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.  


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 shop twice 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.


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 Interview Hours
Weekdays | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Application and all supporting documents must be completed before interview. 
  • Applications may be picked up Weekdays | 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Financial Assistance Checklist


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

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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