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Myrtle Beach Area Nonprofit Organizations

There has never been a better time to make a difference in our community. Please take a minute and see how you can help our local nonprofit agencies. View a list of nonprofits.

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Kaminski House Museum

Contact Information

Kaminski House Museum
1003 Front St.
Georgetown, SC 29440
(843) 546-7706

Mission

The Kaminski House Museum is maintained and managed by the City of Georgetown for the preservation, exhibition and interpretation of its collection, decorative arts, architecture and history. Our purpose is to inspire a broad and diverse audience to think of the Kaminski House Museum as a teaching tool of a social history as it pertains to the architecture, the collection and the landscape. This purpose will be accomplished through the use of its collections, exhibitions, public programs, publications, educational activities, and special

About Us

Located in the heart of Georgetown's Historic District, the Kaminski House was built around 1769 and contains an outstanding collection of American and English furniture and decorative arts from the 18th and 19th centuries. Featured are several interesting examples of Charleston cabinetmaking of the 1800s. Open to the public since 1973, the Kaminski House Museum is a teaching tool for presenting history. From the promise of the colonial period to the difficulties of Civil War and Reconstruction to the current day, the site serves as a backdrop to the growth and changes in Georgetown and the surrounding areas.

Use of Funds

100% of the Friends of the Kaminski House funds go to the assisting the City of Georgetown with the conservation and preservation of the buildings and the collection.
   

Keep Our Pets Food Bank

Contact Information

Keep Our Pets Food Bank
PO Box 1451
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
(843) 651-0778

Mission

"Keeping People and Pets Together"

About Us

Keep Our Pets Food Bank is a registered 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization. A 100% volunteer run pet food bank dedicated to helping keep pets with their families in the Horry and Georgetown communities of South Carolina. We provide free cat and dog food to qualifying fixed and low income families so they don't have to give up their loved ones!
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Kiwanis Club of Myrtle Beach

Contact Information

Kiwanis Club of Myrtle Beach
PO Box 9048
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 503-3813

Mission

Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children.

About Us

Established in 1915, Kiwanis is the largest global organization whose activities are devoted to bettering the lives of disadvantaged children.  Active in Myrtle Beach for over 25 years, KCMB comprises business professionals, systems experts, retirees, entrepreneurs, accountants and sales representatives willing to donate two hours per month and $200 per year to bettering the lives of the Grand Strand's children.  It's all about the kids!

Use of Funds

We raise approximately $15,000 per year, 100% of which directly support local charities who serve children.
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L.W. Paul Living History Farm

Contact Information

L.W. Paul Living History Farm
2279 Harris Short Cut Rd.
Conway, SC 29526
(843) 365-3596

Mission

The L.W. Paul Living History Farm was established with the mission to preserve and protect the materials and objects relating to the history and culture of the Horry County farm family in the period of 1900-1955 and to teach the history of the Horry County farm family through interpretative displays in a working traditional farm setting. 

About Us

Larry Paul, a local businessman with a rich farming heritage in Horry County, offered to fund the construction of a family farm to depict farm and domestic life in Horry County from 1900-1955. Mr. Paul's vision was to provide Horry County and the museum with a facility to educate future generations about life in Horry County during the first half of the twentieth century. In 2006, Horry County Council designated 17 acres of land for use by the Horry County Museum as the L. W. Paul Living History Farm.

Visitors to the Farm will have the opportunity to sample the everyday life of an Horry County farm family living during this era. Guests on this working farm will be able to observe activities that would have been commonplace on traditional family farms. Plowing with mules, making lye soap, grinding grits, blacksmithing, curing meat, preserving vegetables, milking cows, and harvesting crops are only a few of the demonstrations to see at the Farm.

Events at the Farm change with the seasons so check in on us throughout the year to see what’s happening here. As the farm year progresses events and demonstrations change to interpret the activities that take place on the Farm annually.

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The Long Bay Symphony

Contact Information

The Long Bay Symphony
1107 48th Ave. N., Ste. 310E
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 448-8379

Mission

The mission of The Long Bay Symphony is to provide the highest quality musical performances and programs that educate and entertain while enhancing the cultural environment of the region.

