Favor Foundation is a public charity (P41999) local to Charleston, South Carolina that provides free food, clothes and job resources to South Carolina’s homeless, under served or poverty stricken individuals and Veterans in crisis.
Since the onset of our community outreach efforts in 2017 we have provided food, clothes and invaluable resources to over a thousand individuals in Charleston. In doing so we have partnered with several organizations throughout the Tri County area such as Project Street Outreach and Palmetto Goodwill to ensure that the needs of our community are being met in every way.
While Favor Foundation strives to keep the outreach mobile so that the needs can be met where they are found, we do provide several distribution locations where food and clothes can be obtained. Job resources and more extensive needs are addressed one on one with each client in a safe setting.
Barbering Plus 1750 Remount Road North Charleston - food and clothes
Seaside Family Medicine 1341 College Park Road Summerville – food
Favor Foundation is not currently a 501(c)3 but is working towards that goal. We rely upon food drives, private donations and our own source of income to provide for the clients we can and we refer those whose needs we cannot meet directly to reliable, community focused organizations such as Project Street Outreach, Goodwill and Destiny’s Community Café.
We are a hands on organization. When we say we refer someone to an outside source if we are not able to meet the need directly we maintain communication with the referred organization to follow through until the need is fully met. The follow through is critical when dealing with a family that has been displaced or a Veteran that has not been receiving benefits.
We are in place to be a blessing to those that find themselves in crisis until contentment is reached.
Our mission is to provide Charleston, SC and surrounding area families that are experiencing food insecurity and homelessness with emergency food, clothing and resume creation and job search assistance free of charge. Prayer is always available and spiritual guidance recommendations provided when requested.
We count on our community to help secure funds, food, toiletry and household goods needed to help families rebuild their lives. Whether a person has become homeless or just needs temporary assistance with food and clothes we are there to help fill the need. If you are a local business needing to make a yearly donation or looking to hire someone right away, we encourage you to contact us first. Your donation stays right here in the lowcountry.
We can't thank our active duty military and Veterans enough for the sacrifices they make for our freedom. We offer guidance and referrals to resources like Project Street Outreach and through other local and state programs that help to provide food, clothes, toiletries as well as claims and benefit assistance.
Find out more about service connected and Veteran assistance by clicking below.
Favor Foundation is in the process of obtaining our 501(c)3. We are a public charity and we assist Charleston's poverty stricken, homeless and those in crisis with food, clothes and resume and or job assistance.
We are proud to have the Indian Motorcycle Riding Group #1988 Low Country Chapter out of Ladson, SC as our favored sponsor this year for the July 13th Back to School Outreach in the Dorchester Terrace area. IMRG #1988 President Walter Drenkhahn and several of his board will be present at this event with some of the finest motorcycles you've seen. Come out and show your support for the underserved and those serving them. July 13th 10 to 3 at the Jeanene Batten Community Center 3742 Dorchester Rd. North Charleston. Along with some pretty sweet bikes IMRG will be providing face painting and games with prizes for the kids.
We love these guys!
Last but not least we welcome EXPEDITORS, a logistics and IT group from Charleston. This company has blessed us with a monitary donation that comes right on time. Thank you for being a Favor supporter.
Favor Foundation held a back to school outreach on July 13th at Jeanene Batten Community Center and we were so blessed with an abundance of awesome volunteers. At this event we provided bags of food, school supplies, hot dogs, hamburgers, games for the kids and face-painting as well as a fire truck and motorcycles to view and blood pressure checks. We want to thank Indian Motor Cycle Riding Club #1988 from Ladson and Expeditors for their contributions to this event as well as Mrs. Mary Parler Freeman for doing our wellness checks. The volunteers were incredible and we can't thank you all enough. We had repeat volunteers from as far away as Walterboro and new volunteers as close as Joint Base Charleston. A special shout out to Teck Sgt. William Anderson, Head Training Instructor and Flight Chief at 315th Air Wing Development & Training Program for providing the bulk of our volunteers who did everything from bag groceries and help client to their cars to manning the grill. They were definately a much needed show of support and they came strong! We salute you all.
Favor Foundation has 2 outreach events scheduled for the remainder of 2019.
- Saturday, November 23rd Favor joins forces with PSO, Project Street Outreach at Mount Moriah on River's Ave. to bring food, clothes and toiletry items to active duty & Veterans as well as civilians in the area. Check out PSO's website for updates on donations and volunteering opportunities at the link at the bottom of this page.
- Saturday, December 21st Favor has it's last outreach of the year at the annual Be A Blessing Chicora/Cherokee event at
Gussie Green Community Center. All those interested in donating can goods, becoming a Favored partner to donate a meal through your food truck or volunteering with clients directly can contact us at FavorChasSC@gmail.com for further information.
SUGGESTIONS FOR DONATIONS - COMMUNITY OUTREACH-FOOD INSECURE:
Can goods (any), rice, mac-n-cheese, beans, soup mixes, jars of peanut butter, cereal, baby formula, t-shirts, blankets, coats
Other: Tooth brushes, tooth paste, clothes detergent, sanitary napkins, diapers, bars of soap, gift cards, Bibles
CHECK BACK SOON FOR OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
CEO Shontia Gilliard ready to serve
Kay's Southern Gourmet has been cooking with love in Charleston for four years. Ms. Kay has a heart for others and we thank her from the bottom of our hearts for donating her time and gumbo to feed underserved and homeless in Charleston. If you see Ms. Kay in the community order an extra item just to thank her for paying it forward! You can follow Kay's Southern Gourmet on Facebook to see where to find them next.
Sabor CubaRican Cuisine is run by the Hernandez Family and we can't say enough great things about this company and their food. Sabor has raised awareness in the community by collecting food and blankets for the outreach efforts and packing over 50 outreach bags themselves for the December 2018 outreach. You can follow Sabor CubaRican Cuisine on their Facebook page.
Seaside Family Medicine is a family owned primary care practice located in Summerville that believes in providing high quality care that is easy to access so they offer extended hours and are open on Saturdays. Seaside was gracious enough to provide staff at the December 2018 Outreach for wellness checks in the community. If you need a new family clinic 1341 College Park Rd is the place to go. You won't be disappointed in the quick and personal attention you'll receive.
We have several food banks we work with to make sure you get the food you need for your family.
We can provide clean, gently used or new clothes or refer you for a clothing voucher with a reputable agency
Through various organizations we will help you with your resume or refer you for job placement programs we are aware of.
Glenda Backman with Owner of Destiny Community Cafe Ragina Saunders
Your funds directly impact the quality of life for another person. We can't thank you enough for making the decision to be part of the solution to end homelessness and help the underserved in Charleston.
If you need assistance with food, clothes, household items and toiletries or know someone who does you can receive immediate assistance on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at our distribution site located at Barbering Plus 1750 Remount Road in Hanahan from 11 to 6pm.
Donations accepted here.
Your support of goods, funds, and your time will enable us to meet our goals and improve the quality of life for homeless in the Lowcountry.
Favor Foundation operates as a registered South Carolina non profit public charity.