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.
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.
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.
Dick Rose, President
Joan Meacham, Vice-President
Pat Lowery, Secretary
Troy Moss, Treasurer
Dr. Celeste Pringle
David Tisdale, President
Thomas Alford, Vice President
Chris Jones President
Stella Cameron, Vice President
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.