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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.

PROJECT COOL BREEZE’S PROGRAM INITIATIVES:

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

***PROJECT COOL BREEZE IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2022 FAN & A/C DISTRIBUTION. ***

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, complete and mail application for approval process.

If you are unable to download application, please call 843-226-7706 to obtain application.

Return completed application to PROJECT COOL BREEZE P.O. BOX 30576 CHARLESTON, SC 29417.

Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted by a PCB representative to finalize the application process. Please be sure to provide your full name, date of birth, address and phone number on application.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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

In 2021, Project Cool Breeze provided over 500+ fans and/or a/c units to seniors within the low country 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 has gained new partnerships with new organizations and continues to seek additional sponsors to help expand the reach for providing food and resources to deserving communities in rural areas. To date, many seniors, many homeless, and many of the less fortunate were provided the necessary resources to keep them cool, warm, healthy, alive and last but not least – filled with hope. We continue 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.

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.

Click link for 2016 article about Police Community Unity Day:

https://lowcountrysource.com/news/gilliard-promotes-unity-with-police/

View past events: Click on link below to watch Live 5 news on 2015 Police Community Unity Day.

https://www.live5news.com/story/29915512/charleston-police-unite-with-community-for-police-community-unity-day/?fbclid=IwAR0FvyosUm1HFtQS4ZAKZj0kz8l0Mg7iIPt3Y-BeX669hn8gTJdFbSb3Bt4

Through out 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.

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.


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Project Cool Breeze

Email: projectcoolbreeze2018@gmail.com

Phone: 843-226-7706

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


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