There are many ways to contribute —
all vital to Deep Well's mission.
It's important to note that, in 2012, Deep Well was
designated an "Angel Charity" by the State of South Carolina,
because roughly 93% of all funds received are awarded, in
the form of food, clothing, school supplies, Christmas toys or
rent, utility, prescription or other similar payments on
behalf of qualified, needy clients.
This level of efficiency was in place before 2012,
and continues today.
Donations of Cash or Check
The Hilton Head Deep Well Project is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization that depends solely on the generosity of individual islanders, churches, civic and service organizations, the United Way of the Lowcountry, Bargain Box, Heritage Golf Foundation, the Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. No government monies are used in our work.
Consider that your donation might qualify for a partial or complete match from another organization (such as the Heritage Golf Foundation) or, in many cases, a current or former employer. Many major corporations have extensive matching gifts programs and that can often double the value of your contribution. For a partial list of U.S. corporations with matching gift programs, click on "Matching Gift" Corporations, in the drop down box above.
There are several easy ways to contribute directly to Deep Well. Here's all the information you'll need.
Send a check: Checks should be made out to "The Deep Well Project" and mailed to The Deep Well Project, P.O. Box 5543, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938.
On-Line via Credit Card: Please read the directions below, first.
1. Click the "DONATE" button below, and you'll be taken to a secure PayPal payment page.
2. Enter the donation amount, then click the "UPDATE" button.
3. If you're using PayPal, log in and proceed. If you're not using Pay Pal, ignore the "Log-in to PayPal" box, then click "CONTINUE" near the credit card images and follow the on-screen instructions.
4. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of the donation AND a letter from The Deep Well Project via U.S. Mail.
Donations of Food, Furniture and Household Goods
Non-perishable food items are always welcome; in fact, most of the food we distribute is donated, with a smaller portion purchased by Deep Well. Food items can be brought directly to our office between 9AM - 5PM Monday through Friday; if you're unable to get your food donation to us, call 843-785-2849 and we can arrange a pick-up.
Furniture & Household Goods
Gently-used furniture (meaning no torn or soiled upholstery, for example), and refrigerators, free-standing stoves, washers and dryers that are in good working condition are always in need. We also accept silverware, glasses, china, pots and pans, towels and bedding. If you can bring it to Deep Well, that would be appreciated. If that's not possible, however, our Deep Well truck goes out once a week to pick up donated items. So feel free to call our office to arrange a pick-up.
Consider making Deep Well a beneficiary of your estate. In addition to the personal satisfaction you can derive from a philanthropic bequest, you may save estate taxes, depending on the size of your estate. You might wish to express your bequest as a percentage of your estate rather than a specific dollar amount, thereby protecting your primary beneficiaries in the event of a reduction in the size of your estate.
You could also consider making Deep Well a beneficiary of your tax-deferred retirement plan.
Our Tax ID Number
All donations made to Deep Well are tax deductible. We are a registered non-profit organization complying with the requirements of section 501(C)3 of the U.S. Federal Income Tax Code. As a result, a donation made to us may be deducted from your income taxes as an itemized deduction.
Our Tax ID Number is 57-0566098.