Saturday Wish List for the Myrtle Beach area

November 9, 2012 

  • Information The Saturday Wish List is a place for nonprofit organizations or clubs to list their current needs. We will not publish anything regarding the exchange of labor for money or the exchange of items for money. The deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday. Submissions must be sent in on a weekly basis. Call the voicemail at 626-0282 or email features@thesunnews.com. Leave your name and contact information. Compiled by Lisa Urban. Send holiday wish lists to features@thesunnews.com with Holiday Wish List in the subject line.

Food drive: House of Blues is collecting non-perishable canned goods to benefit local charities. Guests receive 10 percent off any food or retail purchase with the donation of three non-perishable food items until Nov. 21. House of Blues, 4640 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach. Call 913-3704 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.

Decorators: Atalaya seeks room decorators, individuals, schools, civic groups and others with creative talent to decorate one of the 30 rooms at Atalaya, the National Historic Home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, for the third annual holiday open house celebration to be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Dec. 1. Call 650-6666.

Volunteers: The Town of Surfside Beach seeks resident volunteers to serve on Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, Historical Board, Parking Committee, Recreation and Special Events Committee; there are no specific requirements to serve on any of these committees. Please submit your statement of interest on or before Nov. 14 or Nov. 16 for Recreation and Special Events Committee via email to dherrmann@surfsidebeach.org, by fax 238-5432, or mail to 115 US U.S. 17 N., Surfside Beach, SC 29575. Call 913-6111.

Donation: All 4 Paws is in need of a passenger van, in excellent operating condition, to carry animals to and from adoption events every weekend in Horry and Georgetown counties. Tax receipt is available to donor. Call 237-7297.

Volunteers: Coastal Animal Rescue seeking volunteers in North Myrtle Beach area. Call 385-3087 or email crowntop@sc.rr.com.

Volunteers: Brunswick Novant Medical Center is recruiting volunteers to fill numerous volunteer roles throughout the hospital. Applications must be submitted by Nov. 30 to attend the next volunteer informational meeting to be held from 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 6 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center. Call 910-721-1454.

Donations: Help 4 Kids Back Pack Buddy needs sleeping bags, blankets, heaters, items needed for boys or girls; toys, socks, underwear, gloves, and hats. Call 651-4310 or email barbmains@gmail.com.

Donations: Street Reach needs plates, forks, napkins, cups, metal pans, turkeys, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans and more in order to serve Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless and anyone in need of a hot meal. Call 997-5059.

Addresses: Grand Strand Blue Star Mothers is looking for addresses of deployed servicemen and women to send Christmas packages to; please send address and expected date of return. Also, looking for children for our Christmas party under the age of 12 whose parent or grandparent is currently serving in our military or who has served. Send to grandstrandbsm@yahoo.com or call 390-5639.

Holiday greetings: The Red Cross invites the public to send messages of thanks and holiday cheer until Dec. 7 by mailing cards to Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456.

Volunteers: AARP Tax-Aide needs volunteers to help with tax assistance and preparation for low and moderate income taxpayers in North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Longs, Loris and Calabash, N.C., areas that will be held at the Hickmans Crossroad Library in Calabash, N.C. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. You do not have to be a member of AARP to volunteer. Call 1-888-687-2277 or visit www.aarp.org/taxaide. To volunteer in Brunswick or Horry counties you can contact Mike Ferris at 910-575-7654 or email ferrism@atmc.net.

Donations: The Salvation Army of Horry County needs gently used/new furniture and clothing (especially men and children), truck for donation pickups, volunteers and food for the pantry. Call 488-2769 to volunteer or questions or 381-8080 for donation pickup. Visit www.salvationarmyhorrycounty.org.

Donations: The Horry County Teen and Infant Shelter Home needs monetary donations, gift cards to department stores, cribs, infant seats, infant swings, high chairs, play pens, car seats, large quantity disposable diapers - size newborn to 3 months, baby bottles, computers, small computer desks and computer chairs, a chest of drawers, DVD player, pre-lit 6-foot Christmas tree, ornaments and decor. Call 877-9786 or 251-1811.

Donations: Kathy Cody is spearheading a product/money donation drive for the next seven to 10 days to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York. Paper products, food, clothing and more. Call 910-579-1500 or see Turtle Crossing Cupcakes Facebook page for more information. Donations can be dropped off at Turtle Crossing, 1533 Thomasboro Road, Calabash, N.C.

Donations: The American Red Cross, along with all the local chambers, communities, businesses and organizations, are collecting items needed to help the north from Nov. 11-15. Items needed are blankets, plastic storage/trash bags, work gloves, diapers, soap, sheets, baby wipes, hygiene products, towels, canned goods only, sweaters, socks, hair brush, tooth brush, batteries, shaving cream/razors, cleaning supplies and more. Please no cash. Drop-off location during business hours are:

• Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. 910-287-2800

• Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, 4948 Main St., Shallotte, NC. 910-754-6644

• North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, 151 Poole Road, Suite 3, Leland, NC. 910-383-0553

Volunteers: Hospice Care of South Carolina seeks volunteers for Horry County. If interested, call 409-7991 or email whitney.rogers@hospicecare.net.

Donations: Operation Christmas Child needs your help to fill a shoe box with school supplies, toys, necessity items and a note of encouragement for a child overseas suffering due to disaster, disease, war, terrorism, famine or poverty. National collection week is Nov. 12-19. To find collection sites near you, visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.

Donations: The Community Kitchen, 1411 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach, needs dry or canned gravy mix, pasta, jelly, large No. 10 cans of tomatoes, soup, green vegetables, tuna and laundry detergent. Call Beth or Nancy at 444-9383.

Donations: Friends of Surfside Library needs books, puzzles, DVDs and CDs for monthly book sale to be held at 3:30 p.m. for friends of library and 4:30 p.m. for public sale on Nov. 14. Leave at the Circulation Desk or call 238-5869 for pick up. No textbooks or magazines.

Donations: The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach at 409 Bay St. needs paper towels, dry dog and cat food, cat litter, can openers, brooms and dust pans, cat toys, collars and leashes, litter scoopers, dog and cat treats, pet shampoo, towels, blankets, Frontline, industrial washing machine and dryer, lawnmower, weed eater, liquid dish soap and more. Call 249-4948 or visit www.humanesocietynmb.org.

Volunteers: In need of drivers to deliver meals for Meals on Wheels in Conway and Myrtle Beach areas. Call 340-5982 or email kathy@mowhc.org.

Donations: The Grand Strand Humane Society is in need of pet food donations: Pedigree dog/puppy food or Purina cat/kitten food. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 11 a.m.-5 pm; Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For larger donations, pick-ups can be arranged by calling 918-4913.

Donations: Operation Warm-up is in need of coats, blankets, clothing, hygiene products, shoes and more. Drop off at Grand Community Church, 3820 Holmestown Road, or call 997-5059.

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