Back-to-School magic is in the air. August is here, the stores have started stocking their shelves with school supplies, and teachers are holding on tight to their last few days of summer.
For most, heading back to school is an exciting time; however, for some folks, it causes lots of added financial stress. The start of a new school year requires money for school supplies, lunch, after-school childcare, etc. Many people in our area live paycheck to paycheck and don't have additional funds for these things, which is why back-to-school drives are so helpful. By donating to back-to-school drives, you're able to provide children in our area with the supplies they need to excel in the classroom. Below are several local back-to-school drives and the items they're requesting for donation.
As a reminder, this weekend is tax-free weekend, which is the perfect time to grab school supplies and save a few dollars. Check out my recent blog post if you're looking for tips to shop tax-free weekend like a pro.
Where to donate:
WBTW News 13 Back to School Drive
News13 is holding a back-to-school donation drive from August 9-13th. You can drop off items at the WBTW studio in Socastee, AIM Acupuncture in North Myrtle Beach, or Elko Spa Billiards and Pools in Myrtle Beach. Donations can also be made online at Help 4 Kids and Backpack Buddies. Click here for a list of requested donation items and additional information about the drive.
Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson Fill the Bus
Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson & The Harley Shop At The Beach are teaming up with Gator 107.9 and Mix 97.7, to FILL THE BUS for our Horry County Children! You can stop by either dealership (Saturday 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday 11 am - 4 pm) to donate to local kids in need! Enjoy light food provided by Dunkin Donuts and Dagwoods Deli (while supplies last). Click here for a list of requested donation items and additional information about the drive.
Back-2-School Bash: A Day of Giving & Outreach
New Beginnings International Outreach is hosting a free community event on August 13th from 11 am-2 pm. They will provide food, Back to School Supplies, clothing, shoes, household items, basic essentials, and positive fellowship. For a list of requested donation items and additional information about the drive, please get in touch with Sheneka Gathers at (561) 889 – 6149 or Doc Moore at (843) 918 - 1475
Mount Olive AME Church Back to School Block Party
The Young Women's Association of Sandy Grove is hosting a free community event on August 14th from 10 am-1 pm. There will be vendors, games, back-to-school supplies, and food. For a list of requested donation items and additional information about the drive, please contact Tawana Hunt at 843 – 698 – 0087, Jamie Favorite at (843) 267 – 3833, or Doc Moore at (843) 918 - 1475.
Sayebrook Dental Care in Myrtle Beach
For those interested in donating school supplies to children and schools in our community, Sayebrook Dental Care has a drop-off box located in their lobby. Click here for additional information.
Directly to the Schools:
I have a teacher friend who said that many local schools accept supplies directly. So, if you'd like to donate directly to a school near you, I'd encourage you to call and see what supplies they typically need the most.
School Supply Lists:
If you're looking for supply lists for local area schools, visit the links below:
Don't see your school above? Click here to search for specific schools and grade levels.
If you or someone you know is having a back-to-school drive that you'd like to add to this list, please share it with me.