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Community Resources

Town of Hilton Head Island Holiday Happenings

Santa Mail

Beginning Thanksgiving Day, every single fire station on Hilton Head Island will have their mailbox to Santa out in front of their station. Letters will go directly to the North Pole so start writing them now! Make sure your return address is on the envelope because Santa always writes back! Here are the places where you can drop off your Santa mail!

Station 1 - 70 Cordillo Parkway (at the entrance to Shipyard)
Station 2 - In the Sea Pines Shoppes
Station 3 - 534 William Hilton Parkway (next to First Presbyterian Church)
Station 4 - 400 Squire Pope Road (across from The Boathouse)
Station 5 - 20 Whooping Crane Way (front gate of Hilton Head Plantation)
Station 6 - 12 Dalmatian Lane (Palmetto Dunes)
Station 7 - 1001 Marshland Road (near the Cross Island office)
Fire Rescue Headquarters - 40 Summit Drive (just past the convenience center)

Keep the Wreath Green

Fire Rescue will place a wreath illuminated with all green bulbs in front of Fire Station #3 at 534 William Hilton Parkway. If a preventable fire occurs during the holiday season, one of the green bulbs will change to red. Preventable fires include cooking, smoking, space heaters, candles, etc. This will serve as a reminder of the safety precautions that should be taken during this holiday season and throughout the year. The goal is to keep the wreath green. The wreath will remain lit from Thanksgiving through January 2, 2021. You can check the status of the wreath at and click on "Keep the Wreath Green."

Fire Rescue Holiday Lights at Fire Station 3

Visit the Christmas light display at Station 3 at 534 William Hilton Parkway.
Learn more about the light display and how you can help our community pdf

Food and Toys for the Deep Well Project

Beginning November 27th, Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue will be collecting non-perishable food items and new unwrapped toys for Deep Well at Fire Station #3 at 534 William Hilton Parkway. Please drop off new unwrapped toys for children ages 1-12 by December 11th.

Learn more about hellping provide food and toys for the Deep Well Project pdf

Santa and Sirens

Santa again will be touring the neighborhoods with Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue December 1-4 and December 7-11. Check out our page for his route!

Holiday Help in Our Community

Deep Well Project

Deep Well Santa Shop Toy – Opening the Week of December 14
The Deep Well Project is accepting registration for its Santa Toy Shop now through Tuesday, December 15th. Registration is for Hilton Head Island clients with children between the ages of 1-12, and can only be done by phone. Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after December 15. Call 843-785-2849, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.


  • If you do not speak English, please have a friend who does speak English help you call. Or call Tuesday mornings or Thursday afternoons, when a Spanish-speaker is on duty.

  • If you have moved or Deep Well has not assisted you in the last year, you will be required to bring a current lease to complete your Santa Shop registration.

  • Upon registering you will be given a shopping date and time to come choose gifts for your children. You MUST come at your appointment time or call our office to reschedule.

  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Deep Well Food and Toys Wish List for Donors
Deep Well is accepting donations of food and toys. Here are the wish lists:

Santa Shop Wish List pdf
Pantry Wish List pdf

United Way of the Lowcountry

Operation Holiday Heroes
United Way of the Lowcountry is proud to partner with Toys for Tots, Agape Family Life Center, Antioch Educational Center, Bluffton Self Help, Deep Well Project, Love House Ministries, and The Salvation Army again this year for Operation Holiday Heroes. This initiative is a two-county collaboration to assure that every child and family in need throughout Beaufort and Jasper Counties has toys and food this Christmas.


  • Those in need of Christmas assistance will need to register. Registration dates, times, and requirements are different at each participating organization. Click on the links below for attached flyers for ALL registration information for Beaufort County and Jasper County.
    Beaufort County Registration Information pdf
    Jasper County Registration Information pdf
  • All locations will be following the CDC's guidelines and practicing social distancing.
  • All registrants, volunteers and employees will be required to wear masks at Registration Sites.
  • For indoor registrations, one person per family is allowed only. No children will be allowed at registration sites. Please contact individual site for additional information.

Bluffton Self Help

Bluffton Self-Help will offer holiday dinners and its Holiday Toy Shop. For details on these programs, visit the agency's website or contact Julia Violi at or 843-757-8000 option 3. All residents in Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties are eligible to register for the Holiday Toy Shop. You may only register with one agency for the Holidays.

