Heritage Library Foundation
The Heritage Library Foundation was a finalist in the 2020 Charity of the Year category.
The mission of Heritage Library Foundation is to promote the study of local history and ancestry throughout the community. The Heritage Library is a premier history and ancestry research center and named as one of the top ten places in the world to conduct family research. They are the repository for Hilton Head Island history dating from the time of Native American inhabitants through colonization, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and modern development
The award came with a $5,000 grant from the PGA TOUR to assist HLF in expanding their online resources. The funds will help create four videos that teach lessons around Hilton Head Island historic sites and the period they are from. Students will be utilized in the production of these videos from creating scripts, working with a videographer, participating as living history characters and editing the final products. The videos will be available to local schools, parents and libraries.
Pockets Full of Sunshine
Pockets Full of Sunshine’s mission is to make Beaufort County a sunnier place by employing intellectually and physically disabled adults in a socially inclusive and community oriented setting.
In 2019, the organization was honored by the PGA TOUR, nationally, as a "charity of the year" finalist. Angela McSwain, marketing and communications director for the Heritage Classic Foundation said, "There are more than 40 events on the PGA TOUR and all of them support worthwhile charities in their communities. For Pockets Full of Sunshine to be named a PGA TOUR Charity of the Year finalist says a lot about their program and the important services they provide to their Rays. We are proud to have them be a registered charity of the Heritage Classic Foundation."
Second Helpings, a Hilton Head Island-based non-profit beneficiary of the RBC Heritage, was named the 2018 PGA TOUR Charity of the Year by the PGA TOUR.
With a mission of alleviating hunger by excelling in the ongoing development and management of a distribution channel between food donors and charitable food providers, Second Helpings is doing its part to help end hunger in South Carolina. Specifically, Second Helpings rescues food that would be discarded by grocery or other stores and distributes it to agencies and churches, who in return serve the needy and challenged in the South Carolina Lowcountry area. Since its formation in 1992, Second Helpings has distributed over 30 million pounds of food to the needy.
What else is there to know? Take a look at the the impact Second Helpings has on its community.