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Newcomers Club - Selected Charities for 2023-2024

Our Board has proudly chosen to support the following charitable organizations for 2023-2024. Money raised through our fundraising efforts will be distributed to these organizations at the close of our year.  One-half of our funds will go to the President's Choice,  The other half will be equally divided and distributed to the Board's selections.  A brief description of each organization follows: 

*Click on the Charity below to find out more information about the Charity

President’s Pick

Help for Kids/Backpack Buddies:

Mission: Help for Kids provides food for hungry children of Horry County who through no fault of their own do not have enough to eat on a daily basis. Backpack Buddies provides food on the weekends. Teachers and school administrators identify the children in need. They also provide backpacks filled with school supplies when school starts, and a week’s worth of clothing and a pair of shoes as needed. They are now making and delivering almost 3,000 food packs per week!

The Board chosen charity:

Meals on Wheels of Horry & Georgetown Counties, Inc.:

Mission: To provide nutritious home delivered meals, as well as compassion, hope, assistance, fellowship, and the love of Jesus to those who are or have family that is classified homebound, elderly, and terminally ill in Horry and Georgetown Counties. Their vision is to “Deliver God’s Love One Meal at a Time” in order to transform the lives of those we serve by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, focusing on the whole being, upholding the sanctity of life, and dealing with their current nutritional needs.

Purple Bucket

Purple Bucket

As our new year begins, we have decided to renew the Purple Bucket Collection. Each month, at our Coffee and again at our Luncheon, we will pass a purple bucket around for your voluntary contributions to the registered charitable organization selected by the Board.

Meals on Wheels of Horry and Georgetown Counties, Inc.:

Mission: Meals on Wheels of Horry and Georgetown County, Inc. exists to provide nutrition, compassion, hope, assistance, and the love of Jesus to those who are or have family that is classified homebound, elderly, and terminally ill. Besides providing home delivered meals, they also provide fellowship to their “adopted grandparents.”

Note:  The Purple Bucket Collection is strictly voluntary. Your support is deeply appreciated. 

If anyone has any questions about our charities, or if you would like information on volunteering to help at any of these choices, please contact Peggy Suggs at 843-742-5588/ 540-878-7712, or peggy.suggs@comcast.net

Newcomers of the Grand Strand is an organization dedicated to fostering unity, inclusion and equity as members embrace our diverse tapestry, striving for a vibrant community where all backgrounds are equally celebrated and empowered.

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