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

Lindy Ellison Russell, President & Director

2018 Hero Vacations

To apply for a 2018 Hero Vacation, please click here to download the application.

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.

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.

Birdies for Charity
April 9-15, 2018
Harbour Town Golf Links

Hilton Head Heroes is again participating in the Heritage Classic Foundation's Birdies for Charity program. Each year we collect pledges based on the number of birdies scored by PGA professionals during the RBC Heritage Golf Classic presented by Boeing on Hilton Head Island.

More Information | Download Pledge Form

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


TidePointe Gourmet Gala
November 9, 2018
6-9 pm

Christmas Dessert Party & Open House
December 9, 2018
2-4 pm
Hilton Head Hero House
Donations accepted and appreciated at the door

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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