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City of Charleston Holding School Supply Drive

The City of Charleston is holding a school supply drive, ahead of the Annual First Day Festival. 

The drive will ensure that local students have hte materials they need to begin the new school year. 

Donations will be accepted thorugh Wednesday, August 8 and pre-packed bags of the school supplies will be dstributed to students at hte Festival on Sunday, August 12 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in Liberty Square at the South Carolina Aquariam and Gadsdenboro Park. 

School supplies can be dropped off at a number of locations across the City of Charleston: 

  • Arthur Christopher Community Center
  • Bees Landing Recreation Center
  • Charleston Tennis Center
  • James Island Recreation Center
  • Hazel Parker Playground
  • St. Julian Devine Community Center
  • Charleston Farmers Market
  • West Ashley Farmers Market

The most requested supplies to be donated are pens, pencils, erasers, wide-ruled filler paper, wide-ruled composition books, two pocket folders, crayons, markers, 12-inch rulers, colored pencils, index cards, tissues, glue/glue sticks, and scissors. 

To learn more about the First Day Festival, where to donate to the school supply drive, and how to volunteer, contact Ebony Venson, First Day Festival Coordinator, at vensone@charleston-sc.gov or visit www.charleston-sc.gov/MOCYF.


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