1:00

10AM - Noon
When the store is open.

Largest thrift store on the island.

Weekly 1/2 off specials posted on NextDoor or call the store.
Osprey Village Thrift in Okatie
2797 N. Okatie HWY 170

Tue. - Friday 10:00-4:30
Saturday 10:00-3:00

Donation Hours/Times:
10AM - 1PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday ONLY

For large item pick-ups call store.

Check out some featured
items on Okatie Store's
A Shout Out and Welcome for Okatie Thrift Store:
Thank you to Carmella for managing our Okatie Thrift Store since 2017.
We're sorry to see you leave and appreciate all your have done for Osprey Village!
Welcome to our new manager, Shari. Stop by the store to meet and welcome her.
Volunteers needed at both locations! Hope you can help.
Thanks to some Sponsors & Donors for contributions to our OV Golf Tournament
Golf Course Rounds & Merchant Gifts
Wexford Golf Club
Country Club of Hilton Head
Port Royal Golf and Racquet Club
The Golf Club at Indigo Run
Hampton Hall Golf Course
Old South Golf Links
Moss Creek Golf CLub
Buckwalter Wine & Spirits
Mangiamo's Pizza & Restaurant
CRAB: Coastal Restaurants & Bars
Chronic Golf
Local Pie
First Watch
Honey Baked Ham
Members of the Chamber of Commerce
Connect with us!
Join us in support of building Osprey Village
as we seek to lessen the effects of disability by connecting our abilities together and improving all of our lives in the process.
Osprey Village, Inc 501(c)3 nonprofit ratings are listed on these charity rating sites:
Forward this newsletter to friends.
They can click the image
to sign up for our newsletters!
PO Box 3155
Bluffton, SC 29910
(843) 422-6099

email: connections