Wexford Volunteer Opportunities
With the holiday season behind us and a fresh start ahead of us, it’s a great time to reflect, give thanks and resolve to be the best version of ourselves. For many, volunteering is at the top of the list. It’s something we are most mindful of during the holiday season yet something we should consider year-round.
We have a very active group of volunteers within our community here at Wexford. One group in particular, Wexford Cares, was created to lend a helping hand to neighbors in need. Wexford Cares is a group of volunteers who support other members during difficult times. They bring in food and books, run errands, drive their neighbors to doctors’ appointments and more.
The Wexford resident who leads this group, Marjie Gaynor, also spearheads a group of volunteers who extend their time and support to our U.S. soldiers. This volunteer group gathers and delivers “Welcome Home” bags to returning single soldiers at Fort Stewart in Hinesville, GA, and also sends “Morale Packages” to soldiers overseas. These efforts, which originally started with a small group of Wexford members, now also include volunteers from Long Cove, Palmetto Dunes, Port Royal, Colleton River and local Walgreens customers.
In addition to these groups, we also have the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation, whose mission is to support with financial and volunteer resources, Beaufort County non-profit organizations which provide social services for humanitarian needs. The Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation is 501(c)(3) approved charitable organization founded in 2012. Last year they raised $67,920 through donations and fundraising events, which was awarded to 11 different charities. According to the Chairman of the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation, Jim Hicks, “The success of the Wexford Foundation is a reflection of the compassionate nature of the Members of the Wexford Community. The engagement of our Members through Committees, participation in events, donations of auction items and financial support allows the Foundation to make a real difference on Hilton Head Island.”
Let the New Year be a reminder of what we are thankful for and how we can give back to the community now and throughout the year!