Donations: North Strand Housing Shelter is in need of copy paper, notebooks, staple guns, paper clips. marking pens, highlighters, pens, pencils, tape, fluorescent light bulbs, select-a-size paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, cleaning supplies, heavy duty paper bowls/plates, solo cups, HE laundry soap, fabric softener, bleach, coffee, sugar, creamer, tea, and gasoline gift cards. Items may be dropped off at Mattress Direct in Gator Hole Plaza, U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach. Call 756-9488 or www.northstrandhousingshelter.org.
Volunteers: Grace Ministries is looking for two computer-savvy and compassionate office volunteers who have a desire to help home-bound seniors by scheduling, overseeing and working in a team environment to secure volunteer transportation. Call 839-0702, ext. 106, or Farrah@gracefullyaging.org
Volunteers/donations: The Salvation Army is in need of Red Kettle “sponsors” and volunteers for the upcoming Christmas campaign. Volunteers at stores. Donations needed are boxes for food drive and distribution (paper-ream size with lids), canned goods, nonperishable food, hot dogs, snacks for after-school program, gift cards for food baskets, furniture, clothes and household items. Call 488-2769; items can be dropped off at all Horry County Family Store locations or offices, 210 Laurel St., Conway.
Members: Civil War enthusiasts, join the Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1026 Rough & Ready of Myrtle Beach. Meetings start promptly at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at Big D’s Bar B Que Barn, 350 George Bishop Parkway, Myrtle Beach. Activities include: cemetery cleanup, lectures, historical outings. The S.C.V. is an historical honor society and nonprofit organization. Call 399-1608 or visit HorryRoughandReadysCamp1026.com.
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Donations/volunteers: Family Outreach needs diapers sizes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and pull-ups; new or gently used baby and toddler fall and winter clothing, sizes newborn to 5T; baby and children’s sweaters and coats, sizes newborn to 5T; baby wipes, baby wash, bottles, diaper rash cream; for moms: maternity clothing, shampoo, conditioner, hairbrushes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, body wash; volunteers for our fundraising committee, board members and monetary donations. Call 234-2350.
Volunteers: Heartland Hospice needs volunteers to make friendly visits to patients, provide office help, assist with marketing efforts and work on special projects. Whatever your talents and however much time you can generously offer, we want to talk with you. Call 444-0813. Training is free and at your convenience.
Volunteers: Coastal Animal Rescue needs volunteers in the shelter, at adoption and fundraising events, and to transport dogs to events. We are in need of volunteers residing in the North Myrtle Beach area especially. Fosters also needed for small dogs and puppies, kittens and special needs cats. Donations of used clean linens, bleach, crates, carriers, toys and bedding are needed. Items can be dropped off at 1288 Limestone St., Murrells Inlet, or call 385-3087 for more details.
Volunteers: The Long Bay Symphony, a nonprofit professional orchestra, provides concerts and music education throughout the Grand Strand. Volunteers are needed in the office and to support fundraising events. We also need about 65 older metal chairs for musicians (new chairs are too curved). Call 448-8379 or email email@example.com.
Addresses: Blue Star Mothers are looking for names and addresses of deployed service men and women for holiday boxes? Call 504-0032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers: Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care is looking for volunteers for its Healing Arts programs. Volunteers are needed for music therapy, art therapy, pet therapy and massage therapy, as well as those interested in horticulture and storytelling. Reiki masters also are needed. Call 910-796-7991 or email email@example.com.
Volunteers/donations: Kare Team Sanctuary needs volunteers who can be committed to one or two mornings or afternoons per week for two to three hours to help with our canine friends. Call 399-9290.
Donations: Friends of Surfside Library needs paperback or hardback books, children’s books, puzzles, DVDs and CDs for monthly book sale. Leave at the circulation desk or call 238-5869 or 238-5032 for pick up. No textbooks, magazines or encyclopedias.
Donations: The S.C. Youth Advocate program that serves therapeutic foster children in the area. Items needed are personal hygiene items, socks and underwear for children ages 3-18, school supplies and earbuds. Items can be dropped off at 148 Elk Drive, Unit 4, Murrells Inlet. Contact Linda Watson, 238-9691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers/donations: Help 4 Kids is in need of volunteers to work the food drive to be held 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 8 at Wal-Mart in Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach and Ocean Lakes Wal-Mart market. Two-hour shifts available. In need of canned ravioli, chicken or vegetable soup, mac ’n’ cheese cups, beanie weenies, Pop-Tarts and 10-packs of cereal. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations: Surfside PX Thrift Store is in need of furniture and working appliances. Proceeds to benefit veterans. Drop off at 1200 Surfside Industrial Park, Surfside Beach. Call 839-5558 or visit www.surfsidepx.org to arrange pick up; summer hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Donations: North Strand Helping Hand needs donations to serve residents of the North Strand. Food and clothing donations can be dropped off at 2510 Long Bay Road, Longs, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Friday, or monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 115, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
Donations: The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach needs dry dog and cat food, dog treats, cat toys, cat litter, metal dog dishes, double cat food dishes, small litter pans, collars and leashes, paper towels, pet shampoo and more. Call 249-4948.
Donations: The Grand Strand Humane Society is in urgent need of food for the animals. We will accept Pedigree dog or puppy food, Purina Cat or Kitten Chow hard kibbles and Fancy Feast canned kitten food. Call 918-4911.
Hospice volunteers: Caris Healthcare needs patient care, administrative and special project volunteers. Call 349-4400.