Packet Thank You Letters for Oct. 18

To library friends

This week Oct. 17-23 is National Friends of Libraries Week, making it a good time to publicly thank the Friends of the Bluffton Library, who contribute so much of their time and expertise to significantly enhance our services.

Our Friends group began in 1983, and over the course of the past 27 years, they have donated considerable funds to cover the costs of children's and adult programming, four early literacy computer stations for the Children's Room, and blackout shades for our large meeting room, to mention only a few examples of their generosity.

Of significant note is that the group mounted a major campaign to raise funds for books in 2001-2002 to help fill the shelves of our 24,000-square-foot library before we moved from our 2,400-square-foot building at the corner of Boundary and Lawton streets.

I know that the Bluffton library is a source of pride for our community. Our Friends group is a source of pride as well. If you are not already a member of the Friends of the Bluffton Library, please join. Brochures and membership forms, as well as copies of the latest issue of the Friends' quarterly newsletter, are available in the leisure seating area just inside the Library.

Ann G. Rosen, manager

Bluffton branch library


To Okatie PTO

We would like to thank Okatie Elementary School PTO for its donation to the Bluffton Middle School PTO.

The group's generosity is greatly appreciated as we start up our organization. We are looking forward to continuing our working relationship with them. Our sincere thanks again for this thoughtful assistance. It is supportive acts like this one that enable our Beaufort County schools to excel.

Maggie Scott, secretary

Bluffton Middle School

and the Bluffton Middle School PTO board


For generous spirits

The fourth annual Pedal 4 Kids charity bike ride, held Sept. 25, was another successful fundraiser for the Hilton Head Island Boys & Girls Club thanks to our fantastic area community, its generous spirit and way of combining good works with good fun.

More than 325 of our neighbors joined to ride 40, 25, 20 or 10 miles or the Family Fun Ride. All enjoyed the beautiful parks and pathways of Hilton Head Island.

For all the sponsors, especially our continuing presenting sponsor Morgan Keegan, thank you. We also are very grateful to Coastal States Bank, Hargray, Disney's Hilton Head Resort, Lindsay Bunting at Sea Pines Real Estate, Sea Pines Country Club, Kickin' Asphalt Bicycle Club, Beach City Health & Fitness/ Spinning Classes, Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head, The Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory, Adventure Radio, Hilton Head Bicycle Company, The Bike Doctor, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, staff members of the Town of Hilton Head Island, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Mangiamo, Giuseppi's, Starbucks (Hilton Head south end), Larry's Giant Subs, Harris Teeter (Main Street), Piggly Wiggly (Shelter Cove), Coca-Cola, Strive to Excel, EcoWater Systems, Jump & Phil's, Rollers, Hinchey's Chicago Bar & Grill.

And thanks to every volunteer, team leader, bicyclist and supporter who gave us your financial support, time, talents and smiles.

Pedal 4 Kids is the largest bike event in the Lowcountry. With your continued support, we hope to make it a signature island event as well.

Frank Babel

2010 Pedal 4 Kids Committee

Hilton Head Island

For area Realtors

Hospice Care of the Lowcountry is extremely grateful for the generosity of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors in donating a portion of its proceeds from its recent charity golf tournament.

We deeply appreciate the association's recognition shown to our organization and their support of the service we provide throughout the Hilton Head and Bluffton community.

Generous contributions such as these enable Hospice Care of the Lowcountry to continue offering its services to patients and their families in this community.

Jenny Brasington, executive director

Hospice Care of the Lowcountry


To Bank of America

On behalf of The Deep Well Project board of directors, our staff and our many volunteers, I'd like to thank the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for its recent grant.

I assure you we will use this money prudently to assist our many clients who are struggling to stay in their homes and put food on their tables. We have seen an increasing number of clients, many of whom have never in their adult lives been unemployed, until now. Many of them have never asked for assistance before, and they speak of the embarrassment and shame they feel because they cannot provide for their families.

Deep Well -- because of the generosity of our many donors and of foundations, such as the Bank of America Charitable Foundation -- is able to offer assistance, not only to those clients who have needed a hand up in years past, but also to our new clients who are temporarily without employment.

Barbara Clark, president

The Deep Well Project

Board of directors

Hilton Head Island