About Us

The Long Bay Symphony was founded in 1987 by Dianna Swanner-Scroggins, a local music store owner. The first auditions for the symphony produced a core of 26 volunteer musicians. They performed together for the first time in April of 1988, in Wheelwright Auditorium, of then called Coastal Carolina College. Since that time the symphony has expanded under the direction of Dr. Charles Evans who was accepted the Music Director/Conductor position in 1996. As a professional symphony, we are committed to enhancing the quality of the cultural life of the region by providing the impetus and vision necessary for the continued growth of the arts community and by affording educational opportunities for citizens of all ages. The Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra remains a top priority as we invest in the cultural and artistic future of the region. In addition The Long Bay Symphony has, during its entire history, considered educational programming for both young people and adults as part of its mission.

Use of Funds

The funding we receive helps to pay the cost of concert production, including musicians' salaries, hall rental, administration and other related expenses. Ticket revenue covers less than 40% of funds needed to present the season's concerts. Individual donors and corporate sponsors are essential for the future of the symphony and to help us keep the music alive! Educational programs are an additional expense. In that regard, 100% of the funding we receive goes directly to the mission.
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March of Dimes

Contact Information

March of Dimes
608 16th Ave. N.. Ste. F
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 488-3463

Mission

The March of Dimes mission is to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

About Us

For the March of Dimes, all babies are a source wonder - those born healthy and those who need help to survive because they were born too soon or with a birth defect. We know we can make a positive difference in their lives and we will carry out our mission until every baby is born full term and healthy.

The March of Dimes helps moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. If something goes wrong, we offer information and comfort to families. We research the problems that threaten our babies and work on preventing them. We achieve our mission of improving the health of babies through community services, education, advocacy and research.

Use of Funds

95 cents of every dollar we raise in the State of South Carolina goes to our mission.
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Mercy Care

Contact Information

Mercy Care
8216 Devon Court
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
(843) 848-6480

Mission

Mercy Care is a nonprofit organization committed to comforting suffering persons with a life threatening or chronic illness. Our goal is to integrate physical, spiritual, psychological and social care by offering a range of innovative services that address end-of-life issues and bereavement needs of adults and children.

About Us

Mercy Care was formed in 1981 to bring a special program of caring to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Organized by the Franciscan Sisters of Mary and initially funded by both the Sisters and the Catholic Diocese of Charleston, Mercy has since provided the highest quality care to patients and families dealing with advanced illness in Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties.

As the area's hometown hospice, Mercy provides services to any member of the community in need. Donations by generous community members make this possible.

Use of Funds

100% of all donations go directly to programs and services for our community members in Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties.
   

Myrtle Beach Lions Club

Contact Information

Myrtle Beach Lions Club
PO Box 70074
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
(843) 492-6686

Mission

Our motto is "We Serve." Our mission statement is to empower volunteers to serve their community, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote understanding through Lions Clubs.

About Us

The Myrtle Beach Lions Club is part of Lions Clubs International, the largest service organization in the world. Our primary mission is to assist with vision problems such as providing glasses for the needy or vision related surgeries through our state organization. We also provide other service to the needy in the Myrtle Beach area, such as working with the Miracle League. We were first chartered before WWII but then folded during the war. Our current charter dates back to 1952.

Use of Funds

Our constitution and bylaws requires that 100% of funds raised from the community goes back into the community. Any funds required to support our members is raised from our dues.
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Myrtle Beach Marathon

Contact Information

Myrtle Beach Marathon
PO Box 8780
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 238-3343

About Us

The Myrtle Beach Marathon was started back in 1996 by a group of friends who trained for another event with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and eventually received the okay from the City of Myrtle Beach to organize one here. The event has grown from a 2,400 person event to over 10,000 participants and would not be possible without the help of our over 1,000 volunteers and the City of Myrtle Beach.

