At The Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island’s (WAHHI) February event, “WAHHI’s 60th Anniversary Program”, we announced Community Grants to 7 deserving nonprofit organizations. Since its founding in 1961, WAHHI has donated thousands of dollars to projects that benefit the community. Through the WAHHI Charitable Fund administered by The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, WAHHI awards grants to local charitable organizations to support specific program needs that align with the core values expressed in WAHHI’s mission statement: To facilitate communication among women, to encourage projects that benefit the community and to promote the natural and cultural beauty of the Lowcountry.
Congratulations to our 2021 WAHHI Charitable Fund Grant Recipients. Five organizations support women and children efforts in our community and two support our community’s history and culture. All will receive $1,500 grants. Thank you to the generosity of our members and our Charitable Fund partners for making these efforts happen for our community!
The Heritage Library – The WAHHI grant will create a new video library which will include a series of “Our Stories” video vignettes sharing the rich history of the local community.
Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection Project and Sea Turtle Patrol – WAHHI funds will be used to purchase 20 signs, which will be mounted on lifeguard boxes to remind beach goers of town ordinances that protect the Sea Turtles.
Family Promise of Beaufort County – WAHHI funds will support registration and childcare for four children for two weeks allowing their parents to seek employment and find stability.
Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island – The grant will make one hundred flu shots available in September and early October 2021 for minority women and children.
Sandalwood Community Food Pantry – The grant will support a new pilot program to address the inequity that exists among low income, single mothers who do not own cars and are not able to travel to the food pantry. It will provide one hundred UBER roundtrip transportation vouchers for these moms over a four-month period.
Pregnancy Center & Clinic of the Low Country – The grant will support educational classes offered to pregnant uninsured and underserved women residing in Beaufort and Jasper counties.
The Children’s Center – The grant will be used to support low-income infant and toddler programs.
60th Anniversary Community Gift Recipients –
Coastal Discovery Museum ($20,000); and
The Sandbox Children’s Museum ($2,500).