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School Supply Drive
About the School Supply Drive
The First Day Festival celebrates the start of a new school year, and perhaps the most exciting part of the Festival is handing children pre-packed bags full of new school supplies. The goal of the School Supply Drive is to ensure that students start school with the supplies they need to thrive in school.  

In 2016 we had one of our best years ever, and were able to hand out 4,000 bags and backpacks to attendees!

How You Can Help
We have kicked off the 2016 School Supply Drive, and welcome all businesses, churches, agencies, organizations and individuals to participate! Organize a drive at your place of work, get your friends to collect supplies, get your place of worship to collect, or organize a drive in your neighborhood. This is a perfect summer service project for young people. 

To register for the First Day Festival School Supply Drive, call Mindy at 843-965-4190.

Thank you to our 2016 School Supply Drive Partners!

Hubner Manufacturing Company 
Charleston Fun Park 
Charleston Water System
Hawkes Learning 
Historic Charleston Foundation 
City of Charleston 
Charleston County School District
Charleston County 
Arthur J. Gallagher & CO 
Cole Parmer
CofC- Office of Community Relations
SC Bar Young Lawyer's Division
Mitchell Hill 
ZTA Alumi Society 
Charleston Gaillard
Mellow Mushroom
Mid-America Overseas
Elliot Davis Accounting