Use of Funds

A percentage of each registration is given back to each charity (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, American Red Cross, Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs). There are also donations made by the registrants as well as money raised to participate as a Red Cross or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society runner. Since 1996 the Myrtle Beach Marathon has helped raise over $2.4 million for our local charities.
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Myrtle Beach Master's Inc. 

Contact Information

Myrtle Beach Master's Inc.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
(843) 251-8721

Mission

Myrtle Beach Master's Inc.'s mission is to serve our community by working to lessen the burden on our government in ensuring that the youth in our community that are poverty stricken have the tools they need to gain a better perspective of becoming properly educated, financially stable adults. We strive to teach them the core values needed to become more productive and independent adults over time.

About Us

Myrtle Beach Master's Inc. is the only pro indoor football team in the state educating players in both player/athlete totals and financial management totals over time. Myrtle Beach Master's Inc. is managed by a volunteer board of directors with a simple mission to allow our athletes to compete at all levels, from youth to world championships as well as learn financial net worth proficiency. 

Use of Funds

Gifts support athlete hotel and travel costs, practice field, indoor game field, uniforms, team events, training facilities, financial management facilities, equipment, website, newsletters and other media. The lions share of your money will go towards helping the youth.
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Myrtle Beach Sunrise Rotary

Contact Information

Myrtle Beach Sunrise Rotary
 

Mission

We are a local Rotary organization that is committed to assisting our local community and the efforts of Rotary International.

About Us

Sunrise Rotary meets each Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at Sea Captain's House. Throughout the year we assist Palmetto Bays Elementary School with many different programs - literacy, children in need, dictionaries, etc. We also host an annual Beach Blast event for underprivileged youth. During the event we bring youth (most of whom have never seen the beach) to the state park where they enjoy a day of activities and a delicious BBQ luncheon. Throughout the year we support our regional, national and international Rotarians through donations and volunteering activities.

Use of Funds

100% of what we raise goes to our projects
   

 Myrtle Beach Woman's Club

Contact Information

Myrtle Beach Woman's Club
PO Box 7244
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 251-4506

Mission

The Myrtle Beach Woman's Club is committed to promoting "volunteerism" and to caring for our community through the service and leadership of our members. Its purpose is both educational and charitable.

About Us

The club donates annually to more than 20 charities, organizations and special needs within the community; while our scholarship program assists a Myrtle Beach High School female student and continuing students at Coastal Carolina University and Horry Georgetown Technical College. The Myrtle Beach Woman's Club, now in its 45th year, is still going strong and continues to live up to the values set for it by its predecessors. Membership is limited to forty members.

Use of Funds

100% of the funds raised are used to support the scholarship programs and needs within our community.
   

Neighbor to Neighbor

Contact Information

GRACE Ministries' Neighbor to Neighbor
PO Box 3030
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
(843) 839-0702

Mission

Neighbor to Neighbor's mission is to connect volunteers, community professionals and funders in designing, developing and implementing programs that impact the independent living needs of our adult community.

About Us

The Neighbor to Neighbor program provides free transportation to the homebound in the Grand Strand communities.

Use of Funds

Neighbor to Neighbor manages more than 1,200 clients and 200 active volunteers to provide quality, safe and reliable volunteer transportation to the most vulnerable aging and disabled adults who are homebound in our Grand Strand communities.
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North Strand Housing Shelter

Contact Information

North Strand Housing Shelter
PO Box 529
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29597
843-385-3840

Mission

NSHS mission is to train and equip leaders in assisting the underserved in the most appropriate way. To find, secure and provide facilities to house the homeless. To educate those who lack the necessary knowledge to be productive citizens in society using all means available to include spiritual awareness. To build character, integrity and sound spiritual values.

About Us

Assist men, women families with children and veterans with employment, housing and or both
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Oceanfront Merchant Association

Contact Information

Oceanfront Merchant Association
PO Box 3879
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 779-2662

Mission

We pledge to provide family friendly fun with a safe and clean destination location, providing added value to our visitors by offering free entertainment, events, and festivals in the heart of our city and along our world famous Boardwalk.

