mission-600x142For every bit that you do, or give, or sponsor, or fund, or share, on behalf of Bluffton Self Help, we are very thankful. With over 34,000 touch points in and around our community this past year, we hope to continue to earn your trust and loyal support.

In the News…

Bluffton Self Help Announces New Executive Leadership

Bluffton Self Help is happy to announce our new Executive Director.  After a four month search, Bluffton Self Help's (BSH) selection committee made a recommendation to the board on their new Executive Director, Kimberly Hall.  Kimberly's role is to provide overall executive leadership to the organization's operations, as well as lead marketing, fund development and volunteer activities.  

"Kimberly's leadership and proven strength for building strategic partnerships are essential to advancing the mission of Bluffton Self Help," says Ashley Feaster, Bluffton Self Help's Board Chair.  "BSH has immense community support and we are excited to share Kimberly's enthusiasm, creativity and compassion with both our community partners and our neighbors in need."

Thirty years ago, Bluffton Self Help was founded by Mrs. Ida Martin on the philosophy that no one should go hungry or face crisis alone in the Bluffton area.  Everyone should have access to quality food, clothing and assistance.  "There is such a wonderful foundation in which Bluffton Self Help is established; a legacy I want to continue and grow on behalf of Mrs. Ida and her family for years to come.  I look forward to working with our outstanding staff and dedicated volunteers to strengthen relationships with community partners and build more support for an organization that annually impacts the lives of thousands of our Bluffton neighbors in need." 

Kimberly is new to the area from Orlando, Florida where she most recently led statewide marketing, volunteer and fund development functions for Easterseals Florida. Prior to that, Kimberly was with United Way Suncoast in Tampa for more than 7 years where she was Vice President of Investor Relations leading the $25 million workplace campaign.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Florida in Orlando and Masters in Business Administration from The University of Tampa.  She and her husband Chris reside in Bluffton with their two young children.  Kimberly can be reached at kim@blufftonselfhelp.org or by phone at 843.757.8886

Special Thank You to Women in Philanthropy supporting hunger and poverty

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Women in Philanthropy

Bluffton Self Help is proud to receive a grant from Women in Philanthropy to support the financial assistance program for elderly and handicapped facing costs associated with extreme weather conditions.  This grant will make funds available in October 2016 for this purpose.

Women in Philanthropy (more here)



Special thank you to the women golfers of Sun City who AGAIN hosted the Chatterton Charity Classic Event in support of local charities.  Bluffton Self Help was a recipient of funds to support the programs offered to held our local Bluffton neighbors in need of food, clothing and emergency financial (more here)

Wells Fargo Supports Workshops to Help Move People Out of Poverty

Wells Fargo Supports Workshops to Help Move People Out of Poverty

A special thank you is extended to Wells Fargo for their recent grant toward Bluffton Self Help’s workshop program. This program offers financial fitness classes to our neighbors to move them out of poverty and help educate them on becoming self -reliant. Workshops are also offered on nutrition, home maintenance, j(more here)

Hilton Head Hospital Collects Cereal for Those Facing Poverty and Hunger

Hilton Head Hospital Collects Cereal for Those Facing Poverty and Hunger

Special THANK YOU to Hilton Head Hospital staff and visitors who collected over 700 boxes of cereal to share with food pantries in the area.  Bluffton Self Help was the lucky recipient of 250 boxes and, believe us when we say, these boxes of cereal will go flying out our (more here)

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Most Needed Food Items

Our most requested food items include:

  • Peanut Butter and Jellies
  • Dried pasta of all kinds
  • Boxed Macaroni & Cheese
  • Boxed or bagged dinner mixes
  • Canned Chicken Broth
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Boxed mixes
  • Fresh Produce
  • Fresh Collard Greens, Fresh Cabbage
  • Shopping Bags

Our most requested non-food items include:

  • Disposable Diapers
  • Ensure food supplement
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste

Our pantry is often critically low. When you do your grocery shopping, please consider buying any or all of these items to contribute to the community food pantry. Click here to view our convenient shopping list.

Our most requested clothing items include:

  • Clean, seasonal clothing
  • All sizes are needed

Please avoid donating:

  • Clothes beyond repair
  • Mildewed clothing
  • Under garments
  • Bathing suits
  • Lingerie