"At Hilton Head Heroes we are making a difference...one child, one family, one week at a time...."

Lindy Ellison Russell, President & Director

Our mission at Hilton Head Heroes is to bring families with children between the ages of four and eighteen suffering from life threatening illnesses to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for a resort vacation.

Children are referred to our program through doctors, healthcare providers and hospital administrators.


Accepting Stand By Applications for
2018 Hero Vacations

The Hilton Head Hero house is now full for 2017. We are however accepting applications that are being put on a standby list should cancellations occur. All applicants that are not chosen for 2017 will be rolled over to 2018. Please apply early.

To apply for a 2018 Hero Vacation, please click here to submit your application.

Hilton Head Heroes Gourmet GALA
at the TidePointe Clubhouse

November 3, 2017
6-9 pm

  • An Elegant Evening of fine wines and food prepared by Chef Stephen Stewart
  • Dessert Room with culinary offerings by Chef Jon Solarno including a sugar sculpture
  • Wine room with tasting of some extraordinary wines
  • Dining room seating available
  • Music provided by the John Brackett Trio
  • Silent Auction

Download Flyer | Order Tickets

Sponsorships are now available. Contact Gregg Russell for more information on becoming a sponsor for this evening event. gruss3027@aol.com

Tickets are $100.00 and all inclusive.
RSVP to Leila Nelson 843-298-0433
Silent auction donations to Lindy Russell 843-422-6343 or lindyruss3027@aol.com
Please contact Lindy Russell for an invitation to this limited space event.

The families are housed in the Hilton Head Island HERO house located in Sea Pines Resort. (click here to view photos!) They are given gift certificates to local restaurants, grocery stores as well as island amenities.

Founded in 1998 by longtime island resident and family entertainer Gregg Russell and his wife Lindy, Hilton Head Heroes was born out of a desire to help very ill children and their entire family enjoy a vacation that would not be ordinarily possible.

Online Donations

We've recently launched an online page to simplify your donations to Hilton Head Heroes. Please click the button below!

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"...we are in the business of helping children
gracefully become angels, while unselfish acts of love
and kindness help everyday people become Heroes.
I am so grateful for being in the presence of both...."

Gregg M. Russell, Founder & Public Awareness

With a strong Hilton Head Island Board of Directors made up of local business people and the support of serveral high profile Honorary Board Members such as Corey Pavin of the PGA tour, Jim Nantz of CBS Sports and former Wimbledon Champion Stan Smith, Hilton Head Heroes has been fortunate to receive donations and support from many individuals and corporations.


Organization of the Year 2010
Presented by the Hilton Head Island/ Bluffton Chamber of Commerce

State of South Carolina Angel Charity 2015

PGA Charity of the year finalist 2017


Thank you to the 2017 BIRDIES for Charity donors.

View the contributors

HHH Is proud to have been chosen as a PGA Charity of choice for the Heritage Classic Golf Tournament, April, 2017.

Christmas Dessert Party
December 10, 2017
2-4 pm
Hilton Head Hero House
Guests are asked to bring a grocery gift card to Publix to share with our Hero Families.

Post Office Box 6689, Hilton Head, SC 29938


General Information: Hilton Head Heroes

Contact Us

Click here for our online contact form

Each individual or family that donates at least $1,000.00 to Hilton Head Heroes in a calendar year will become part of our 100 HEROES group. This group will be invited to several parties annually to celebrate the success of Hilton Head Heroes, including a Christmas party in the HERO House. 100 HERO members will also be given first opportunity to purchase tickets to upcoming HERO events.

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Hilton Head Heroes | Po Box 6689, Hilton Head, SC 29938
843-422-6343 |

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