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School Supply Drive
About the School Supply Drive

Would you like to brighten up a child’s day and promote education in Charleston?

In celebration of the first day of school, the Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth & Families is asking you to participate in the annual First Day Festival School Supply Drive!  Last year, we were able to give away over 4,000 bags full of new school supplies and we couldn’t have done it without the support of the community! This year, we hope to pack even more bags to give away and prepare kids for the new school year.  If you would like to donate to this wonderful cause, please look for our blue bins at one of the following drop-off locations:

  • Arthur W. Christopher Community Center
  • Bees Landing Recreation Center
  • Charleston Tennis Center
  • James Island Recreation Center
  • Hazel Parker Playground
  • St. Julian Devine Community Center                

Don’t know where to start?  See our attached flyer for a list of popular school supplies!

This year’s Festival is on Sunday, August 12th 1:00-4:00pm at Liberty Square and Gadsdenboro Park. 

If you have any questions, you can contact Ebony Venson at 
.  Thank you for your donations and we hope to see you there!  

Click here for the School Supply Drive flyer.