About Us

The OMA organization was formed in 2006 after the Old Pavillion Site was torn down. The group of oceanfront merchants formed this alliance to bring added value to our visitors and to grow our local economy plus give families wonderful memories and reasons to want to come back year after year. We also sponsor large festivals each year that draws thousands of people each time.

Use of Funds

We have no dedicated funding source so we raise all of our money privately as well as look for more memberships and sponsorships. We do receive some public funding.
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Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art

Contact Information

Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art
PO Box 1975
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 626-8911

Mission

To create and enhance cultural awareness and enrich the quality of life for residents and visitors by providing quality performances, programs and educational opportunities in music and the arts.

About Us

We are presenter of cultural art in the Waccamaw Neck area of South Carolina, serving area residents and visitors. Founded by Dr. Lee Minton in 1991, the Festival began as a one-event performance. Overwhelming community support led to a formation of a 501(c) organization and it has evolved into a month long event featuring world class artists and musicians.

Use of Funds

80% of funds are used to bring artists and musicians to the area as well as sponsoring local children's art events. Administration costs average 20%.
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Quilts of Valor Foundation, Myrtle Beach Shore Birds

Contact Information

Quilts of Valor Foundation, Myrtle Beach Shore Birds
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
(843) 902-7584

Mission

The mission olf the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

About Us

The foundation was founded in 2003 by Catherine Roberts when her son Nate was deployed in Iraq. She envisioned that a high-quality quilt would bring comfort and healing against the war demons clustered around him. The model appeared simple: have a volunteer team donate their time and materials to make a quilt. The first QOV was awarded in Nov. 2003 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center to a young soldier from Minnesota who had lost his leg in Iraq. Since then, more than 181,000 quilts have been made by volunteers.

Use of Funds

100 percent of funds are used to award quilts to veterans and active service members.
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Rape Crisis Center

Contact Information

Rape Crisis Center
PO Box 613
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
(843) 448-3180

Mission

The Rape Crisis Center of Horry and Georgetown Counties is a nonprofit organization providing services that lay the foundation for the healing process to all survivors of rape and sexual assault - women, children, men, their families and friends. We work to promote public awareness of the realities of sexual victimization and strive toward its elimination through outreach and community education.

About Us

The organization was founded in 1991. We provide services including, but not limited to, individual counseling, support groups, legal advocacy, community awareness, hospital accompaniment and a 24 hour, 365 day a year crisis line. All of these services are provided at no cost to all survivors of rape and sexual assault, and their families.

Use of Funds

Approximately 80 percent of funds go directly to our clients.
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Rolling Thunder South Carolina Chapter 3

Contact Information

Rolling Thunder South Carolina Chapter 3
PO Box 370
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29597
(843) 685-1793

Mission

The main purpose of Rolling Thunder® Inc. is to publicize the POW-MIA issue: To educate the public that many American prisoners of war were left behind after all previous wars; to help correct the past; and to protect future veterans from being left behind should they become prisoners of war or missing in action. We are committed to helping American veterans from all wars.

Every September, the chapters of Rolling Thunder host a special weekend to honor former prisoners of war and to remember those still missing in action. This weekend is called The Ride Home.

About Us

Rolling Thunder South Carolina Chapter 3 is made up of a diverse group of local residents committed to the issues of POW/MIA and Veteran Affairs. This chapter holds monthly meetings. Funding for RTSC3 is provided through membership dues, fundraising events, sales of RTSC3 merchandise, sponsors, donations and in-kind contributions. RTSC3 is a nonprofit organization.

Rolling Thunder serves the veteran community by spending hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in financial support, food, clothing and other essentials to sanctioned veterans' groups, veterans and veterans' families in need, homeless veteran programs, women's crisis centers, and toys for children. In addition, thousands of hours are logged in by members of the Rolling Thunder organization at local VA hospitals around the country; members visit with and provide moral support to nursing home veterans, patients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and homeless veterans.

The Ride Home began in 2002 as a retreat and rededication. Our founding members, from Florida and Georgia Rolling Thunder chapters, choose the National Historic Site at Andersonville, Ga., home of the National Prisoners of War Museum.

