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 help residents of Georgetown County who are facing some type of financial crisis or emergency and are not able to pay for things like rent, utilities, medical expenses, etc. Our motto is that "we give a hand up and not a hand out". Each applicant's situation is vetted to ensure that there is truly a need and also that the need is not duplicated with other programs.
– Sally Tugwell
Good Friends of Georgetown County
We exceeded our goal of $100,000!
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.
We help residents of Georgetown County who are facing a desperate financial situation that threatens basic human needs – shelter, utilities, medical expenses, transportation, etc. Helping Hands of Georgetown 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 are working, but 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 apply for financial assistance from Good Friends of Georgetown County.
Those requesting consideration can apply at Helping Hands of Georgetown County at 1813 Highmarket Street in Georgetown or by calling Helping Hands at 843-527-3424 and asking for "Good Friends assistance."
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: