Local Outreach
 
This ministry initiates opportunities to support local community organizations needs, as well as programs developed within our own congregation and/or the PCUSA.
 
BackPack Buddies: An interfaith community program, BPB provides food for students in the Hilton Head and Ridgeland elementary schools who are on reduced or free lunch programs in a backpack with nutritious, child-friendly food for the weekend. In addition to monetary support, volunteers pick up, pack and deliver food to the schools.
 
Book Buddies: Volunteers adopt 3rd, 4th or 5th grade classes at Ridgeland Elementary School and create a “pen-pal” relationship with the students.
 
Books ‘n Bucks: Volunteers help to collect and distribute books for needy schools in South Carolina.
 
GED Mentor Program: Volunteers help people obtain their General Education Diploma by serving as mentor/teacher.
 
Habitat for Humanity: Volunteers help to build, through financial contributions and volunteer construction work, affordable housing at The Glen off Marshland Road on Hilton Head Island.  Volunteers can also work at Habitat’s thrift shop, The ReStore, in Bluffton.
 
People in Need: Volunteers are needed Tuesday mornings in the church office offering assistance to people who need help with rent, food, utilities and medical expenses.
 
Presbyterian Communities: Volunteers report updates and the ongoing needs of this non-profit service enabling retirees to live with dignity and independence.
 
School Uniform Drive: Volunteers help with coordinating and sorting of donated school uniforms for children in local school districts.
 
Thornwell Home for Children Liaison: Volunteers help plan and develop Christmas collection for children living at the Thornwell Home for Children.