The Bargain Box offers a way for individuals to recycle usable items that they no longer need in order to benefit residents and organizations. First established in 1965 as a shopping option for the working residents of Hilton Head Island, The Bargain Box has awarded grants to local non-profits since 1970 and has grown to return more than $16 million to the community.
Its non-profit thrift shop caters to a broad range of customers, with 100% of the proceeds from donations going back to the community in the form of cash grants to other Beaufort County 501(c)(3) charities.
The Bargain Box is an active part of the local business community, cultivating close working relationships with area businesses who contribute their time and resources by providing professional advice and support, discounts, a conduit for donations and recycling.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of The Bargain Box. Their dedication helps make a difference in Beaufort County. The volunteers enjoy camaraderie in a familiar environment and enjoy the satisfaction of making a material contribution to the community. Being a volunteer regularly – in sales, sorting, pricing, etc. - means being part of a team.
Each year The Bargain Box awards grants to qualified Beaufort County charitable agencies, which average about $450,000 annually.