We cannot do this work alone. Creating change takes a community. We remain deeply grateful for your compassion and partnership. Bluffton Self Help is better because of you.
The Lowcountry is a better place because of you, our community. Last year, thousands of lives were forever impacted by the kindness and generosity of our community.
Because of you families were able to put healthy food on the table; they were able to feel confident in the clothes they wore; they remained safe in their homes and kept the lights on; neighbors gained literacy skills and learned English through ESL classes; adult learners earned their GED; teachers supplied their classrooms without paying out-of-pocket; students had healthy snacks available to keep them going through the day; neighbors gained digital literacy skills; they gained employment and are now able to provide for their family. Because of you, not only will a family survive another month but they are now able to build a brighter future. Thank you for helping neighbors reach their full potential. Thank you for believing in Bluffton Self Help, so we can help neighbors believe in themselves.
neighbors received 431,428lbs of fresh produce, dairy, eggs, meat, and nonperishable groceries enabling them to stretch their budget and have better health, nutrition, and nourishment through access to healthy, fresh food.
households shopped for 22,993 articles of gently used workwear, school uniforms, and children’s clothing to build confidence.
families received Emergency Financial Assistance to avoid loss of utilities and prevent the threat of homelessness.
Education & Training
visits to our Learning & Literacy Centers helped to provide educational opportunities and create a pathway to personal success
Lowcountry residents attended English as a Second Language, Citizenship, Adult Basic Education, and GED Preparation classes to improve literacy skills and empower them to improve their lives.
Ten neighbors passed 17 GED subject tests and three neighbors earned their GED in the Fall 2022 semester.
adult learners utilized Bluffton Self Help’s computer labs for computer-based learning and skill development.
Bluffton Self Help awarded 7 scholarships for higher education to support neighbors’ educational attainment goals.
neighbors worked one-on-one with Client Advocates through 674 meetings to connect to resources, develop goals and work toward reaching personal success.
neighbors turned to The Resource Hub at Bluffton Self Help to support them on their path from surviving to thriving.
coordinated resources provided.
Community Resources | 202
Employment/Livable Wage | 54
Housing | 41
Education | 30
Benefit Applications | 72
Other | 10
neighbors earned their National Career Readiness Certificate to take the next step in their careers.
individuals received support with job searching, interview skills, and career planning to gain employment earning a livable wage.
Households received 58,619 pounds of free fresh produce through Community Fresh Xpress events.
Bluffton schools received 11,544 teacher supplies to help ensure teachers have the tools to provide an exceptional education to students.
school snacks were donated to all 10 Bluffton-area schools to help children stay nourished throughout the school day and focused on education not hunger.
families received groceries to prepare special holiday meals to gather around the table for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Joy was brought to 1,350 children in four counties with the distribution of 14,619 toys during the Christmas Season.
Red Apron Volunteers
volunteers donated 13,137 hours of their time in 2022, valued at $236,466.00.
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