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Thanks to our volunteers and special donors


The Deep Well Project is a grass-roots organization, primarily staffed by hard-working and gifted volunteers.  Deep Well volunteers donated 21,336 hours of their most precious gift … their TIME… in 2023.  


Volunteers help staff our office and pantry five days per week, make food deliveries, do repair work on clients’ homes to keep them “livable,” schedule donated furniture pick-ups weekly, blow off the parking lot, and most importantly, help set strategy for the organization and research new initiatives to help the community.   Within the Circles program there is also a wide variety of "jobs" for volunteers - being an intentional friend or Ally, using your closet caterer skills for the weekly, sit-down meal for about 80 people, or jumping into the Big View team to tackle systemic and structural challenges that are barriers for local families.


Our volunteers come from all walks of life:  banking, hospitality, government, carpentry, law, retail, plus a few flight attendants, homemakers and probably a candle-stick maker!


Deep Well’s donor base is just as varied as our volunteers.  We rely exclusively on funding from private individuals, businesses, service organizations and charitable grants and foundations.   Our only fund-raising time is during the holidays, and that single campaign usually raises 35-50% of the operating funds we need for the next year.  Here’s a partial list of some of our special grant partners who supported us in 2023, on whom we count on for the balance of our operational needs:


Deep Well Funding Partners

  • Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

  • The Bargain Box

  • United Way of the Lowcountry

  • Coastal Community Foundation

  • Adventure Hilton Head

  • American Legion, Post 185

  • Berkeley Hall Charitable Fund

  • Breedlove Foundation

  • Bristol Foundation

  • Congregation Beth Yam

  • Central Church

  • Christian Renewal Church

  • Church Mouse Thrift Shop

  • Clark Family Foundation

  • Colleton River Charitable Fund

  • Collins Group Realty

  • First Presbyterian Church

  • Friends of Callawassie Island

  • FWDG

  • Gant Family Foundation

  • Ginn Family Foundation

  • Gleason Family Foundation

  • Goulder Foundation

  • Helen H. Payne Fund

  • Hendrick Family Foundation

  • Heritage Classic Foundation

  • Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors

  • Hilton Head Island Community Church

  • Hilton Head Running Club / Al and Keri Olivetti

  • Hilton Head Plantation Women's Club

  • Hilton Head Presbyterian Church

  • Island Lutheran Church

  • Island Tire

  • Italian American Club

  • Kennedy Family Foundation

  • Kilrea Foundation

  • Long Cove Community Fund

  • Dr. Matthew Mastrorocco

  • Moss Creek Giving Fund

  • North Island Baptist Church

  • Palmetto Dunes Cares

  • Port Royal Community Fund

  • Providence Presbyterian Church

  • Raiti Family Foundation

  • St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church

  • St. Francis Thrift Shop

  • Van Horn Foundation

  • Ward Foundation

  • Wexford Community Foundation

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Deep Well Product/Service Partners

  • Action Roofing

  • All Saints Episcopal Church

  • AmeriPro Inc.

  • Anchor Hardware

  • Auto Pro

  • Beachside Rentals

  • Blufton United Methodist

  • Central Church

  • Charter One Realty & Marketing

  • Christ Lutheran Church

  • Christian Renewal Church

  • Church of Christ

  • Circle K Stores

  • Clifford Allen & Associates

  • Coastal Home Interiors

  • Coastal Pest Control

  • Collins Group Realty

  • Collins Septic Systems

  • Congregation Beth Yam

  • Cycle Bar

  • David White Plumbing

  • Degler Waste Services

  • Delta Roofing

  • Endangered Arts

  • Espy Lumber

  • First Presbyterian Church

  • Franklin Heating & Air

  • George Williams Roofing

  • Gourmet Warehouse

  • Gray’s Heating & Air

  • Grayco Building Center

  • The Greenery

  • H&H Auto

  • Heritage Farmers, Sea Pines

  • Hilton Head Beach Rentals

  • Hilton Head Island Community Church

  • Hilton Head Island High School

  • Hilton Head Island Fire and Rescue

  • Hilton Head Rotary Club

  • Hilton Head Plantation Women’s Club

  • Horry’s Water Well Inc.

  • Host 2 Coast

  • Indigo Run Friends - Food and Toy Drive

  • Island Lutheran Church

  • Island Recreation Center

  • Island Tire

  • JW Roofing

  • Keller Williams Realty

  • Kelly & Sons Plumbing

  • Lenny Goethe Electric

  • Long Cove Friends - Food and Toy Drive

  • Lowcountry Council of Governments

  • Lowtide Plumbing

  • Marriott’s Barony, Surf Watch, Grand Ocean & Harbour Town Resorts

  • Old South Exterminators

  • Orange Theory

  • Palmetto Dunes Residents

  • Palmetto Electric Trust

  • Palmetto Hall Friends - Food and Toy Drive

  • Palmetto Mobile Home Supply

  • Penn State Alumni

  • Piggly Wiggly at Coligny Plaza

  • Pinckney Well Drilling

  • Pinckney Air

  • Pocket Full of Sunshine

  • Providence Presbyterian Church

  • Publix Supermarkets

  • Rain Tight Roofing

  • Resort Elite Group

  • Salty Dog

  • Scouts

  • Sea Grass Grille

  • Sea Pines Friends - Food Drives

  • Sea Pines Montessori

  • Second Helpings

  • Sharonview Credit Union

  • Shelter Cove Events

  • Shipyard Residents

  • St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church

  • St. Lukes Church

  • Stevenson's Bobcat Services

  • Stoneworks

  • Summerhouse Residents

  • Sweet Al's Bakery

  • TidePointe Community

  • Triple "D" Electric

  • Vaughn Business Systems

  • Volunteers in Medicine

  • Waterwalk Residents

  • Weichert Realtors

  • Wexford Friends - Food Drive

  • Windmill Harbour Friends - Food Drive

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Deep Well thanks all our wonderful donors for your gifts of time, food, toys and checks.   It’s remarkable how generous the community is when it comes to reaching out and helping those less fortunate.  From the donor who drops off a box of cereal for the pantry to the donor who has the means to write a large check – ALL gifts are so precious and valued.  Our most treasured gift is when a former client stops by to make a donation because they’re now in a better, more secure place and they want to 'pay it forward.' 

The power of self-sufficiency is the greatest gift Deep Well can offer to our clients.  

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- Executive Director, Sandy Gillis

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