• 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.

    We depend upon your generosity.
    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

    2018

    We exceeded our goal of $58,000


    2019

    Our goal for this year is $65,000

    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.

    Since 2001...

    Good Friends of Georgetown County has raised over $650,000 and helped more than 6,000 people by hosting just one, one hour holiday luncheon each December. The luncheon is a celebration of friendship and a chance for guests to give generously and joyously. 100% of donations are distributed back to Georgetown County residents who find themselves in a financially stressful situation and qualify for a one-time, urgent need gift.

    PHOTOGRAPHY BY KARA STOVALL PHOTOGRAPHY

    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:

    An Older Woman

    who was heating her mobile home with her oven and was able to get an appropriate, safe space heater.

    A Father

    who was able to get a new tire for his car so he can drive to a job that supports his family.

    Working Parents

    who were out of work at local restaurants during the flooding of 2018, but were able to pay their rent and avoid eviction.

    Receiving Funds

    Georgetown County organizations and institutions, such as churches, schools, Helping Hands, Smith Clinic, 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 one and only fundraiser.  Our success depends upon your attendance and generosity. Join us to celebrate the season of giving and the spirit of Good Friends. This year’s luncheon will be on Thursday, December 12 from 12-1 at the DeBordieu Clubhouse in Georgetown, SC. Seats are limited and this event is a sell-out every year.

    Individual seat reservations are available for purchase using the “Luncheon Tickets” button below. If you purchase online, your seat will be reserved using the name you provide. Table reservations have sold-out for this year's luncheon.

    Donations are collected on the day of the luncheon but are also accepted throughout year. Donate online or mail your contribution to:

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

    For more information, email us at [email protected]

    Snowy Egret

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

    Ellen Bang
    Debbie Burns
    Patty Cameransi
    Su Cowieson
    Joan Currey
    Doris Dawson
    Paula Ford
    Michelle Lusardi
    Marianne Mackey
    Kathy May
    Marthena Grate Morant
    Anne Mountford
    Lisa Phelan
    Kemilou Pomplun
    Laura Royster
    Mary Smith
    Sassy Tugwell

    We would like to thank our sponsors, supporters and volunteers for their confidence in our work.

    A big thank you to our corporate sponsors:


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    Good Friends 2019 Luncheon