2018 Palmetto Giving Day


Palmetto Giving Day is a 24-hour, online giving event for Georgetown County.  Together, we're making Georgetown County a better place to live, work and play.  We encourage you to join us on May 1st in support of 54 nonprofit organizations working in Georgetown County and helping make Palmetto Giving Day a huge success. Stay tuned for additional information.              

Reason To Give:

Your donation will help us protect fishable, swimmable, drinkable water for our families and our future.


The mission of Winyah Rivers Foundation is to protect, preserve, monitor, and revitalize the health of the lands and waters of the greater Winyah Bay watershed.

$50 Can provide supplies for a cleanup of our local waterways.

$250 Can allow us to continue protecting your right to fishable, swimmable, drinkable water.

$1000 Can help support our efforts to begin a Lumber Riverkeeper program.


Together We Are Growing Georgetown County





On National Give Local Day, Tuesday, May 1st, you will have the opportunity to pick your passion and show your commitment to the quality of life here in the Lowcountry and Grand Strand. Palmetto Giving Day 2018 is being organized as a grassroots effort by local nonprofit organizations and supported by the Francis P. Bunnelle Foundation. This is a 24-hour online giving event geared towards increasing online fundraising, building an online presence, and finding new prospective donors for our nonprofits. Help us spread the word about this event and join in growing this community by picking your passion.  We hope that at least one of your passions is our rivers! 

For the past three years, Giving Day has been our largest fundraiser with you helping us bring in over $20,000 in 2015, over $21,000 in 2016, and over $21,000 in 2017.  Our goal this year is to raise more than previous years. With the pledged support of our wonderful match sponsors the Francis P. Bunnelle Foundation and the Winyah Rivers Foundation Board we have over $6,000 in funds waiting for us as long as we can raise at least the same amount that has been pledged. Help us reach our goal of raising $25,000 this year! We know with your help we can meet this goal and continue to protect your rivers. 


You may receive our newsletter every month as a die hard supporter of Winyah Rivers Foundation or because you are simply interested learning more about what we do, but you likely have a concern for our rivers and our drinking water on some level. Palmetto Giving Day has been integral to helping us meet our mission over the past three years and we need your help to continue that tradition. 

The funds raised over the past years have allowed us to grow our staff and our programming. Our staff has continued to grow to the largest in Winyah River Foundation history (2 full-time and 3 part-time employees), we are covering more ground and more issues in our watershed than ever, and are engaging and empowering hundreds of volunteers and partners in the effort to protect the rivers we all love.

We are the ONLY local grassroots organization serving this region devoting all of its efforts to protect your right to clean water. We strive to educate, inform, and empower this community to protect YOUR waters. As a grassroots organization we exist because of the passionate support of our membership and for the benefit of all of the residents and visitors to this region. 

We are in a time where our local conservation efforts may very well be our primary line of defense for protecting our natural resources. Winyah Rivers Foundation is one of the few local organizations that is in the right position to serve at the forefront of these efforts. By supporting us on Palmetto Giving Day you will be contributing to our growing momentum at a time when our efforts could be the best hope for protecting the health of our waters and our community.  

Palmetto Giving Day will be here before we know it. We ask you first and foremost to mark your calendars for May 1st and donate on that day. On May 1st you will double your impact by helping us unlock matching funds.  Just as important, we ask you to invite your friends to do the same.  You are our network and your reach is impressive.  Sharing one’s personal passion is a very powerful thing. If we can combine all of your passion for the river and your reach into growing support for Winyah Rivers Foundation there is no telling how much we can do.  Forward this newsletter, follow us on Facebook and share our posts about Palmetto Giving Day, and talk to your friends and family about this.

CHOOSE CLEAN WATER! Join us in ensuring that our rivers are fishable, swimmable, and drinkable for our families and for our future. DONATE TO WINYAH RIVERS ON MAY 1st, PALMETTO GIVING DAY!


From Winyah Rivers Foundation’s President,


Thank you for being part of the Winyah Rivers Foundation Family. Like me, you must love the environment or at least, love someone who is part of our family.


I am also guessing you know that water, especially clean water, is essential to life and the Winyah Rivers Foundation is all about protecting and enhancing the waters and the land of the greater Winyah Bay watershed. To remind you of what we do, our programs, and opportunities to get involved, I would invite you to check out our website: www.WinyahRivers.org




On May 1st you will have a great opportunity to support our work and be part of the effort to protect clean water for our families and our future. On that day, for 24 hours, we are participating in Palmetto Giving Day, a local online campaign to raise funds and support thegood works of non-profits in our area.


So, on May 1st, log on to Winyah Rivers Foundation’s Palmetto Giving Day page, and make your gift. Matching funds that we have raised will extend your gift, maximizing the impact of your charitable giving.


Then come on down to the party from 3 to 7pm at the Hammock Shops in Pawley’s Island. Enjoy music and free food, meet some of our staff and join others who are committed to improving the quality of life in our area.


Thanks for being part of our family and supporting our work to protect clean water for our families and our future.


For the rivers,

Ron Hartman

President, Board of Directors

Winyah Rivers Foundation, Inc.

EIN 57-1118288

Your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


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