Helping Hands of Georgetown County Earns More than $16K From Sporting Clays Fundraiser Shoot

Georgetown, S.C. – On August 24 at the Back Woods Quail Club in Georgetown, Helping Hands of Georgetown County celebrated as it tallied $16,400 in donations for its second annual Fundraising Sporting Clays Shoot to support its Compassionate Care and Time to Change programs.

The event included 76 participants shooting clays at 13 different stations, a five-stand competition, shot gun raffle, door prizes, and more. The event concluded with two on-site donations including a $318 donation from 10-year-old Julia Easterling, a 5th grader at Coastal Montessori Charter School, who raised the money through grassroots fundraising; as well, the Allstate Foundation donated a $500 Helping Hands Grant. The Allstate Foundation is dedicated to being a resource for Allstate agency owners to make the world a better place.

“We are blessed to have so many individuals and sponsors who came out to support us, and we look forward to using these funds to bring HELP, HOPE and CHANGE to our neighbors in need,” said John Bush, Executive Director of Helping Hands of Georgetown.

The Compassionate Care and Time to Change programs provide assistance for those in crisis or poverty through financial assistance for utilities and kerosene; access to its client-choice food pantry and its clothing closet to meet basic needs; and volunteer dental clinic to prevent and, where necessary, alleviate the pain and suffering from dental decay.

This year’s event had 31 sponsors including gold sponsorships from Dependable Service Plumbing and Air and First Citizens Bank. Andrews Pentecostal Holiness Church in Andrews and St. Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church in Lambert Town provided a barbeque lunch.

The third annual Fundraising Clays Shoot will take place on Saturday, August 22, 2020. To learn more about Helping Hands of Georgetown County and how community members can support their efforts, please visit www.HelpingHandsofGeorgetown.org, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

About Helping Hands of Georgetown, Inc.
Helping Hands of Georgetown serves residents of Georgetown County, SC who are experiencing chronic or situational poverty. The Compassionate Care programs of Helping Hands provide immediate relief and support to Georgetown County residents living in poverty. Last year (2018) this translated into 2,818 households receiving tangible support in the form of food, clothing, utility subsidies and dental services. The Time to Change program of Helping Hands is designed to empower individuals and families to move out of poverty and crisis to self-sufficiency through employment and youth empowerment initiatives.

To learn more about Helping Hands of Georgetown, please visit www.HelpingHandsOfGeorgetown.org