Our Holiday Food Drive Continues. We Still Need Turkeys, Hams and Non-Perishables.
The holidays are a special time of year for most folks, but to our neighbors in need, it all to often makes their needs feel more acute. And that means a special need for turkeys, hams and the trimmings that go with traditional holiday meals. We're blessed to have local stores and restaurants contribute hundreds of turkeys, but we can always use one more. Or two. Or ten. Or twenty! What size? Any size from 8-12 pounds is a comfortable range and they'll fit our freezers just fine, until it's time to deliver. Want to change it up this year? Donate a ham or two. It will all be tremendously appreciated!
So please help in any way you can. We're open to accept your food contributions Monday through Friday from 9AM until 5PM.
MORE SPECIAL HOLIDAY NEEDS
Be A "Secret Santa" to Children In Need. Adopt a Family This Christmas.
You can share the holiday spirit with those islanders who are unable to provide Christmas gifts and dinners for their families. Simply adopt a family, choosing one with just one child, or a family with more than one child. Children could range in age from one up to 12 years old.
After you've registered, Deep Well will provide you with the names, ages and secret wishes of your recipients. You can choose to provide them with gifts. Or a holiday dinner. Or both!You can deliver your holiday bounty yourself, or we'll be happy to preserve your anonymity, if you prefer, and make the delivery for you. Either way, it can be a great way for you or your family . . . or your employees, if you run a business . . . to experience the true joy of the season.
We welcome your participation. Just complete the form below and e-mail it to email@example.com. You can fax it to 843-785-4214. You can mail it to us at P.O. Box 5543, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938. Bring it to our offices. Or call us at 843-785-2849 -- we'll take the information over the phone and answer any questions you might have.
YES! WE WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DEEP WELL "SECRET SANTA" CHRISTMAS PROGRAM.
Contact Name: _____________________________________________
Contact Phone: ____________________________________________ Contact e-Mail: ____________________________________________ I/We would like to adopt __ families (or __ individuals). We would like to provide them with (circle either or both): DINNER GIFTS
TOYS ARE GREAT AND BOOKS CAN BE EVEN BETTER!
Of course, Deep Well is always looking for toys that will put a smile on the face of a pre-schooler through age 12. But want to give a child a gift that can be a real life changer? Try a book. This Christmas, Deep Well would like to give at least one new book to every child on our list.
Remember your favorite book as a child? Want to be sure you're more contemporary? Simply Google "Books for Children By Age Groups" and you'll find many resources for age appropriate children's books. Please help us with this project -- donate a book, or two, to share with a child that might never have such a precious gift of their own. It will create magic for a lifetime!
The population of Hilton Head Island was reported as 37,000 in the 2010 Census Data, While the island boasts a median income 40% above the national average, there are also:
7% of our population, some 2,600 islanders, living below the poverty line.
Thousands more work at lower level jobs that often provide for day to day living, but do not allow for any misfortune, such as sickness or injury. They have no safety net.
Statistics from the 2010 Census Data, and the 2006 Census Data Estimates. While names have been changed in this story to protect the beneficiary's identity, this is one of our real cases and his story is true.