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.  Deep Well receives no government-funding and over 90% of each donation goes directly to program services.


Our mission:

We help neighbors in need by providing basic assistance in emergency situations.  This assistance is immediate and non-bureaucratic, and it's intended to provide clients with "a hand up, not a hand-out."





Charlotte Heinrichs in 1971

Non-Discrimination Policy 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

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