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Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation

Supporting Health, Housing, Hunger & Educational Charities of the Low Country

2016 Grants Award Luncheon

Each year, upon completion of the grants vetting process, the Foundation announces the names of grant recipients at a very special Grants Award Luncheon, held at the Wexford Clubhouse during the month of February. Guests at the luncheon include one representative of each grantee organization, along with the Foundation’s Founders’ Society member donors, and going forward, the Cornerstone donors.

This year’s luncheon was held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

 2016 Grant Recipients

Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island (BGCHHI): Grant will help fund a primary grade tech and educational center for 6-8 year olds in its afternoon program.

 The Children’s Center: This year’s grant underwrites the purchase of digital assessment portfolios for 220 children plus Creative Curriculum Kits that coordinate with the assessment portfolios.

 The Children’s Relief Fund: This year’s grant is directed toward the cost of providing therapy.

 South Carolina K-9 Emergency Response Team: Our grant will underwrite the Hug-A-Tree program, which will supply instructional material and 180 kits to children at the Boys and Girls Club, teaching appropriate behavior and actions should they become lost.

 Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA): The Foundation grant will assist in the expansion of counseling services offered at the satellite office in Bluffton by providing for an additional full-time Domestic Violence Counselor.

 Family Promise: Our 2016 grant will assist homeless individuals who have secured jobs but need additional funds to access affordable housing while completing the 90-day life skills course.

 First Books of Beaufort: The funding provided by our Foundation will enable First Books of Beaufort to purchase books to support the Bluffton Expansion Program for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year and to support Bluffton and Hilton Head for the entire 2016-2017 school year.

 Grateful Hearts Soup Kitchen: The Foundation’s 2016 grant will help support this all volunteer organization’s program to provide a free hot lunch to approximately 100 homeless, hungry or unemployed or underemployed Hilton Head Island residents two days per week.

 The Heather Trew Foundation: Our 2016 grant will enable the purchase of IPads to use at events to take advantage of the quick donor registry sign-up process implemented in South Carolina.

Hilton Head Island Safe Harbor: This year’s grant will fund the purchase of a TV and DVD player so that movie nights may be held several nights per month providing social opportunities outside of the home.

 Hope Haven: Funding from the Foundation will support the Children’s Advocacy Program for child abuse victims and their families, which includes children’s forensic interviews, counseling and medical evaluations, mental health treatment/counseling and family advocacy.

 Meals on Wheels: Our 2016 grant will cover the food costs for providing 1560 meals, which is enough to provide six clients with a meal a day for an entire year.

 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): The 2016 funding from our Foundation will pay for advertising and outreach in support of several diverse programs for families, parents, teachers, military and police that help develop skills and techniques in recognizing and dealing with mental illness.

Neighborhood Outreach Connection: The majority of our 2016 grant is earmarked for support of teachers in the NOC pre-school, after-school and virtual learning programs, as well as underwriting the cost of computer and technology equipment and healthy snacks/juices.

 Programs for Exceptional People (PEP): The 2016 grant will underwrite the purchase of supplies and equipment for a PEP Gallery and Photo Copy Center that PEP adults will run, earn money and have vocational training.

 Second Helpings: Annually, this organization picks up 2.65 million pounds of food from supermarkets, restaurants and stores.  The food, which would otherwise be thrown away, is delivered to more than 60 non-profit charities and food banks in Beaufort County.  This year’s grant will assist with the purchase of a new truck that will allow better and more reliable delivery.