Saturday Wish List for the Myrtle Beach area

December 7, 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.

Donations: AAA Re-Sale Antiques and Collectables, 2290 S.C. 544, Conway, holds holiday food drive from Dec. 12-19. Donations can be dropped off from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Items needed are rice, tuna, grits, cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter, dried or canned beans, canned fruits and vegetables, and diapers and personal hygiene. Items donated and 10 percent of all store sales will be donated to The LowCountry Food Bank.

Food drive: ITT Technical Institute is in need of canned goods and non-perishables to benefit the community. Donations can be dropped off before Dec. 14, at Myrtle Beach campus, 9654 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach or call 497-7820 to schedule a pick up.

Donations: The North Strand Helping Hand will be distributing Christmas dinner meal fixings for those in need. They are in need of cans or packets of turkey gravy, box stuffing and canned cranberries. Deadline is Dec. 13 to drop off items at the NMB Chamber of Commerce or the NMB Aquatic & Fitness Center. If you have a large quantity and would like to make arrangements to pick up, call 399-0862.

Donation: North Strand Helping Hand needs a burn barrel. Call 399-0862.

Donations: Wal-Mart hosts “Fill the Truck” Toy Drive to support The Salvation Army of Horry County initiative to help provide a cheerful Christmas to local children from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at each Wal-Mart in Horry and Georgetown counties.

Donations: Habitat for Humanity of Horry County is in need of Habitat ReStore volunteers, lunches for our construction volunteers every Wednesday and Saturday, construction materials including two-by-fours, office paper, appliance hand dolly, pick-up truck or small box truck, and monetary donations. Call 650-8815 email volunteer@habitatmb.org. or send a check to Habitat for Humanity of Horry County, 165 Co-op Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588.

Volunteers: Coastal Animal Rescue seeks volunteers in North Myrtle Beach area for ongoing Saturday adoption event at Petco store. Call 385-3087 or email crowntop@sc.rr.com.

Volunteers: Mercy Care needs volunteers for a variety of tasks, to include assistance for patients, the Pet Peace of Mind program, the Bereavement Program, office tasks, etc. Call 848-6480.”

Items: Attention all former Pee Dee Elementary students: Our school is trying to build an archive for the history of the school, and we need your help. We are asking for any pictures, documents, stories/memories, etc. of the Pee Dee Elementary area. Any items submitted will gladly be returned to you. Call 397-2579.

Donations: Golf Academy of America Myrtle Beach campus seeks donations of old or unused golf clubs through Dec. 17. In exchange, each person who donates a set of used or unwanted golf clubs will receive a complimentary 30-minute golf lesson. Those interested in participating can drop off clubs at the campus at 3268 Waccamaw Blvd., Myrtle Beach, or call 236-0481.

Fundraiser: The Grand Strand Humane Society begins its “Dollars for Dogs” holiday fundraiser until Dec. 31. The shelter is asking everyone in the community to send in $1 to help the homeless and abandoned animals during the holiday season. The goal is to raise $5,000. All monetary donations can be mailed to or dropped off at the shelter at 3241 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach. Shelter is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; and 11a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Call 918-4913.

Donations: Sea Haven Transitional Living Program needs pop-top canned goods (examples: Chef Boyardee, soup, Vienna sausages, pork ‘n beans, tuna, chicken), peanut butter, jelly, protein bars, gently used young men’s slacks, shirts, shorts, dress shoes, men’s wallets, socks, belts and underwear, hair brushes and combs, men’s and women’s deodorant, and monetary donations. To drop off donations, call 213-1133. Located at 1802-B Oak St., Myrtle Beach.

Donations: South Strand Helping Hand is in dire need of help. They have children that need individuals, families or organizations to buy gifts for them. They have the age, gender and likes for each child. They are always in need of non-perishable food items for the many families they help. Call 238-4594.

Donations: The Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach, 1411 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach, needs dry or canned gravy mix, pasta, jelly, instant mashed potatoes, tomato soup, green beans, tuna and laundry detergent. Call 444-9383.

Donations: Home Instead Senior Care is teaming up with nonprofit agencies and area retailers to sponsor “Be a Santa to a Senior” program that collects, wraps and delivers gifts to lonely and needy seniors in Georgetown and Horry counties. The program runs through Wednesday. There will be a community gift wrapping party, from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, with Santa on hand, at Inlet Square mall, U.S.17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet. The general public is invited to come and help. Call 357-9777 or visit www.beasantatoasenior.com.

Donations: The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach needs a “shelter” vehicle such as an SUV or small van capable of carrying animal cages. We make many trips to adoption events, vets, etc. Must be in good running order. Call 249-4948.

Donations: Whiskers Animal Rescue and Sanctuary needs Friskies wet cat food, Friskies Surf and Turf dry food, Purina indoor dry cat food, Costco - Kirkland maintenance cat food 25-lb. bag, PetSense, Petsmart, Costco or Wal-Mart gift cards, cat litter, blankets and toys, eco-friendly cleaning supplies, bleach, wet dog food and cash donations. (can be done via PayPal or Credit Card at warssc.org). Donations can be dropped off at Petsense, the 501 Tanger Outlets or call 455-6199 or 488-4599 or email chris@warssc.org.

Volunteers: Meals on Wheels of Horry County needs volunteer route delivery drivers, meal delivery drivers and cooks. Call 340-5982 or visit www.mowhc.org.

Donations: Family Outreach of Horry County needs large size diapers (3, 4 and 5), baby formula/food, new baby clothes, children’s books, baby lotion/shampoo, baby wipes, socks and booties, cosmetics and toiletries for young mothers, and monetary donations. Call 234-2350.

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.

Donations: Fostering Hope needs new/gently worn winter coats, new socks and underwear, hygiene products and gently worn and new winter clothing for the children and teens in foster care. Call 254-8168. We are located at 1001 Second Ave., Conway.

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: 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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