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Back-to-School Needs From Local Nonprofits

August 20, 2018

Giving Better, How To Give, In the Midlands, Making a Difference

We’ve compiled a list of local nonprofits and their back-to-school needs for the communities they serve.

Where did the summer go?  In a blink of an eye, the school year is here! This time of year often brings a mixture of feelings for families —excitement, nervousness, stress, and hope for the new beginnings. It’s also a great time to come together as a community and help those in need. These nonprofits have been vetted by our staff. Please contact the nonprofits directly to assist with their back-to-school needs.

 

Autism Academy of South Carolina

Counties Served:  Akien, Bamberg, Chester, Clarendon, Fairfield, Florence, Georgetown, Greenville, Horry, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Pickens, Richland, Sumter, and York.

Suggested Donations:

  • $10 provides (x2) new sensory chew toys
  • $15 provides (x1) new timer for therapy
  • $25 provides a new game for peer play opportunities
  • $30 supplies therapist materials
  • $50 provides new equipment for structured physical activity time
  • $100 provides a new stereo for their physical activity classes

Items needed: Blue Pens, Copy Paper, Binders, Dry Erase Markers, Whiteout, Staples, Post-its, Velcro, Timers, Sensory Chewy Toys, Board Games, Stereo, PE Equipment, toilet paper, paper towels, Lysol wipes

Binding Ties, Inc.

Counties Served: Richland, Lexington

Suggested Donations:

  • $25 will purchase (x2) USB Drives
  • $30 will purchase (x1) backpack
  • $35 will purchase (x1) Back-to-School kit to include: notebook paper, pens, pencils, folders and binders
  • $200 will purchase (x1) iPad

Items needed: USB Drives, backpacks, pencils, headphones, iPads

Brookland Center for Community Economic Change

Counties Served: Lexington, Richland, Calhoun, Kershaw

Suggested Donations:

  • $30 will purchase (x1) backpack
  • $35 will purchase (x1) Back-to-School kit to include: notebook paper, pens, pencils, folders and binders
  • $125 will purchase (x1) scientific calculator
  • $250 will purchase (x1) small laptop

Items needed: Backpacks, notebook paper, Pencils, Pens, Folders, Binders, Laptops, Scientific Calculators 

Chapin We Care Center

Counties Served: Chapin, Richland, Lexington, Newberry

Suggested Donations:

  • $30 will purchase (x1) backpack
  • $35 will purchase (x1) Back-to-School kit to include: notebook paper, pens, pencils, folders and binders

Items Needed: Book bags 1 inch 3 ring binders, loose leaf paper, composition notebooks, black dry-ease markers, yellow high lighters, index cards, colored pens, and 12 count colored pencils.

Growing Home Southeast

Counties Served: Cayce, Lexington

Suggested Donations:

  • $1 buys (x1) Spiral Notebook (x300) quantity needed)
  • $1 buys (x1) #2 pencil and/or colored pencil (x300) quantity needed)
  • $1 buys (x1) Glue Stick (x150 quantity needed)
  • $25 will buy (x1) Back pack for a child (x150) quantity needed)

Items Needed: Backpacks, Spiral Notebooks, #2 pencils, colored pencils, and glue sticks

Jubilee Academy

Counties Served: Richland

Suggested Donations:

  • $45 will buy week of healthy snacks - per child
  • $63 will buy (x1) Me-Do-It Chair - 5 inch
  • $65 will buy a set (x5) Uniform shirt sets
  • $66 will buy (x1) Me-Do-It Chair - 6.5 inch
  • $86 will buy (x1) Woodcrest Chair - 8 inch
  • $87 will buy (x1) We-Do-It Bench
  • $90 will buy (x1) Woodcrest Chair - 10 inch
  • $104 will buy (x1) Woodcrest Chair - 12 inch

Items Needed: (8 inch, 10 inch, and 12 inch) Woodcrest Chairs, (5 inch and 6.5 inch) Me-Do-It Chairs, We-Do-It Benches, Healthy Snacks and Meals

Junior Achievement of Greater SC

Counties Served: Richland, Lexington, Orangeburg, Fairfield, Kershaw, Sumter

Suggested Donations:

  • $25 covers student program materials for (x1) child.

Restoration803

Counties Served: Lexington

Suggested Donations:

  • $30 will purchase (x1) backpack
  • $35 will purchase (x1) Back-to-School kit to include: notebook paper, pens, pencils, folders and binders
  • $45 will buy week of healthy snacks - per child

Items Needed: 1 inch 3 ring binders, loose leaf paper, composition notebooks, black dry-ease markers, yellow high lighters, index cards, colored pens, and 12 count colored pencils.

Sharing God’s Love

Counties Served: Lexington

Suggested Donations:

  • $30 will purchase (x1) backpack
  • $35 will purchase (x1) Back-to-School kit to include: notebook paper, pens, pencils, folders and binders
  • $40 is the average cost for (x1) pair of shos

Items Needed: Shoes, backpacks, 1 inch 3 ring binders, loose leaf paper, composition notebooks, black dry-ease markers, yellow high lighters, index cards, colored pens, and 12 count colored pencils.

Sistercare, Inc.

Counties Served: Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Kershaw

Suggested Donations:

  • $30 will purchase (x1) backpack
  • $35 will purchase (x1) Back-to-School kit to include: notebook paper, pens, pencils, folders and binders
  • $250 will purchase(x1) small laptop for a student

Items Needed:  Backpacks, Scientific calculators, Composition Notebooks, Expo Markers, Highlighters, Pens, Colored Pencils 
 

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