• Good Friends of Georgetown County
      Good Friends of Georgetown County

      Good Friends of Georgetown County is an organization of women who seek to improve the quality of life of people in our community who face a temporary financial crisis that threatens basic human needs.

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    The more you give... the more we can help.

    Many in our community are living paycheck-to-paycheck. One unforeseen medical expense, car repair or financial hiccup could forever negatively impact the future of these individuals and their families. Good Friends of Georgetown County seeks to be good friends to our neighbors who are struggling through a financially stressful situation.

    – Anne Mountford
    Chairperson
    Good Friends of Georgetown County

    Anne Mountford

    2019

    We exceeded our goal of $65,000


    2020

    We exceeded our goal of $90,000

    About Good Friends of Georgetown County

    In 2001...

    A group of local women found commonality in their desire to establish a financial safety net for their working neighbors who live paycheck-to-paycheck. Their fundamental goal was to positively impact the lives of people in Georgetown County who are financially disadvantaged, do not qualify for social service programs and face a temporary financial crisis that threatens basic human needs.

    And so Good Friends of Georgetown County was born.

    Good Friends of Georgetown County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of women with different cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Our mission is to help neighbors-in-need when shelter, utilities, medical expenses, transportation or other basic necessities are in jeopardy. Qualifying recipients benefit from a one-time, urgent need gift.

    Since 2001...

    Good Friends of Georgetown County has raised over $1 million dollars, every penny of which has been kept in our community to help local “friends” who find themselves in an unexpected, financial crisis. Our annual holiday luncheon is a celebration of friendship and a chance for guests to joyously share their blessings with those less fortunate.

    Good Friends Day of Giving 2020

    Small luncheons, holiday drop-ins, a Santa drive-thru and cocktail hours were just some of the ways our generous community supported the spirit of Good Friends of Georgetown County. And despite COVID-19, we had a record-breaking year, far exceeding our goal and any previous years’ donations!

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    Who We Help

    We help residents of Georgetown County who are facing a desperate financial situation that threatens basic human needs – shelter, utilities, medical expenses, transportation, etc. The Georgetown County Department of Social Services screens all applicants for Good Friends based on each applicant’s unique situation to ensure that funds are distributed fairly and appropriately. Recipients generally do not qualify for any other social service programs. Funds are never given to the recipient; rather they are paid directly to satisfy the need of each recipient. All recipients must be residents of Georgetown County. 100% of all donations go to helping our neighbors-in-need.

    Recipient examples include:

    Families

    who were financially impacted by COVID-19 and needed assistance paying their utility bills.

    A working couple

    without the additional resources to replace their broken hot water heater. Good Friends purchased a new hot water heater.

    Families

    who needed help paying their rent to avoid eviction.



    Receiving Funds

    Georgetown County organizations and institutions, such as churches, schools, Helping Hands, Smith Clinic, Family Justice Center, etc. refer their clients to the Georgetown County Department of Social Services to apply for financial assistance from Good Friends of Georgetown County.

    Those requesting consideration should apply at the Georgetown County Department of Social Services at 330 Dozier Street in Georgetown, SC and ask for “Good Friends Funds."

    How You Can Help

    The Good Friends Annual Holiday Luncheon is our organization’s primary fundraiser. 2021 will mark Good Friends of Georgetown County’s 20th year! Please reserve Thursday, December 9, 2021 on your calendar to celebrate Good Friends of Georgetown County. Discussions are underway as to how we will structure this year’s luncheon.

    Donations are accepted year-round and can be made online or by mailing a check to:

    Good Friends of Georgetown County
    PO Box 667
    Pawleys Island, SC 29585

    For general information about Good Friends of Georgetown County, email us at [email protected].

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    GOOD FRIENDS OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY IS A 501(c)(3) NON‑PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT IS GOVERNED BY A BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Debbie Burns
    Tammy Carlisle
    Lori Cromartie
    Doris Dawson
    Jan Jackson
    Michelle Lusardi
    Kathy May
    Anne Mountford
    Marthena Morant
    Lisa Phelan
    Kemilou Pomplun
    Aixa Rodriguez-Mariana
    Laura Royster
    Mary Smith
    Sassy Tugwell

    We would like to thank our sponsors, supporters and volunteers for their confidence in our work. If your business would like to become a corporate sponsor, please contact us!

    A big thank you to our corporate sponsors:


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