Your generosity can help neighbors all year long

info@islandpacket.comNovember 24, 2012 

In this season of Thanksgiving, as we give thanks for our many blessings, we hope you will join us in remembering those in our community who are struggling.

For many of our friends and neighbors, the holidays will hold little magic. Each day, they struggle to pay bills and to have enough to eat and a safe place to live.

Yet, as we walk through Beaufort neighborhoods, stroll down Hilton Head Island beaches, drive down the oak-shaded country roads of Ridgeland, we are thankful to live in such a wonderful place, where people are generous and help one another.

A $2.8 million campaign is under way to support 44 local agencies and programs. They count on your generous gifts to United Way to help them meet unprecedented needs. They provide a safety net that gives those in need a helping hand, but the hand is sometimes coming up empty because they have had severe funding reductions.

When we all live united in the Lowcountry we can create lasting change in basic needs, education, health and financial stability.

Your help is needed today. You might think your gift is unimportant or won't make a difference. Every dollar counts. You can send your gift or pledge today, or you can give or pledge online at

We are thankful on this November day that we can help others and hope that you will do the same. Please give generously. For more information or to make a contribution please call 843-982-3040.

Clarece Walker, president

Peter Post, chairman

United Way of the Lowcountry


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