mission-600x142For every bit that you do, or give, or sponsor, or fund, or share, on behalf of Bluffton Self Help, we are very thankful. With over 34,000 touch points in and around our community this past year, we hope to continue to earn your trust and loyal support.

In the News…

Okatie Rotary Hosts “FEED THE CHILDREN” for second year

Okatie Rotary Hosts “FEED THE CHILDREN” for second year


For the second year in a row, The Okatie Rotary Club enlisted Sheridan Park and other local restaurants to donate to Bluffton Self Help during the February VALENTINE dining experiences in February.

Local restaurants provided diners with a donation envelope at the end of their meals and the funds collected were designated (more here)

What an amazing first impression!

What an amazing first impression!

Upon first arriving to San Gemini, Italy I was awestruck by the quaintness and quietness of this small walled town in the Umbria countryside. I was here to take a few hours out of my vacation to actually tour Palazzo Santiterzi, a towering structure in the quiet walled town of(more here)

This Saturday is the Annual Postal Drive

This Saturday is the Annual Postal Drive

It’s spring.  It’s Also Almost Saturday, May 14!!!

For many of us this means time to clean out closets and make room for the latest in food and fashion. The timing is perfect for Bluffton Self Help. This Saturday is the Annual National Letter Carriers STAMP OUT HUNGER food drive. Last ye(more here)

May Giving Day…It’s May 3rd…Now!

May Giving Day…It’s May 3rd…Now!

Why we do what we do…

Imagine this:
A single mother works paycheck to paycheck to provide for her children. After some health issues, she is scheduled for gall bladder surgery, which means she will be out of work for weeks during her recovery. Although her job is secure, she will fall(more here)

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Most Needed Food Items

Our most requested Thanksgiving and Christmas food items include:

  • Frozen Turkey, Pork Butt or Ham
  • Canned Peas, Black Beans, Pinto Beans
  • Canned Yams
  • Dried pasta of all kinds
  • Boxed Macaroni & Cheese
  • Boxed or bagged Stuffing mixes
  • Canned Chicken Broth
  • Jarred Gravy (turkey, chicken)
  • Canned pie filling (pumpkin, apple, cherry)
  • Rice
  • Boxed Cornbread Mix or Biscuits
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Plantains
  • Frozen Yucca
  • Fresh Collard Greens, Fresh Cabbage
  • Roasting Pans

Our most requested non-food items include:

  • Disposable Diapers
  • Ensure food supplement
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste

Our pantry is often critically low. When you do your grocery shopping, please consider buying any or all of these items to contribute to the community food pantry. Click here to view our convenient shopping list.

Our most requested clothing items include:

  • Clean, seasonal clothing
  • All sizes are needed

Please avoid donating:

  • Clothes beyond repair
  • Mildewed clothing
  • Under garments
  • Bathing suits
  • Lingerie


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