The Deep Well Project:
Islanders Helping Islanders for Over 40 Years

The Deep Well Project was founded in 1973, digging wells to provide clean safe water for the Islander Community.  Since then, it has been the source of emergency assistance to that same community and is 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.




A self select food pantry allows families to select exactly the foods they need, including fresh fruits and vegetables. We also deliver food to clients who cannot come to shop. 80% of our food is donated by our community.

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Rent and/or utility payment help is granted on a needs basis after being interviewed by a trained volunteer to determine eligibility.

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Our Furniture Program provides a range of gently used donated items to eligible clients who cannot afford an essential item, particularly when emergency replacement is required.


Our programs are designed to keep children engaged in school, providing food and medicine they need to stay healthy. Since our public schools require uniforms, we help by providing 5 uniform shirts and school supplies to each student in a family.


Our Livable Housing program is designed to help homeowners live in a safe and healthy environment. A variety of repair services are provided by volunteers each week, with many donated materials.

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Deep Well is AN ANGEL CHARITY which means that over 90% of every contribution goes directly to program services.