Use of Funds

About 66%-70% goes to help our local veterans, their families and the needy in our community. About 15%-20% goes to support veterans nationwide.
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Salvation Army - Horry County

Contact Information

The Salvation Army - Horry County
210 Laurel St.
Conway, SC 29526
(843) 488-2769

Mission

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

About Us

Social Service programs help needy families in Horry County with food, clothing, financial counseling, financial assistance with rent, utilities, prescription drugs and assistance at Christmas with food and toys.

Boys & Girls Club offers a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; hope and opportunity.

Community Worship Center offers worship programs for all ages. Programs include Sunday school, a Sunday morning worship service, mid-week programs for children and adults, and community service opportunities.

The agency operates a mobile feeding unit that is able to bring hot meals to people in areas affected by disasters.

Family Stores offer much needed services to the community, is also open to the public for discount purchases; revenue supports community programs.

Use of Funds

In FY 2009, locally, 4,430 people were served and 1,177 children were helped with food and toys during Christmas.

Nationally, 67% of all children graduate high school. For children who are members of Boys & Girls Clubs, that number increases to 93% to 97%.

The local Family Stores distributed 14,678 pieces of clothing and 94 pieces of furniture to needy persons and put $339,305 back into the community by supporting programs.

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Seacoast Artists Guild

Contact Information

Seacoast Artists Guild of S.C., Inc.
3032 Nevers St.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 232-7009

Mission Statement

The Guild is dedicated to advancing excellence in the visual arts through teaching, exhibits, workshops, youth programs and special events. The Guild seeks to stimulate increased awareness of art and its benefits throughout the area and in the state of South Carolina.

About Us

Founded in 2003, the Seacoast Artists Guild, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is a proponent of the arts on the Grand Strand. We provide training and mentoring programs, art festivals and the Seacoast Artists Gallery for our members to display and sell their art. We also focus on the development of young artists in the pursuit of developing their talent.

Use of Funds

All funds go to furthering the arts and for programs to develop the abilities of our members through workshops and training programs. We also sponsor art scholarships to local high school seniors who decide to pursue a career in the arts.

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Seacoast Vineyard Church

Contact Information

Seacoast Vineyard Church
PO Box 7047
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
(843) 445-9000

Mission

Loving the people of the Grand Strand and beyond into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.

About Us

We are a biblically based group of ordinary people with a good, healthy theology who are learning together what it means to follow Jesus Christ. We are casual, welcoming, spiritually passionate, and open to the Holy Spirit invading our lives. We try to "do church" in such a way that the unchurched, churched-out and followers of Christ can come together and encourage one another to gather in Small Groups, develop friendships and do life together while being the people Jesus desires us to be.

Sr. Pastors, Tim and Karen Holt have lived along the Grand Strand most of their lives. Tim has played in beach bands and surfed the East Coast in contests during the 60s and 70s. After attending UNC-Charlotte, Tim and Karen returned to Myrtle Beach, planning to take over Tim's father's construction business; however, after meeting Christ at a surfing contest in 1971, they became very involved in leading Small Groups of young people and sharing Christ on the streets of Myrtle Beach. Over the years, they have served as youth pastors, Worship Leader and Associate Pastor in Assembly of God & Evangel Fellowship of churches. In 1997, they began Seacoast Vineyard Church here at the beach. Tim is also the South Carolina and North Carolina Church Planting coordinator for Vineyard Churches and the coordinating pastor for the Puerto Rican Partnership missions initiative.

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Seaside Elementary PTO

Contact Information

Seaside Elementary PTO
1605 Woodland Dr.
Garden City, SC 29576
(843) 458-8740

Mission

Fundraising for Seaside Elementary to provide supplies and equipment for educational activities.

About Us

We are a PTO organization, that raises funds for the Seaside Elementary School so that we can provide educational supplies and equipment to our students.

Use of Funds

We buy supplies and equipment to facilitate the students of Seaside Elementary.
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Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 1026 Horry Rough & Readys

Contact Information

Sons of Confederate Veterans
PO Box 2186
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
(843) 450-2741

Mission

"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication of the cause for which we faught. To your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which he loved and which you love also and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish."

