Supply drive underway for Charleston’s First Day Festival

Charleston County News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The City of Charleston is working to make sure students are well-prepared for the upcoming school year by coordinating a supply drive ahead of the First Day Festival.

The most needed items are:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Wide-ruled paper
  • Wide-ruled composition books
  • Two-pocket folders
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Index cards
  • Tissues
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Glue/glue sticks
  • Scissors

Now through August 3, supplies can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Downtown:
    • Arthur Christopher Community Center, 265 Fishburne Street
    • St. Julian Devine Community Center, 1 Cooper Street
    • Charleston Gaillard Center, 75 Calhoun Street
    • City of Charleston Parks and Recreation offices, 823 Meeting Street
  • West Ashley/James Island
    • Bees Landing Recreation Center, 1580 Ashley Gardens Boulevard
    • Hindu Temple of Charleston, 1740 Jervey Avenue
    • James Island Recreation Center, 1088 Quail Drive
  • Daniel Island/North Charleston
    • Daniel Island Recreation Center, 160 Fairbanks Drive
    • Charleston County Public Service Building, 4045 Bridge View Dr, North Charleston

The supplies will be packed into bags and distributed at the First Day Festival on August 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Charleston Galliard Center and the South Carolina Aquarium.

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