Non-Profit Spotlight: Hilton Head Plantation Crafters

Check out all of the wonderful crafts made by the Hilton Head Plantation Crafters at the Craft and Bake Sale on Oct. 19 at Christ Lutheran Church on William Hilton Parkway.

MISSION

To provide financial support to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry through the sale of handcrafted items.

HISTORY

Hilton Head Plantation Crafters began in 1980 when a group of creative women living in Hilton Head Plantation pooled their talents and supplies to raise money for local charities. Organized in part by a doctor’s wife, the group initially supported Hilton Head Hospital, Volunteers in Medicine and the Hilton Head Auxiliary. In 1995, Hilton Head Plantation Crafters partnered with Hospice Care of the Lowcountry and began holding annual craft and bake sales with all proceeds supporting the nonprofit organization. To date, these sales have generated over $230,000 in donations to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. The group is still going strong with 25 members who enjoy all types of crafting and needlework endeavors. Their unique handcrafted items, as well as a variety of home-baked goods, are offered for sale twice each year. The spring sale is open to all residents of Hilton Head Plantation, and the fall sale is open to the general public.

WHO IT HELPS

The patients of Hospice Care of the Lowcountry and their families.

HOW TO HELP

Hilton Head Plantation residents who enjoy crafting are always welcome to join and share their talents. Group members contribute their own supplies and rely heavily on donations of materials such as fabric, yarn, shells, beads and more to support their activities. Any materials donated should be new and of high quality. The group does not solicit cash donations and has very few expenses, but would welcome assistance to pay the fees for its storage unit. Attendance at the Craft and Bake Sale is the best way to show support. The next sale is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Christ Lutheran Church on William Hilton Parkway.

For more information on the Hilton Head Plantation Crafters
Contact Deanna Collins at [email protected] or Margot Gilbert at [email protected]