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Helping Hands Of Goose Creek
Last updated on October 6, 2014

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Our primary mission is to furnish food to hungry people in need while encouraging self-sufficiency. Helping Hands is the largest emergency food pantry in Berkeley County. Last year we provided over 325,000 meals to approximately 12,000 people.

Description:
Helping Hands of Goose creek is a small non profit organization created to address the hunger issues in this community. We are able to assist clients with food supplements (which provides them with 7-10 days worth of food). We currently partner with Trident Literacy Association to provide mandatory budgeting classes, on site computer classes, as well as a GED program that our clients can elect to participate in. A Benefit Bank representative is on site to process applications from clients wanting to apply for food stamps, medicaid, or medicare. We also serve as a resource for outside service agency referrals.

History:
Helping Hands of Goose Creek was established in 1989 and has been in continuous operation since as a crisis assistance center in Goose Creek. The organization was originally created as a collaboration of the Goose Creek Clergy Association to address the hunger problems in this community.

Contact people:

 Michelle Arredondo, Executive Director, (phone), (email)
Cheryl Heisler, Client Assessment Specialist, (phone), (email)


Main office number: (843) 553-7132
Office fax number: (843) 553-7198

Address:

 104-B Commerce Place
Goose Creek, SC 29445
This location is handicap accessible
(See a map)

Web Site: http://helpinghandsofgoosecreek.org

Directions:

 Hwy 176 to Wal-Mart, stay on St. James Ave. until you see The Bank of America and Pubix. Turn on to Central Ave. Go down Central Ave. until you see the big blue sign for the Goose Creek. . . (more)

General Volunteer Opportunity Information

General information about volunteer opportunities:
Daily opportunities consist of food sorting, food bagging for distribution, and directly serving the clients by weighing food selections.
Training/Orientation:
Individual orientation is given to those interested in volunteering.
Minimum age to volunteer:
16
Volunteer requirements:
no background checks conducted
Last updated on October 6, 2014

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