Grand Strand residents will soon have another opportunity to assist local non-profits trying to improve the literacy skills of children in low-income communities and building better fathers, as well as supporting popular annual events and efforts to feed and clothe the homeless.
That day is Palmetto Giving Day, an area connection to Give Local America, a day-long fund-raiser for 32 Georgetown County non-profits. We in Horry County love to support our brothers and sisters in Georgetown.
A free drop-in style event designed for local families and tourists alike will be held at the Hammock Shops from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on May 2 to promote the event. It will feature food from local eateries such as BisQuit, Sheriff’s Chicken Bogg, & Danny’s BBQ. BisQuit will also provide a cash bar for beer and wine. Live music and a local DJ will provide entertainment throughout the event. It’s a great day to find things to do outside the Myrtle Beach area.
In 2016, over 25 Georgetown County nonprofits collectively raised $369,000 in the 24-hour online giving event held on the first Tuesday of May. The goal this year is $500,000 for 33 non-profits participating, a 33 percent jump in participants in a single year.
Ashley Nelson of the Bunnelle Foundation is working as project manager of Palmetto Giving Day, just one of the many ways the Bunnelle Foundation works to improve Georgetown County. Bunnelle regularly makes monetary grants to a variety of non-profits serving the county.
The 33 participating organizations are: A Father’s Place, Amazing Journey, Barnabas Horse, Bibleway Community Learning Center, Brookgreen Gardens, Carolina Human Reinvestment, Center for Birds of Prey, Center for Heirs Property Preservation, Children’s Recovery Center, Cultural Council of Georgetown, Dragon Boat at the Beach, Family Justice Center, Freedom Readers, Friends of Coastal South Carolina, Friendship Place, Georgetown County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs- Hugs for Horses Therapeutic Riding Program, Georgetown County Family YMCA, Good Friends, Habitat for Humanity, Helping Hands of Georgetown, Miss Ruby’s Kids, Murrells Inlet 2020, Pawleys Island Civic Club Child Development Center, Pee Dee Community Project, Rape Crisis Center, South Carolina Environmental Law Project, Smith Medical Clinic, St. Frances Animal Center, Teach My People, The Mitney Project, The Village Group, Tidelands Community Hospice Foundation, and Winyah Rivers Foundation.