Fulfilling the mission of Bluffton Self Help would not be possible without the continuous financial support of so many individuals and organizations in our community. Our donors have enabled us to provide free food, clothing and short-term financial assistance to our neighbors in need. Last year, more than 28,000 people were served with the help of local donors.

When clients come to BSH for assistance, they are carefully screened using several criteria for qualification, including verification of residence, work-history, and seriousness of the need. Over 90 percent of every dollar donated is returned to the client to meet their critical needs.

There are numerous ways you can give to Bluffton Self Help:

“Cash Gifts”

Gifts of cash, made by check or online, are the most popular forms of charitable giving. Cash gifts are attractive because they are simple to make, immediately effective, and easily directed to the greatest needs. Most of our donors give to our general fund, which allows it to be used as it is most needed at the discretion of the Board and Executive Director. Many donors choose to designate their gift for a particular cause. The Building Endowment and our Education Fund are two popular alternatives.

“Recurring Monthly Gifts”

In addition to checks, you may choose to make a monthly gift with a credit card via PayPal. (Just click on the “Make a Monthly Donation with PayPal” to the right.) Or, you may wish to  discuss your giving preference with our Executive Director, who will customize a giving program for you.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match the contributions made by their employees, thereby doubling or even tripling the gifts made to their charity of choice. Ask your company about its policies and procedures regarding matching gifts.

Giving Partners

Annual gifts of $5,000 or more from individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations significantly underwrite the programs and services we provide. We gratefully acknowledge their generous giving in the following ways:

  • United Way of the Lowcountry
  • Berkeley Hall Charity Cup
  • Hargray / Caring Coins
  • Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
  • Bargain Box
  • Women in Philanthropy
  • FEMA
  • Ginn Family Foundation
  • C. Douglas and Harriett T. Miller Family Fund

“Endowments and Gift Initiatives”

Bluffton Self Help seeks gifts to endow its ongoing charity work, as well as special initiatives to provide nutrition education and other services to those most at risk. We invite donors to meet with us to learn more about our building endowment or establish an endowment that will best serve your giving goals.

Doug Adamson,  Fundraising Chair… “The opportunity to serve has never been stronger, while our needs continue to grow dramatically.” Like the community it serves, Bluffton Self Help needs your assistance. Your donations help us buy food in bulk and provide financial assistance to our clients, in addition to supporting general operating expenses. If you would like to learn for about this important initiative, please contact Doug Adamson, BSH Fundraising Chair.
Email Doug here.

Please consider making a one-time gift or a recurring monthly donation via PayPal. Your gift is greatly appreciated and assures that Bluffton Self Help will continue to serve neighbors in need by offering them free food, clothing, and critically needed financial assistance, all in your name.

I would like to make a ONE-TIME gift to Bluffton Self Help.


By clicking on the button above, you will be taken to PayPal, where you can pay with your credit card or PayPal account.

I would like to pay by CHECK directly to Bluffton Self Help.

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We thank you in advance for your support. You may designate your check in any way that you wish. (If you need help with this, please give us a call at (843) 757-8000.) 

Please make your check payable to Bluffton Self Help, Inc. and send to:

Lili Coleman, Executive Director

Bluffton Self Help

Post Office Box 2420

Bluffton, SC 29910

One note about sending checks… please provide us your complete address, telephone number and email address with your check, so that we can assure that your record is accurately updated.

Thank you in advance for your gifts to Bluffton Self Help!

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