BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) – Lowcountry organizers are gearing up for another year of Operation Backpack: an initiative to get school supplies and uniforms to every student.
Last year, United Way of the Lowcountry Women United says they provided school supplies and uniform shirts to more than 1,000 students throughout the Beaufort and Jasper counties.
This year, the goal is to help 1,250 students.
Women United is asking for monetary donations and the school supplies. The following items can be dropped off at various locations (listed below) through August 1:
Pocket Folders (2 pockets)
Crayola Washable Markers
#2 Pencils (box of 12 count)
Ruler (12 inch, clear if possible)
Composition Notebooks (marble)
Box of Facial Tissue
Crayons (24 count)
Zipper-Seal Quart and Gallon Bags
Roll of Paper Towels
Expo Dry Erase Markers
The group says monetary donations and gift cards will be used to purchase size-specific uniform shirts as well as more school supplies. Monetary donations can be made online or by texting BACKPACK2019 to 71777.
Checks should be made out to United Way of the Lowcountry with “Operation Backpack” in the memo.
Gift cards and checks should be mailed to:
United Way of the Lowcountry
P.O. Box 202
Beaufort, SC 29901
Donation boxes have been set up at the following locations:
SugarBelle – 905 Boundary Street
United Way of the Lowcountry Office – 1277 Ribaut Road
United Way of the Lowcountry Office – 10 Buckingham Plantation Dr. Suite D
Synovus Bank – 3 Belfair Village Drive
Carolina Heritage Insurance – 198 Okatie Village Drive, Suite 102
Hilton Head Island
Synovus Bank – 210 Central Avenue
Carolina Heritage Insurance – 92 N Main Street, Suite C
May River Dermatology – 25 Hospital Center Commons, Suite 200
Retreat at Lady’s Island – 9 Sunset Blvd
Beaufort Jasper Water & Sewer Authority – 6 Snake Road
May River Dermatology – 1813 Richmond Avenue
YMCA – 1801 Richmond Avenue
Corner Perk – 1628 Paris Avenue
Jasper County Chamber of Commerce – 36 Main Street
Jasper County Chamber of Commerce – 403 Russell Street