Difference Makers
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WAHHI women can put their gifts, expertise, talent, time, and generosity by participating in Difference Makers events. Typically, a monthly project is coordinated to meet a need of one of our community non-profit or other area organizations which may involve education regarding the specified organization’s history & purpose, collection of needed donations, and, as often as possible, hands-on work to benefit an organization‘s short-term need. 

WAHHI members who volunteer to lead and/or participate in these projects have FUN meeting and serving these worthwhile charitable organizations in our area. Participation in Difference Maker projects is “as available” and no long-term commitment is required, however, many of our members may decide to become regular volunteers at one of these community non-profit organizations.

In 2022-23, Difference Makers have led our Association’s efforts to:

✳️Provide arts & crafts supplies to the Sandbox Children’s Museum for their many art programs in which underprivileged children participate and are enriched & entertained.

✳️Collect and assemble household kits for Hopeful Horizons used to outfit new homes for victims of domestic violence and abuse.

✳️Teach & assist disabled clients of Pockets Full of Sunshine how to make Christmas ornaments that could be sold in their Christmas market booths and online store.

✳️Bring joy to the impoverished families of the Children’s Center by collecting and delivering Christmas gifts and toys.

✳️Build a safer, more usable pathway, weed, trim and spread mulch to beautify the grounds surrounding the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic on HHI. A food drive addressed some of the needed replenishment of this organization’s food pantry.

✳️Educate our own membership in potentially life-saving health measures and emergency preparedness in partnership with the American Red Cross, Hilton Head Fire & Rescue, & Lowcountry Hospice. 

✳️Increase environmental awareness by learning to build oyster habitats and promote oyster shell recycling efforts in collaboration with Outside Foundation.

A huge THANK YOU to the leadership of Difference Makers and every WAHHI member who contributed to the success of these efforts.

The Difference Makers are happy to entertain opportunities to support a local nonprofit organization in making a difference in a day.  If you have an opportunity that you would like us to consider, please click the link below to complete our application.  We receive many requests during the year and will try to accommodate as many as possible!  Please make sure to add your group’s contact information.

WAHHI Difference Makers – 2022-2023 Project Submission Form

October Hopeful Horizons Project Recap and photos

Your generosity is overwhelming, and we are so grateful for what you achieved! Over 50 kits were put together for survivors of domestic violence who are starting their lives over and working with Hopeful Horizons, right here in our community. Thank you for your enthusiasm, your caring and kindness, your gifts and your hard work.

 Our volunteer team will be helping families establish new homes after fleeing violence and they will have that very special feeling of “home” when they move in. Thank you thank you thank you!

The Joy of Health & Wellness

Difference Makers held a very successful event, The Joy of Health & Wellness on March 9th @ Hilton Head Public Library.

70+ WAHHI women heard from an OB/Gyn doctor (and WAHHI member) about the importance of staying up to date on pelvic, breast & colon screening exams and the importance of flu, pneumonia, shingles, and other vaccines.
An HHI Fire & Rescue representative gave details and demonstrated the hands-only CPR method and how to find and use an AED machine.
Our WAHHI past President, Tamra Avrit, spoke via video about saving her husband’s life by performing CPR.
The importance of blood donation was stressed by an American Red Cross representative and a Nurse Practitioner from Hospice Care of the Lowcountry spoke about hospice vs palliative care.
All speakers were available afterward for questions and with information on how to sign up for CPR classes & blood donation.

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