Giving Hope, Happiness & Fulfilling Dreams

About Caring Hearts

Chelsea & Barry have always enjoyed helping others in need & with your help, we can make more dreams a reality.

Our Stories

Read stories & testimonials from real people we have Caring Hearts of South Carolina has helped.

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Thank you for all your love and support. Each donation will help fulfill dreams for people in need.

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Our Mission

Our mission with Caring Hearts Of South Carolina is to restore hope, happiness, and fill the needs of families who are dealing with a critical illness or serious injury, by granting wishes or fulfilling dreams.

Our primary focus is, supporting children and seniors.

Our Stories:


My daughter was diagnosed with Burkitts Lymphoma in 2014 when she was just 14 years old. We have known the Brendlen family for as long as I can remember. I

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Kenzie’s Story

As long as I have known the Brendlen family, they have put our community first and done so much for those in need. In February 2011 after a pediatric cancer

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Ashley Brendlen

Board Member

For most of my life I have had the opportunity to give back and help others through my family’s Christmas light display and various fundraisers we did for the community. I am excited to be apart of this organization to be able to help others and give back year round.

Rhonda R. Lowther

Board Member

My occupation requires me to visit the homes of our senior adults in 4 counties. On a daily basis, I find
our adults, that are all over 60 years old, that are without adequate food, medication, heat, AC, safe
flooring, and other health and safety issues in their homes. Many are living in conditions that are very
much below poverty levels. The need is astronomical! Caring Hearts has a mission to help our seniors
and our children. I am honored and privileged to participate in this very worthwhile organization.

Kenzie Stone

Board Member

My name is Kenzie Stone. I am a member of Caring Hearts of South Carolina for two reasons. I experienced the Brendlen family’s compassion firsthand in 2011. I am grateful for what their family did for mine during such a hard time. 

Now that I am able, I enjoy sharing with other families the compassion and helpfulness that I experienced and know we will provide through Caring Hearts of South Carolina. 

Blake Stoner

Board Member

I wanted to join Caring Hearts because I believe they make a huge difference within the community. Chelsea, Barry, and their family have always been able to help other families out and provide great assistance in the community since I was in high school, and I see the work they have done in the community every day. My family has also experienced the impact they have on the community and assistance they provide personally. The reason I wanted to join caring hearts is so I can not only give back to my community, I can have a positive impact in the lives of those people that we are able to help.

Justin Warstler

Board Member

I am so excited to be part of Caring Hearts.  There are so many people in the Lowcountry that have experienced unexpected tragedy and it is so wonderful to be part of an organization that is able to help uplift and bring joy in their time of need.

The Caring Hearts events and fundraisers are such a great way to connect with the community in such a meaningful way.

Chris Duke


My name is Chris Duke and I am the Office Administrator at Camping World in Ridgeland, South Carolina.  My wife, Cyndi, and I moved from North Georgia to the Lowcountry June of 2020.  We moved to be closer to our Daughter, Savannah, Son-in-Love, Barry, and our precious Granddaughter Eliza Leigh. 

We are honored and proud to be involved in helping fulfill the mission and goal of Caring Hearts.  Having the opportunity to live in an area where people are willing to meet the needs of others fills our hearts with joy.