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Posted on: July 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] First Day Festival School Supply Drive

First Day Festival

The First Day Festival is a celebration of education that brings students and families together with educators and community providers to share information about available resources and support services, to provide children with free school supplies and to enjoy a fun day together prior to the start of the new school year. This year's festival will take place on Sunday, August 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Charleston Gaillard Center and South Carolina Aquarium. 

In addition to the school supply distribution, the Festival will feature various exhibits providing information on student support services and community resources, entertainment and activities in the city of Charleston Recreation Department’s Kids Zone, free admission to the South Carolina Aquarium during Festival hours (limited capacity), a free food distribution with the Lowcountry Food Bank and more.  

Volunteer at the First Day Festival: A range of volunteer opportunities are available at this year's First Day Festival. 

Click here to sign up to volunteer for the school supply distribution center, ticket distribution, crowd direction, hand painting, water team and more.

Learn more: For more information about the school supply drive, the First Day Festival or how to volunteer, please contact Mindy Sturm at

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