Information on Holiday Scams

Tips for Safely Shopping Online This Holiday Season
With Cyber Monday just around the corner and the holiday online shopping season in full swing, the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) wants to remind South Carolinians to be safe while shopping online.

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 43% of holiday shoppers surveyed plan to wait until November to start buying for the holidays and 59% say they plan to switch to online shopping this year. The NRF and national chains are encouraging shoppers to shop safely and early this holiday season.

Read the full news release at link

Community Business Resource Directory

The Town is supporting businesses and informing citizens as we move through and recover from this unprecedented health crisis. It is our desire to help restaurants and retailers continue to do business while providing resourceful information for our citizens.

If your business or organization is open (take-out, delivery, online sales, restricted shopping hours for seniors, special discounts) or offering a service to help the community good, please complete and submit our survey. We will review your information and list it on the Town's website as a community resource.

Community Business Resource Directory

Resources for Non-Profit Organizations

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is a philanthropic organization that establishes funds make grants, and award scholarships - all while offering donors individualized services and benefits. Local non-profit entities that qualify may apply for grants to support program services and needs. For more information, visit or call 843-681-9100.

Six Local Nonprofits Receive Covid-19 Relief Funds
More Than $279,000 Awarded Through HUD Funding in Two Rounds of Grantmaking
View the media release pdf icon

Beaufort County School District Virtual Learning Meals

Healthy meals will be provided every school day during virtual learning.

Under the National School Lunch Program, breakfasts and lunches will be delivered to BCSD students via bus routes from 9 am to 12 pm on Mondays,Wednesdays, and Fridays during virtual learning.

  • Paid Status Elementary Breakfast: $1.00; Lunch $1.75
  • Paid Status Secondary Breakfast: $1.00; Lunch $2.25
  • Reduced-Status Breakfast: $.30; Lunch $.40

    • Students will only be charged for meals obtained.
    • Meals will be provided at not cost to students who are approved for free-meal status.
    • Reduced- and paid-status student accounts will be charged accordingly and will need to have funds applied to their PayPams account to receive meals.

Sign Up at

  • Students must be enrolled in Beaufort County Schools.
  • A meal card will be mailed to your home upon sign-up. This card will be required to obtain meals.

Education Resources for Parents

  • The Deep Well Project (
    School uniforms and grade-appropriate school supplies for children who are attending schools on Hilton Head Island.

    To register for supplies, call 843-785-2849.

  • The Sandbox Museum School
    Small multi-age learning pods for children in grades K - 4th. View the Museum School Flyer pdf icon

Deep Well Project

Call 843-785-2849 or complete the form on the website at

80 Capital Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

  • Food pantry: Although in-person shopping in the pantry is temporarily suspended, those in need can register for food assistance and have food from the pantry brought to their car. People can get food assistance only once per four weeks. No special food orders are being accepted. Delivery will be available only in an extreme situation.

  • Emergency Financial Aid: Call to speak with a staff member about your situation 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applicants will need to fill out a form.

  • Livable Housing Home Repairs: New applications seeking help with repairs will not be accepted until at least May 1.

  • Furniture/appliance room:This room will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. for those with vouchers.

  • VITA Free Income Tax Assistance:Help is offered on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. as long as staff is available.

United Way of the Lowcountry

Call 843-524-HELP (4357)

United Way of the Lowcountry's HELPLINE: Residents in Beaufort and Jasper counties can speak with a trained specialist who can provide information and referrals to local resources and services.

Sandlewood Food Pantry

114Beach City Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Tuesday and Friday 11:30 - 1:30 PM. No longer need approval and/or filling out forms until April 30, 2020. Staff will pack all bags and take out to client.


  • Hargray: The company is offering 60 days of free internet services to households in its service area with K-12 or college students who do not already have Hargray. It also offers discounts to all customers.

  • Comcast: For the next couple of months, Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots across the country are available for free, and all current customers will have access to unlimited data. All new customers will have the Internet Essentials services free for 60 days, typically only available to low-income households for $9.95 a month.

Community Food Resources for Residents

Printable Map of Community Food Resources for Residents pdf icon

Interactive Map of Community Food Resources for Residents

Community Resources Printable Document pdf icon