The Deep Well Project:
Islanders Helping Islanders for Over 40 Years
The Deep Well Project was founded in 1973. Since then, it has been supported by individuals, businesses, religious institutions, foundations, clubs, schools and various other organizations. It is the island's charity — truly islanders helping their neighbors in need — and reflects the caring community in which we live.
The Deep Well Santa Shop 2016
Every December, the multi-purpose space in Deep Well's new facility at 80 Capital Drive is transformed into a wonderful shop of toys, books and games of all sorts, as well as clothes of all sizes — all so that qualifying low-income and needy families can come in and shop for their children. Although Deep Well has helped make the holidays special for thousands of of children through the years, the debut of the "Santa Shop" in 2013 was a smashing success. Why? Because it empowered families to have a greater involvement in their children's Christmas, with the opportunity to select the items they knew their children would like best. And the kids were more surprised than ever! WATCH BELOW TO SEE HOW IT HAPPENS
Another reason for the Santa Shop's success has been the generosity of individuals and organizations on Hilton Head Island. Their individual gifts and numerous toy drives have always been the keys to make this and other Deep Well programs a real value to the community. Some look at it as "giving back", some help "just because" — no matter the reasons, the spirit of giving is alive and well here. Islanders helping islanders is not only a miracle of the holidays, but the year round! Click on "Islanders Helping Islanders" under the "How We Help" tab above to see more pictures.