The Backpack Buddies Program of Bluffton, The Backpack Buddies Program of Hilton Head Island, Family Promise of Beaufort County, Hilton Head Island Safe Harbour Inc., St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church Outreach Food Bank, and Thumbs Up, Inc.”
Each year’s grant recipients directly responds to at least one of the four areas of concern identified by All Saints for focusing its domestic outreach funding grants: hunger, homelessness, literacy, and aging. Highlights of the six groups selected to receive funding grants are as follows:
– The Backpack Buddies Program of Bluffton purchases food to provide weekly in backpacks for 200 “chronically food insecure” children in five elementary schools and a middle school in Bluffton and Hardeeville. The grant will be used to add 30 to 40 children to the program.
– The Backpack Buddies Program of Hilton Head Island provides weekend food in backpacks weekly for 180 children in three HHI elementary schools. The grant will be used to provide food on weekends for needy elementary school children and to increase by 30 the number of students served.
– St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church Outreach Food Bank feeds from 1,200 to 1,800 local community residents monthly. It will use its grant to enlarge its facilities and provide refrigeration to store food.
– Family Promise of Beaufort County provides temporary shelter, family stability, and permanent housing solutions for homeless families with children by mobilizing resources from interfaith and secular communities. The grant will be used to conduct a new program to reduce the length of stays in shelters through financial assistance and mentoring.
– Thumbs Up, Inc. provides year-round tutoring and social guidance to elementary school-aged children in Beaufort County whose parents are unable to help their children due to various life challenges. The grant will be used to broaden students’ and parents’ access to technology.
– Hilton Head Island Safe Harbour, Inc. is a membership-based organization providing support, services, and resources to help its members live healthy and meaningful lives in their own homes and neighborhoods. Services include transportation, assistance with household chores and home maintenance, as well as phone calls and visits. The grant will be used to provide financial assistances to those who cannot afford the membership fee.
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