About Us

The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America. The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in the South's decision to fight the Second American Revolution. The tenacity with which Confederate soldiers fought underscored their belief in the firhgts guaranteed  by the Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our Democratic society and represent the foundation on which this nation was built. Today, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and legacy of these heroes so that future generations can understand the motives that animated the Southern Cause.
The SCB is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans and the oldest hereditary organization for male decendants of Confederate soldiers. Organized in Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic and non-political organization dedicated to ensuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.
Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces.

Use of Funds

All of our funds go towards purchasing Southern Crosses of Honor as well as stick flags that are placed on the graves of Confederate Veterans buried in Horry County.
   

SOS Health Care

Contact Information

SOS Health Care
PO Box 7136
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
(843) 449-0554

Mission

SOS Health Care’s mission is to partner with our community to provide hope, care, and assistance to our neighbors.

About Us

SOS Health Care, Inc. is a non-profit organization that was founded in Myrtle Beach in 1989 by Dr. Bill Davis in order to address the unmet needs of our community. SOS Health Care’s mission is to partner with our community to provide hope, care, and assistance to our neighbors. SOS has several programs that focus on the needs of children and adults with Autism and intellectual disabilities. These programs include but are not limited to Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, summer camps, social skills development programs, a fitness and nutrition program, respite, Project Lifesaver, an Autism Community Education program, and job coaching. SOS is currently working to develop an affordable housing community for adults with Autism and intellectual disabilities, a first of its kind community in our area. In addition, SOS Health Care partners with gsScene to provide the Substitutes for Santa program for underprivileged children. SOS Health Care serves over 500 individuals annually across 7 counties in South Carolina, with its primary focus being in Horry County. 

Use of Funds

92 percent.
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Team First Book-Horry County

Contact Information

Team First Book-Horry County
460-H Myrtle Greens Dr
Conway, SC 29526
(843) 424-6578

Mission

To raise money to buy new books for underserved children in Horry and Georgetown counties in South Carolina.

About Us

First Book is a national organization that provides access to new books for children in need.

To date, First Book has distributed more than 135 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis.

We are proud of our past success and even more excited about the future. First Book is uniquely positioned to become a leader in providing digital resources so that children in need don’t miss out.

No matter how formats and technologies change, children from low-income families will still need access to rich and varied content. First Book is helping guide the publishing industry as it evolves so that all children can benefit from new technologies and flourish as readers.

Use of Funds

95 percent of funds raised go towards the purchase of new books for children.
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The Arts Grand Strand

Contact Information

The Arts Grand Strand
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
(843) 650-7850

Mission

To inform the public about fine arts events along the Grand Strand area. To promote the organizations listed on this website and the artists, performers, actors and writers affiliated with them.

About Us

We produce and maintain a complete calendar and guide to the arts along the Grand Strand on a website and on social media.

Use of Funds

All funds go to producing, maintaining and promoting the website and social media.

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The Global Christian Professional Women's Association (GCPWA)

Contact Information

The Global Christian Professional Women's Association
3761 Renee Dr., #225
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(866) 774-2792

Mission

To educate, encourage, and empower Christian professional women to live their best life.

About Us

GCPWA is a federally registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to foster the professional and spiritual needs of Christian and professional women globally. At our basic level, we are collection of moms and daughters; we are wives and professionals; we are imperfect and yet perfected through Christ; we were lost and are found. Our deepest desire as an organization is to link arms with one another and through fellowship and commonality in Christ to extend our influence into our environment and into the world.
Our vision is to be the leading resource in serving and advancing Christian Professional women and providing them with the necessary tools to thrive in the professional marketplace and in their personal relationships with Jesus Christ.

Use of Funds

With transparency as one of our fundamental values, we believe that it's greatest expression can often be found in the area of finances. It is our desire to be continually striving forward in the area of financial accountability and transparency.

