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, 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

  • Jean Rothrock (chair)
  • Melanie Hein (vice chair)
  • Rick Danser (secretary)
  • Brenda Chapman (treasurer)
  • Chris Cykoski
  • Barbara Heyward
  • Barry Lieberman
  • George Magas
  • Tyron McCray
  • Ed McNulty
  • Dr. Maggie Moffett
  • Dick Rose
  • Sue Roux
  • Brennan Smith
  • Thais Thomas

Covenant Church Commitment

Helping Hands of Georgetown was founded by a handful of Georgetown County area churches coming together to form a covenant to help those in need in the Georgetown area. Today, we have over 35 covenant churches from all over the county that come together to support our faith-based mission by providing Help + Hope to = Change to our neighbors in need. Helping Hands impacts over 2,250 households a year. Our covenant churches help make those impacts by supporting us through their financial gifts and food drive donations. 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 Pentecostal Holiness Church
Andrews Presbyterian Church
Asbury UMC
Bethel UMC
Browns Chapel Baptist Church
Church of Christ
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Duncan Memorial UMC
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church
First Calvary Baptist Church
Georgetown First Baptist Church
Georgetown Pentecostal Holiness Church
Georgetown Presbyterian Church
Greater Bibleway Church of Georgetown
Greater St. Luke Holiness Church
Herbert Memorial UMC
Lakewood Baptist Church
Living Word Christian Church
Lowcountry Community Church (LC3)
Mt. Lebanon AME Church
Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Mt. Zion AME Church
North Poplar Avenue Church of God
Oak Grove UMC
Piney Grove Baptist Church
Prince George Winyah Epsicopal Church
Ringel Heights Baptist Church
Spirit-Filled Ambassadors for Christ
St. Marks AME Church
St. John AME Church
St. Paul’s Waccamaw UMC
Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church
Temple Beth Elohim
Thomas Chapel AME Church
Trinity Lutheran Church
Trinity UMC
Victory Christian Center
Wayne UMC

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