Packet Thank You Letters for Oct. 10

For Meals help

The volunteers and board of directors of Meals on Wheels Bluffton-Hilton Head would like to thank The United Way, The Long Cove Club Community Endowment Fund, The St. Francis Thrift Shop, Calhoun Station and Hargray Caring Coins Foundation for their generous donations this year.

Meals-on-Wheels Bluffton-Hilton Head will use these funds to help offset the expense of the meals and their preparation so we can continue to fulfill our primary mission of delivering meals to the elderly or disabled people who are unable to prepare their own meals at home.

Last year, we delivered more than 24,000 meals to an average of 92 clients a day with a 100 percent volunteer-driver base.

Thank you again to The United Way, The Long Cove Club Community Endowment Fund, St. Francis Thrift Shop, Calhoun Station and Hargray Caring Coins, for allowing Meals On Wheels Bluffton-Hilton Head to continue its mission of serving our friends and neighbors.

Sean Ryan, board member

Meals on Wheels

Bluffton-Hilton Head Island

For the party

The six-year anniversary celebration of the Hilton Head Humane Association's The Litter Box Thrift Store was called "the party of the year," and it certainly lived up to that moniker.

For seven hours, the community came together to enjoy delicious food donated by area restaurants and grocery stores. The chefs prepared food that made for a taste bud standing ovation. The attendees were entertained by acts ranging from dancers, singers, DJs and a band. The weather was perfect, spirits soared, camaraderie and love made for an atmosphere of laughter and joy.

The Humane Association and Litter Box cannot thank our community enough for its support and involvement. Our shelter members, adopters, volunteers and thrift store customers are part of our family. We cherish you all.

A special thank you to the 56 sponsors from our business community and 12 entertainment acts who participated in our celebration. They have no rivals. They are the best in every respect -- generous, talented and supportive. They are what make the Lowcountry such a fine place to live.

Bobbi Helton, manager

The Litter Box

Hilton Head Island

For shag event

Awesome is the only word to describe the Hilton Head Island Shag Club and Target the Band after the "Take Flight" benefit dance event for OSPREY Village at Montana's Restaurant & Grizzly Bar.

The time, effort and even their own money that Target and the Shag Club members put into the event were amazing. We can never thank you enough.

When Brian Raehm of Target suggested this dance, his goals were to raise a couple thousand dollars for OSPREY Village and raise the public's awareness of our nonprofit organization. The event brought in nearly $4,000 and introduced many people to OSPREY Village and our plans to develop a "neighborhood with a purpose" to support developmentally disabled adults in southern Beaufort County. This was both a very successful fundraiser, as well as a great fun-raiser.

Brian, Michelle and Mike of Target and their guest performers -- Reggie Deas, Lavon Stevens and Earl Williams -- put on a lively and entertaining show ensuring that everyone had a great time. Along with the Shag Club dancers, many potential future residents of OSPREY Village were out on the dance floor showing off their "smooth moves."

Montana's staff and management were cheerful and gracious in the midst of a hectic evening as we packed the place. Many thanks for providing great food and beverages as well as a super venue for our event.

Thanks to all of you who made our first annual "Take Flight" benefit dance for OSPREY Village such a success. See you next year.

David J. Green, director

Development and Marketing

OSPREY Village

Hilton Head Island

For LoCo Motion

On behalf of Carolina Cups, I would like to thank all of the participants, sponsors and volunteers who supported our inaugural three-day breast cancer walk-run, LoCo Motion.

First and foremost, our board members deserve special recognition for their tireless efforts and dedication. Without them, LoCo Motion would never have been brought to life. Thank you to Natalie Hefter, Elizabeth Renfroe, Samantha Starling and Sheila Smith.

We are incredibly grateful for the support of our sponsors, which include Beaufort Memorial Hospital; WSAV-TV; the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa; Sheri's Edible Designs; Bragg Media;; Hilton Head Hospital; Palmetto Running Company; The SERG Restaurant Group; LoCo Boot Camp; The Island Funeral Home; Adventure Radio; Corks Wine Bar; and Three Black Dogs. And our deepest appreciation to Terry Bergeron, our No. 1 fan.

Thank you to our participants, who came from 17 states, and trained countless miles to be a part of LoCo Motion and raise money in the fight against breast cancer. We especially honor the 31 survivors who crossed the finish line. They were an inspiration to us all.

The weekend was about fellowship, commitment, survival and the celebration of life. If LoCo Motion motivated one person to make an appointment for a mammogram or to start doing self-exams, then all of our blisters were worth it.

Laura Morgan, president

Carolina Cups


For the grant

The volunteers, staff and board of directors extend grateful appreciation to the Friends of Callawassie Island for a 2011 grant.

The funds will be used to purchase a new industrial refrigerator for Bluffton Self Help's pantry at the new building located at 39 Sheridan Circle in Sheridan Park.

Thank you, Friends of Callawassie Island for your continued support. Thanks to you, Bluffton Self Help will continue to provide fresh meat, dairy and produce to families in need in our community.

Lili Coleman

Executive director

Bluffton Self Help