About Us


Helping Hands offers HOPE, HELP, and CHANGE in Georgetown County. On faith-based principles,
we seek to create sustainable futures through job training and youth empowerment to
relieve generational and situational poverty, while meeting immediate needs of food insecurity, utility support, and dental care.

Two Core Commitments

01 Compassionate Care

First, through our Compassionate Care Program, we provide basic needs (food, clothing, utilities, and dental care) to help address the daily challenges of those struggling with poverty and crisis.

02 Time to Change

Second, through our Time to Change Program, we offer a highly structured, incentive-driven employment, career path, and youth empowerment programs designed to support individuals and families move out of poverty.

A History of Hope and Help

Helping Hands of Georgetown County, Inc. was established in 1989, through the extraordinary vision of founding board members. Representatives from 17 Covenant Churches in Georgetown County, South Carolina, came together. Their vision: Supporting one organization to serve this rural and poverty-stricken area.

The organization assesses and determines an adequate response to the area’s needs. Helping Hands has been a vital resource for Georgetown County residents in crisis. We provide help and opportunities for change. Donations from individuals, churches, civic clubs, and businesses power this vision. Helping Hands is grateful also for grants from public and private foundations.


A strong volunteer leadership team governs Helping Hands. It includes a Board of Directors and a Leadership Council representing Covenant Churches. Many original board members also serve on this council. Some mentor a new generation of Helping Hands leadership.


Board of Directors

Dick Rose, President
Troy Moss, Vice President
Melanie Hein, Secretary
Chris Cykoski, Treasurer
Dr. Roxie Braxton
Jonella Davis
Tyler Easterling
Seth Frederick
Barry Lieberman
Tyrone McCray
Ed McNulty
Jean Rothrock

Covenant Church Commitment

Helping Hands of Georgetown was founded by a handful of Georgetown Churches coming together to form a covenant to help those in need in the Georgetown area. To do we have 40 covenant churches from all over the county have come together to support our faith-based mission by providing Help, Hope, and Change to those who need us. Helping Hands impacts over 3,000 households a year. Our covenant churches support us by their financial gifts and food drive to keep our food pantry stocked. If your church would like more information about being a covenant church, please contact us by using the form below.

Andrews Church of God
Andrews First Baptist Church
Andrews PH Church
Andrews Presbyterian Church
Asbury UMC
Bethel UMC
Bethlehem Church of God
Bibleway Church
Browns Chapel
Calvary Baptist Church
Church of Christ
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Duncan Memorial UMC
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist
Georgetown First Baptist Church
Georgetown Pentecostal
Georgetown Presbyterian
Greater St Luke Holiness
Herbert Memorial UMC
Lowcountry Community Church LC#
Lakewood Baptist Church
LIving Word Christian Church
Mt Lebanon AME
Mt. Zion AME
North Poplar Ave. Church of God
Oak Grove UMC
Piney Grove Baptist
Prince George
Ringel Heights Baptist
Saint Marks AME
Spirit-Filled Ambassadors For Christ
St Delights PH Church
St. Paul’s Waccamaw UMC
Thomas Chapel AME
Trinity Lutheran
Trinity UMC
Victory Christian Center
Wayne UMC
Woodmen of the World Insurance

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