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The Deep Well Project is an "Angel Charity"
helping our Hilton Head neighbors in need

A predominantly volunteer-based non-profit, with a minimum of paid staff, The Deep Well Project has been helping neighbors in need since 1973.  The organization was founded by Charlotte Heinrichs as a service to the local community that suffered illness as a result of drinking contaminated water from shallow wells.  Over the decades, other needs evolved and so did "Deep Well" (as it's known on the island).  We help people in emergency situations by giving them an immediate hand up so that they can continue to help themselves.  It could be a rent payment between jobs or food for the family when the cupboard runs bare and when cash has all but run out.  It could be school uniforms for children or floor repairs or the construction of a much-needed wheelchair ramp.  At Deep Well, over 90% of our expenses go directly to client programs and services.



Through services and advocacy, The Hilton Head Island Deep Well Project partners with neighbors to meet their basic needs and create a bridge to self-sufficiency.



Connecting community to foster independence for our neighbors in need.






Click here to watch as former Mayor McCann sits down with executive director of the Deep Well Project, Sandy Gillis, to discuss a range of important topics of how Deep Well serves its community.

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Charlotte Heinrichs in 1971

Non-Discrimination Policy and Social Justice Statement of

The Hilton Head Island Deep Well Project


The Deep Well Project is a steadfast supporter of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusivity for our clients, volunteers and staff.


We strive to ensure the rights of all clients of The Deep Well Project to access benefits and services without discrimination on the basis of culture, geography, politics, religion, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disabilities, national origin or socioeconomic aspects.

To view our full non-discrimination statement, click HERE

To view our full social justice statement, click HERE

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