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Things are Perking at The Well! 

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Year-to-Date Update

 
2018 has been an extremely busy year so far at The Deep Well Project, and we haven't even entered our busiest time of the year -- the holiday season!  We could not meet the many basic needs challenges of our community without your help as an important donor, so we thought you might enjoy an update on programs and services you have made possible so far this year.   All stats below are January - August, 2018 and just a reminder, according to our 2017 federal 990 report, 95.4% of all donations to Deep Well go directly to client services and programs - one of our most significant statistics.

FOOD
Total households assisted by The Deep Well Pantry - 1,035 feeding a total of 2,536 people.

Children represent a large percentage of this count (1,062) especially during the summer months.  We rely on food donations from Second Helpings, the LowCountry Food Bank, short term rental agencies, churches, and individuals to help us meet this food need.

The value of the DONATED food received year-to-date is just over $215,000!
HOUSING ASSISTANCE.  We have helped 141 local families with a monthly rent payment, keeping them safe in their homes and avoiding evictions.  With escalating rents and the extreme shortage of affordable housing options, this program has been an $80,000 investment by Deep Well.

Another way Deep Well tackles affordable housing is through the Livable Housing Repair program which rehabs homes using donated materials and volunteer work teams.  To date volunteers and partner professionals have worked at 77 client homes in Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort and Ridgeland - improving the quality of lives and making homes safer.
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UTILITY ASSISTANCE
To keep families safe in their homes, Deep Well also may assist with a power bill, gas/propane bill, water bill, or connection to the sewer system.  To date 150 families have been assisted through this program.


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RX/DENTAL.  While Deep Well will not fund opioid prescriptions, we do help with critical medications for diabetes, high blood pressure, and other necessary health care items.  We also assist with dentures and tooth extractions.  If untreated, these issues not only create serious health issues, but can also impact a client's ability to secure and retain employment.

To date 55 families have been helped by Deep Well with this program.

FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD GOODS
Our furniture program accepts gently used furniture and then distributes items to our clients through a voucher program.  Our greatest needs are mattresses (especially twins/doubles) refrigerators, washers and dryers.  If you're getting something new, consider donating your old items to us so we can re-home it to a family who will treasure it as much as you have.  Items should be in good working conditon with no rips or stains.

Call 843-785-4829 to arrange for pickup.
SCHOOL UNIFORMS & SUPPLIES
 This year's program of gifting 5 new uniform shirts per student, plus grade appropriate school supplies to qualified families has been a resounding success. 

Almost 300 Hilton Head Island families, representing almost 700 children were helped.


The Hilton Head Island Deep Well Project has been fortunate to be one of the charities supported by The Heritage Classic Foundation. 
Through your generous support, more than $36 million has been donated to those in need throughout South Carolina.  And Deep Well has been the recipient of more than $250,000.  
The RBC Heritage of Golf's "Champions for Charities" is a wonderful option for your next donation to The Deep Well Project, since the tournament adds another 15% on top of your $1000 - $5000 gift.  Your gift can also be spread across several nonprofits on the tournament's list, helping a number of your favorite charities all at once.

If you would
like to make a pledge on behalf of The Hilton Head Island Deep Well Project, you can donate any time between now and December 15 by clicking below.   
 
                                                                                     
Donate Now Heritage Classic Foundation                       Donating less than $1000

The Mission of the Hilton Head Island Deep Well Project is to help neighbors in need by providing basic assistance in emergency situations.  This assistance is immediate and non-bureaucratic, and is intended to provide clients with a hand up, and not a hand out.