Every dollar generated by the organization will be allocated to three main areas that we believe are vital to the growth and continuing mission of GCPWA.  The allocations are as follows:
Program Expenses:  65% spent on the programs and services we provide.
Administrative Expenses:  20% spent on management and general overhead costs.
Fundraising Expenses: 15% spent of fundraising efforts.

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Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc.

Contact Information

Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc.
2591 N. Fraser St.
Georgetown, SC 29440
(843) 546-3410

Mission

The mission of Tidelands Community Hospice Inc. is to provide interdisciplinary, compassionate services, both professional and volunteer, for persons with life limiting illnesses and their families. The program is dedicated to promoting quality of life and serves as a community resource for end of life issues.

About Us

Tidelands Hospice provides care for individuals with life-limiting illnesses. We are dedicated to preserving dignity and providing expert care with genuine respect and compassion regardless of their diagnosis, age, race nationality, physical capabilities and/or reimbursement source (once a physician has determined hospice care to be appropriate.) We also have a 12-bed in-patient Hospice House which is available for pain and symptom management, respite and end of life care.
We provide for the needs of all our patients regardless of their reimbursement ability.
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United Way of Horry County

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United Way of Horry County
PO Box 673
Conway, SC 29528
(843) 347-5195

Mission

The Mission of the United Way of Horry County Inc. in Conway, South Carolina is to unite the diverse elements of Horry County in a network of contributors, providers and users of human services in order to expand the capacity of these citizens to solve social problems and care for one another.

About Us

The United Way of Horry County was established in 1973 by a group of concerned citizens who wanted to find the most efficient and effective way to address problems they saw in their community. Those citizens saw the wastefulness of money and volunteer time in having many different human service agencies staff and operate fund drives each year.

Since that time, the United Way of Horry County has been an organization focused on creating results you can see. No two communities are alike; therefore, no United Way organizations are either. Each United Way is an independent agency, led by volunteers from our communities who have an intimate understanding of Horry County, their neighbors and what concerns they may face.

United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on our children, families, education, independency and health. These are the building blocks for a good life - a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement and good health.

Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. Our vision for Horry County in the next 5 years is bold:
- Ensuring Successful Youth and Children
- Developing Strong, Safe and Healthy Families
- Promoting Self Sufficiency
- Providing a Basic Needs Safety Net

We invite you to be part of the change. Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow.

That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.

Use of Funds

With one contribution, you can help a group of Community Partners serving Horry County with a wide variety of needed services. What is raised here stays here to help people right here in our communities. 84% of the total dollars raised in our local communities goes to help the 38 local Community Partners are supported by our local United Way in 2009.

Through our vision councils, your United Way works to understand the complex social issues that impact our community. When you give to United Way, you set in motion the actions needed to solve our most critical social and health issues. Your investment results in more hope, more opportunity, and more people involved in making a real measurable difference in the lives of so many. We hope you'll join us. Every gift and every level of giving is needed and appreciated. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.

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Unity Christ Church

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Unity Christ Church
1270 Surfside Industrial Park Dr.
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
(843) 238-8516

Mission

Our Mission is to Encourage Awareness of Spirit Within, and Inspire a Way of Life That Serves the Community with Love, Peace and Joy.

Basic Principles of Unity:
1. God is all good and active in everything, everywhere.
2. We are naturally good because God's divinity is in us and in everyone.
3. We create our experiences by what we choose to think and what we feel and believe.
4. Through affirmative prayer and meditation, we connect with God and bring out the good in our lives.
5. We do and give our best by living the Truth we know.

About Us

Unity Christ Church of Myrtle Beach is a welcoming, multi-cultural, inclusive community dedicated to spiritual growth and well-being of all, be they children or adults, individuals or families, youths or elders. We teach the Principles of Acceptance, Abundance and Prosperity. We honor diversity and the Universal Wisdom of Love and Kindness that is a part of all Spiritual Paths.

Use of Funds

Our outreach to the community includes individuals and groups, including Hope House of Myrtle Beach, Regency Hospice, area fire victims, Coastal Animal Rescue, Waccamaw Riverkeepers, to name a few.
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Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild

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Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild
PO Box 1595
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
(843) 446-3830

About Us

The Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild is a nonprofit, state-chartered organization. Sixteen artists and crafts people who wished to encourage and promote fine arts in the community organized it in 1969.

