About Us

2012 Recipient

Project Cool Breeze was founded in May 1999 by State Representative Wendell Gilliard

A 501-C3 Non-profit organization

Creating an environment of unity and hope for the betterment of communities.


*Annual A/C & Fan Distribution for Seniors *Annual Turkey Giveaway for Veterans *Annual Hope for the Homeless Coat & Food Drive *Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Portrait Awards


This program is designed for seniors 60 years and older.

Unfortunately, you do not qualify this year if you have received a fan or A/C unit within the past 3 years.

Please download and mail in your completed application for approval process to:

PROJECT COOL BREEZE, P.O. Box 30576, Charleston, SC 29417

(Please be sure to provide your full name, date of birth, address, and phone number on your completed application).

A PCB representative is available to assist if you are unable to download the application. Please call 843-226-7706 to receive assistance.

Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted by a PCB representative to finalize the application process.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Project Cool Breeze “Keeping seniors cool during the hot summer months



Click link for September 2022 The Coastal Chronicles article about KFC donation to Project Cool Breeze: The Coastal Chronicles – KFC Donates $10,000 To Project Cool Breeze – Sept 9, 2022

In 2021, Project Cool Breeze (PCB) provided over 500 fans and/or air conditioner units to seniors within the Lowcountry and surrounding areas during pandemic. For the past 2 years, PCB moved the distribution outdoors to provide a safe process for seniors and volunteers. All of which would not have been possible without the ongoing sponsorship from Dominion Energy, Boeing, Lowe’s West Ashley, Palmetto Goodwill Industries, Nucor, local radio and television stations, churches and more! We thank you for your continued dedication towards our initiatives. We continue to welcome additional sponsors and volunteers to better service communities.

Project Cool Breeze continues to serve communities in need.

In 2020, Project Cool Breeze gained new partnerships with new organizations. The non-profit organization continues to seek additional sponsors to help expand the reach for providing food and resources to deserving communities in rural areas. To date, Project Cool Breeze has provided many seniors, homeless, and the less fortunate with necessary resources to keep them cool, warm, healthy, alive and last but not least – filled with hope.

Project Cool Breeze continues to extend the invitation to all those seeking to help in any way.

Project Cool Breeze is a not for profit organization.

All donations and funding is applied towards the mentioned initiatives.

Project Cool Breeze In the News!

FANTASTIC NEWS!!! On September 9, 2022, the KFC Foundation awarded PROJECT COOL BREEZE with a $10K donation!! KFC Foundation CEO stated that “It’s a great day for a lot of our seniors throughout the tri-county in South Carolina!” Many thanks and sincere gratitude to the KFC Foundation for the $10K and for supporting our cause “Keeping seniors cool during the hot summer months!”

State Rep Calls For Action To Help With Charleston’s Consistent Mold Problems

Learn more on ABC News 4

Click link for August 2022 Post and Courier article about Project Cool Breeze serving the community.
Editorial: We know more about how heat affects our health; we should act on it


Throughout the years, Project Cool Breeze has provided over 9,000 units to seniors. With ongoing generous donations from our many sponsors and dedicated volunteers, we continue to help prevent seniors from losing their lives due to extreme heat exhaustion.

2019 Clip of State Representative providing information for A/C distribution.
A Special thank you to Live 5 news for providing coverage over the years. This year, we are practicing social distancing. Distributions are taking place outside at Lowe’s West Ashley parking lot. All distributions are by appointment only.

Project Cool Breeze celebrates over 20 years of service

A special thank you to ABC4 news

Project Cool Breeze serving area seniors


Police Community Unity Day, Each annual distribution would be finalized with a huge celebration including vendors, entertainment, and jump castles at Brittlebank Park in Charleston, SC.

Charleston police unite with community for Police Community Unity Day

August 30, 2015

Obstacles cause distractions, eliminate obstacles – no more distractions.

The power to achieve all that you want in this world begins with a measure of hope. Obstacles may be minimal or extreme, but hope will cause you to be resilient.

Project Cool Breeze provides the open door for hope.

Project Cool Breeze is appreciative of the many outlets working with us to better service the community.


The Project Cool Breeze Team can be contacted at the below listed phone, email, and mailing address:

Phone: (843) 226-7706

Email: projectcoolbreeze2018@gmail.com

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 30576, Charleston, SC 29417

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  1. What amazing people to do this for others, especially in this southern heat that is only going to get worse, what a blessing to have such kind people to give to those in need…


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