WAHHI has a long history of community activism and support for local nonprofit organizations. Over the years, grants have been awarded to organizations aligned with WAHHI’s mission statement. The 2022 WAHHI Charitable Grant Fund awarded grants to eight local nonprofits that meshed with WAHHI’s mission and addressed the many challenges of the pandemic and the emerging attempts to return to normalcy. Grants for 2022 focused on a number of aspects of community resilience. The grants recognized programs that responded to the ever-changing needs of our community through innovative approaches to meet community challenges.
Congratulations to our 2022 Charitable Fund Grant Recipients. Representatives of the selected organizations shared their plans for the grant dollars at the February WAHHI Luncheon. The stories they shared revealed the challenges many in our community face on a daily basis. Thank you to WAHHI members and our Charitable Fund partners for their generosity. Together we make a difference!
Hopeful Horizons – This organization serves victims of domestic violence.
The grant money is being used to provide wellness and self-care kits requested by therapists to be given to clients who complete the Children’s Advocacy Program in Bluffton.
Love House Learning Center – The WAHHI grant has helped this organization establish an academic support program to address the academic losses incurred during COVID.
Materials were purchased to support academic interventions for primary school students for the upcoming year.
Lowcountry Alliance For Healthy Youth – Isolation and the stress of distance learning create new stressors for the teens in our community.
LCAHY programs offer services and activities that reduce risk factors and enhance the protection of our youths through mentoring, support groups, etc.
Low Country Legal Volunteers – The grant supported the Housing Protection Program, providing legal assistance to help clients facing eviction and homelessness.
Neighborhood Outreach Connection – NOC funded a nutrition and wellness program with the grant they received.
Forty-five participants attended sessions on nutrition and food preparation to learn the foundation of healthy, economical food choices. Grocery gift cards were given to all those who completed the training sessions.
Pregnancy Center & Clinic of the Low Country – The WAHHI grant enabled The Pregnancy Center to provide counseling and support to the uninsured and underserved women in Beaufort County.
Sandalwood Community Food Pantry – This local nonprofit utilized the grant to address the daily needs of families with young children for diapers and wipes.
Due to lingering unemployment and increasing food costs, little money is left to cover these additional necessities.
The Children’s Center – Childcare needs multiplied during the pandemic.
The grant was deployed to help support the need for critical workers to obtain childcare services so they could continue in the workforce.