Bluffton Self Help offers a variety of programs and services to help individuals and families reach their goals. From job skill training at our Education and Resource Center to our Dress to Impress and financial literacy workshops, we want individuals to know we can help with resources and tools geared toward self-improvement. At various times throughout the year, you may even see the mobile library or mobile medical unit offering help and support to our Bluffton neighbors. 


Bluffton Self Help strives to meet the basic needs of families facing crisis or poverty. We provide free food, clothing, financial assistance and other basic needs, such as coats, toiletries, diapers, wipes and formula to our Bluffton neighbors. Meeting the basic needs of our families helps them on their path to personal success.  


COVID-19 UPDATE: Clients may drive up to the back of the building to pick up pre-bagged groceries once a week during new hours.
Food Distribution Hours | Mondays 3-6 | Thursdays 10-1 

Bluffton Self Help's Wellness Food Pantry offers a client-centered shopping experience with access to fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and non-perishable food items such as beans and cereal. With a higher-than-average cost of living in Bluffton, it's important to provide access to healthy, fresh food options to our Bluffton neighbors. Our neighbors may drive-thru once a week for food in the pantry.

Food Pantry Hours
Monday & Wednesday | 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Tuesday - Friday | 10:00 am to Noon

*CLOSED the last Thursday of every month.


COVID-19 UPDATE: You may fill out an application online for Emergency Financial Assistance. 

Financial Assistance Application Process:

  1. Fill out Application
  2. Submit Additional Required Documents
  3. Phone Interview
Click here to complete application onlinereview checklist of additional items and email to

Each year, hundreds of families seek access to emergency financial assistance due to a catastrophe (such as hurricane or snow storm) or family crisis (such as medical, transportation, housing challenges). Bluffton Self Help assists families with housing, utility or medical support to ensure they have financial resources to get through the need.

Financial Assistance Application Process   
1. Fill out Application
2. Review checklist of additional items before interview. Email documents to
3. Come in for your interview Weekdays between 1:00pm -3:00pm.
*Application and all supporting documents must be completed before interview. 


COVID-19 UPDATE: The ERC is CLOSED until further notice.

The Education & Resource Center offers services ranging from access to computers, tax preparation and job training, to workshops on financial education and credit counseling. The Center, open to all Beaufort County residents, is a place for individuals and families to explore resources and support.

Education & Resource Center Hours
Monday - Thursday | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
*CLOSED the last Thursday of every month.

Education & Resource Center Calendar of Events & Workshops

confidence clothing closet

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Confidence Clothing Closet will be open by APPOINTMENT ONLY - June 10th & 17th | 9-2. Please call 843-757-8000 then select option 3 to schedule your appointment to shop. 
*Masks will be required but not provided.
*Only 1 person per household will be able to enter the building, please no children.

In addition to providing access to food, Bluffton Self Help strives to meet the basic needs of families facing crisis or poverty. We provide

clothing through our Confidence Clothing Closet, as well as, other essentials such as coats, toiletries, diapers, wipes and formula. Our neighbors may shop for 10-20 clothing items per week.

Confidence Clothing Closet Hours
Monday - Friday | 1:00 pm to 3:00pm 
*CLOSED the last Thursday of every month.


Holidays can bring added financial and emotional stress to families in our area. Families that are financially confident for most of the year can struggle with the extra expenses. We help alleviate some of those pressures with food, clothing, toys and baskets; all are part of our Holiday Services. From our Holiday Toy Shop to Thanksgiving Pantry, we want to ensure our families have a joyful holiday season.

Donate by Credit Card or eCheck

  1. Make a donation using our secure site.
  2. If you would like to make your gift over the phone, please call Kimberly Hall, at (843) 757-8886. (Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST)

Donate by Check

  1. Please send check made out to Bluffton Self Help to address listed below.
  2. Please include Name, address, phone number and email address.
  3. Mail your check to:

Bluffton Self Help
Development Department
PO Box 2420
Bluffton, SC 29910

Donate Goods

  1. Gather non perishable food & gently used clothing
  2. Deliver anytime Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm at 39 Sheridan Park Circle
  3. Donations are received at the back of the building (ring bell if dock/bay door is closed)
  4. Thank you for contributing to our community

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