Monthly program meetings from September to May on the third Saturday of the month at 10:15 a.m. at The Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. A variety of programs is offered including demonstrations, slide presentations, social gathers with exhibitions of recent works by members, and panel discussions on subjects of interest to artists such as framing and making slides of your art, etc. Guests are always welcome at no charge.
- Two art shows, that at least one of them have been ongoing
for 33 years.
- Four Art in the Park shows are held in Chapin Park each year giving artists an opportunity to display and sell their work.

Members are kept informed of events of interest by periodic newsletters and postcards.

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Waccamaw Community Foundation

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Waccamaw Community Foundation
3655 S. Hwy. 17 Business.
Murrells Inlet, SC 29526
(843) 357-4483

Mission

The Waccamaw Community Foundation is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging the development of a community tradition of philanthropy by making it easy, personally satisfying, and effective for individuals, families, corporations and businesses to establish permanent and temporary funds in support of the charitable organizations and causes they care most about.

About Us

Formed by local citizens in 1998, the Waccamaw Community Foundation helps individuals from all walks of life establish charitable funds for the long-term benefit of our communities. Our motivation is single-minded and simple: no one can know what the region's needs will be in 20, 50 or a 100 years, but we do know future generations will need charitable resources to respond adequately to the issues of their day.

Use of Funds

Since inception, the Waccamaw Community Foundation has granted in excess of $7,200,000.00 to 501(c)3 charitable organizations, religious and educational institutions. In 2008 alone, the foundation granted more than $1,500,000.
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 WoodmenLife

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Woodmen of the World
2055 Glenns Bay Rd.
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
(843) 650-7969

Mission

Woodmen of the World exists to benefit our members through every stage of life.

About Us

Woodmen of the World is a fraternal benefit society, meaning we're not-for-profit and member-owned. Since 1890, we've been providing valued life insurance and annuity products to American families.

At Woodmen of the World, our members matter the most. When families join Woodmen of the World, they become part of a network of like-minded people who truly care for one another. In times of need, fellow members often bring aid, comfort and encouragement to each other. Local lodges perform thousands of outreach projects in their communities each year, and they organize just as many social activities that foster lifelong friendships among members.

Woodmen of the World members share a commitment to family, community and country. Through a commitment to family values, they become more dedicated family members. Through volunteerism, members strive to be better friends and neighbors. Through a patriotic allegiance, members pledge to be better citizens.

Use of Funds

As a fraternal benefit society, Woodmen of the World members pay dues to their lodge each month, which help pay for the community service and social activities that the lodge plans. All organization-wide benefits, assistance, equipment, and awards are funded through Woodmen of the World's Fraternal Service Fund. All activities and benefits supported by the Fraternal Service Fund are intended to promote Woodmen of the World's fraternal mission and to extend our reach throughout the community.
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Zonta Club of Myrtle Beach

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Zonta Club of Myrtle Beach
PO Box 51572
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Mission

Zonta International seeks to advance the status of women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local levels through service and advocacy.
- To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local level through service and advocacy.
- To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a fellowship of executives in business and the professions.
- To promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
- To be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs and to provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations and the world.

About Us

ZONTA was organized in November 1919 in Buffalo, N.Y. Our founder was Marion DeForest, a journalist and playwright. At a time when few women held leadership positions she conceived the idea of a strong network of women. By March of 1919, five women organized to achieve this mission and chartered the first Zonta Club in Buffalo, N.Y.

ZONTA Club of Myrtle Beach was chartered on Feb. 1, 1993, to serve Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas. We work closely with nonprofit agencies to help improve the status of women and girls in South Carolina. Our projects have included transportation for CASA, baskets for young mothers choosing to continue their education with the help of Horry County Outreach, helped found ECCAHT to end human trafficking in the Carolinas, sweat suits for rape victims, and local scholarships for young women.

Use of Funds

100% percent of our service funds go to help those in need.