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.
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
Good Friends of Georgetown County
We exceeded our goal of $65,000
We exceeded our goal of $90,000
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.
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.
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.
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!
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:
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.
who needed help paying their rent to avoid eviction.
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."
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].
Administrative and operating functions are managed by the Board of Directors.
100% of all donations are used to support our mission.
All donations to Good Friends of Georgetown County are tax deductible.
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: