Keeping Children Engaged, Healthy & Happy
Providing needed support to families in need often means special support for children ages 1 through 12.
Our programs are designed to help them stay engaged in school, giving them the food and medicines they need to stay healthy, and during the holidays, surprises that put smiles on their faces for days.
The food and medicine support is addressed in other sections on this web site: "Food" and "Other Special Services."
Ensuring good health is available
Often, parents simply cannot afford the needed prescription medicines for their children.
Deep Well, based on referrals from schools and from parents directly, steps in to help by paying for the medicine directly. The most typically requested drugs are antibiotics, asthma medication, and hyper-activity medication. Deep Well also supplies lice kits and personal hygiene items to schools. And, while it's not medicine, Deep Well has diapers and related hygiene items for infants and toddlers.
Uniforms & School Supplies
All schools on Hilton Head Island require students to wear uniforms. Although they can be as simple as specified shirt types and colors and specific skirts/trousers, it can often be beyond many already-stretched budgets.
Each year, Deep Well provides 5 uniform shirts and school supplies for each student in a client's family. The shirts and supplies go a long way toward easing the strain on a family's budget.