Make A Difference-A “FUN” Raising Week for Palmetto Dunes Cares

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September 10, 2020

Make A Difference-A “FUN” Raising Week for Palmetto Dunes Cares

This year, Palmetto Dunes Cares needs the help of the community more than ever! The charity’s three biggest fundraisers of the year, Turtle Trot 5k, Turtle Talks, and Eat, Drink & Be Generous have all been greatly impacted by COVID-19. The Turtle Trots are being run virtually with much smaller attendance, and the Turtle Talks and Eat, Drink & Be Generous have been canceled.

Palmetto Dunes Cares volunteers have come together to plan “Make a Difference” FUN raising week. The week includes an exciting online auction and socially distanced beach party.

Online Auction
The “Make A Difference” online auction is currently looking for donations. Volunteers are looking for auction item donations from owners; ie, handcrafts (knitting, quilting, needlepoint, beading, artworks, etc.), gardening, organizational skills, photography, paintings, lagoon boat tour, or personal color consultation to mention a few ideas. They are also looking for auction donations from the local business community but are aware of the difficulties they have been facing.

If you would like to donate auction items, please email or a member of the fundraising team.

Beach Event
The beach get-together is open to all owners in Palmetto Dunes, Leamington, and Shelter Cove to help raise money for Palmetto Dunes Cares’ charitable foundation.

The event will be held on Thursday, October 15 from 4:30-7:30pm at The Dunes House. Tickets are $50 per person and include a gourmet boxed dinner and access to play unlimited beach games. There will be live music and a cash bar will be available.

In order to maintain social distancing, six feet of separation will be required for all beach games. You can bring your own chairs to sit with groups of 10 or less, or request your group of 10 when making reservations.

Tickets will be available mid-September for purchase online at Only a limited number of tickets will be available.

If you would like to volunteer to help with the event, please email or a member of the fundraising team. You can also make a difference by donating online at

Due to COVID-19, all funds raised will go to organizations who are directly working to assist the community with COVID-19 relief efforts.

“Make A Difference” Fundraising Team
Claudia Gant –
Verna Goodman –
Pamela Marlette –
Cindy Strickland –
Dr. Raymond Cox –
Neil Hilsen –
Lisa Mullins –
Kerry Case –
Phyllis Napoli

About Palmetto Dunes Cares
Established in 2018 by residents of the Palmetto Dunes Resort Community. Our targeted areas of interest for giving include health, environment, arts and culture, community development and education to help support charitable interests within the Hilton Head community. Funds raised by Palmetto Dunes Cares are awarded as grants through the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry (CFL). The CFL is a 501©(3) organization and currently manages over 300 local funds. Palmetto Dunes residents have input and involvement in the process of awarding grants.

Our goal is that a charitable fund will create a closer sense of community among our full-time residents, investment property owners, and commercial businesses. Our aim is to show that Palmetto Dunes Cares through contributions to the greater needs of our community.

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