S.T.A.R.S., a local organization for teens and adults with special needs, receives "PickleJuice Projects for Purpose" award for 2019

“Special Times and Recreation Services” or STARS is leading the way in providing activities for special needs teens and adults in Northern Beaufort County. 

This summer, S.T.A.R.S. was awarded the 2019 “PickleJuice Projects for Purpose” gift of marketing and creative services. PickleJuice is a local award-winning creative design & marketing agency located downtown on Charles Street. The gift, valued at $5,000, will provide S.T.A.R.S. with a fresh, new brand identity, as well as a print and digital presence to better assist with community awareness and outreach.

“We’re continuously thankful for the hard work our local nonprofit organizations put toward making our community and therefore our lives richer in Beaufort County”, said Ginger Wareham, founder, and owner of PickleJuice.  “We’ve always tried to do our part to help our local nonprofits pursue their missions more effectively.  More often than not, nonprofits are forced to prioritize operational & program costs, therefore neglecting important investments in their creative & marketing communications. In the past, this assistance often began with a request for a logo, poster, website, t-shirt design or banners for an event – and we delivered a solution.  Rather than doing small pro-bono projects for nonprofits when asked — we decided to try something new and focus our attention on the needs of ONE local nonprofit organization each year.” 


S.T.A.R.S. mission is to provide “Special Times and Recreation” for teens and adults with special needs in Northern Beaufort County. S.T.A.R.S. is an independent organization that is staffed entirely by volunteers S.T.A.R.S. has held sessions in basketball, fishing, yoga, and dance with good attendance. S.T.A.R.S also helps sponsor Special Olympics teams, which include the competitive swim team “Carolina Hammerhead Sharks” and golfers who practice at The Golf Course at Pleasant Point.  In cooperation with the Parks and Recreation Department of Beaufort County, S.T.A.R.S will use the Charles Lind Brown Activity Center on Sunday afternoons from 2 pm – 4 pm.  To learn more about S.T.A.R.S. and their upcoming events, please visit their new website at starsbeaufortsc.com and follow them on facebook.

While PickleJuice will be helping S.T.A.R.S. achieve their marketing and communications goals, donations and volunteers are still needed to support this exceptional organization.

Opportunities for coaches and general help for a variety of activities are welcome. Donations will be used for Special Olympics competitions, refreshments and equipment needs.  For more information about donation and volunteer information with S.T.A.R.S, please contact Patricia Jaudon at starsbeaufortsc@gmail.com, or by calling 912-224-6970