Giving day planned in Georgetown County

Georgetown County News

Georgetown, S.C. – With 19 percent of the population in Georgetown County reported as living in poverty, it’s days like Palmetto Giving Day that truly make a difference in this community.

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Helping Hands of Georgetown County along with many other non-profit organizations will celebrate a monumental day of charity and humility. Palmetto Giving Day is a 24-hour online giving experience that provides the community with an opportunity to give back through participating organizations. Fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, Palmetto Giving Day is a grassroots effort led by the non-profit community in Georgetown County. 

In 2018, Helping Hands of Georgetown County achieved major milestones for those less-fortunate in the community by 1) providing immediate care: clothing 989 people, conducting 494 dental clinic visits, feeding 2,109 people, and helped provide utility for 1,540 residents; and 2) providing long-term solutions: placed 86 unemployed in jobs through its collaborative employment program, provided weekly classes to promote job retention and advancement, and started a Youth Empowerment Program for at-risk high school seniors.

“The work we do cannot be done without the support we receive from the donations given each year from Palmetto Giving Day,” John Bush, Executive Director at Helping Hands of Georgetown County. “And it is not just us, each of the organizations who participate in this annual day of giving help keep this community moving forward with the support from others.”

Get ready to give! On May 7, starting at 12:00 a.m., visit and make a donation to Helping Hands of Georgetown County and to any of the great participating nonprofit organizations in Georgetown County. Participants will have 24 hours to make a donation with all giving set to end at 11:59 p.m. on May 7.

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