Saturday Wish List for the Myrtle Beach area

Donations: The Myrtle Beach Community Garden needs help to continue their mission of feeding the homeless or anyone hungry. They need the use of private property, inside or outside, near downtown Myrtle Beach from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays. We provide everything, but donations or help would be welcome. We would clean the area when finished. Call 902-6191 or email rehop53@yahoo.com.

Donations: The Long Bay Symphony needs a desktop computer (box only), monetary donations and about 75-older metal chairs for musicians (new chairs are too curved). Call 448-8379 or visit www.longbaysymphony.com.

Volunteers/donations: Bikini Beach Cat Rescue is in need of donations of cat food, large to small bags of name brand cat and kitten food, towels and financial donations for residents needing financial help for our spay/neuter clinics. We are also accepting merchandise in good condition for our upcoming yard sale. Tax-deductible receipts are available for donations of $25 or more. Call 655-7881 for drop off; limited pick up available. Monetary donations can be mailed to: Bikini Beach Cat Rescue, P.O. Box 15664, Surfside Beach, S.C. 29587.

Volunteers/donations: Saint Michael Prayer Shawl Ministry is in need of yarn and volunteers to knit or crochet, shawls, baby blankets, lap robes for nursing homes, Street Reach, Help for Kids, Cancer patients and many other people in need. We meet from 1-2:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of every month. Call 712-2044 or yarn can be dropped off at 542 Cypress Drive, Murrells Inlet.

Volunteers: Red Cross needs volunteers in Georgetown and Myrtle Beach and is inviting the community to attend an orientation to learn more about volunteer opportunities. Call or visit www.redcross.org/coastalsc to register.

•  5:30-8:30 p.m. June 17, American Red Cross Coastal SC Chapter, 3531 Pampas Drive, Myrtle Beach. Call 477-0020.

• 1:30-4:30 p.m. June 25, American Red Cross Chapter House, 104 Screven Street, Georgetown. Call 546-5422.

Volunteers, foster parents and/or donations: Kare Team Sanctuary is in need of volunteers who can be committed to one or two afternoons per week for two to three hours to help with our canine friends. Foster homes are also needed. Donations of dog food, treats, toys, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent are always needed. Call 399-9290.

Volunteers: Guardian ad Litem program is in need of volunteers to help abused and neglected children in our area. You will be assigned a case where you could become the voice for that child. You must be 21, have no criminal history, and not appear on the child abuse registry. You would be provided with a 30-hour training class for free that would ensure you have the necessary information to do the job. To volunteer call 347-9750, visit the South Carolina Guardian ad Litem website www.scgal.org or www.oepp.sc.gov/gal.

Members: The writers group of the North Myrtle Beach Library is seeking new members. They meet from 4-6 p.m. first and third Tuesday of every month, at the library’s small meeting room. Although not mandatory, members of the group can share their writing and offer constructive suggestions for each other. They also discuss how to publish and be published. Anyone interested in writing is welcome. Call 734-0631.

Volunteers: Heartland Hospice needs volunteers to make friendly visits to patients, provide office help, assist with marketing efforts, raise funds and work on special projects. Training is free and at your convenience. Call at 248-2061.

Donations: The Grand Strand Humane Society is in urgent need of food for the animals. We will accept Pedigree dog or puppy food and Purina Cat or Kitten Chow hard kibbles and Fancy Feast canned kitten food. We also need non-clumping cat litter. Call 918-4911.

Donations: Summer camp programs for the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand is in need of construction paper, glue sticks, poster board, art paint, finger paint, brushes, baby wipes, Clorox wipes, colored pens/markers, plastics cups, colored yarn, band aids, white T-shirts (kids S, M, L, XL and adult S). Call 712-1977 or drop off at 1404 Carver St., Myrtle Beach.

Members: The Georgetown County United Way AmeriCorps VISTA Collaborative is recruiting nine AmeriCorps VISTA members for the 2014-15 fiscal year. This is a great opportunity to work in the community to help strengthen and build capacity for existing nonprofits to be better equipped to help those that are in need while earning a stipend. Contact yolanda@gcuw.org.

Volunteers: Help4Kids is in need of volunteers to work the food drives on June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 6, Oct. 11 and Nov. 8, at Wal-Mart in Surfside Beach. Contact pkeisen@gmail.com or mhg550@hotmail.com.

Auditions: Rock ’n’ Ettes are looking for women 50 and older for this dance group, 11:30 a.m. Mondays in June. Call 497-4094 to schedule.

Volunteers: Coastal Animal Rescue is looking for volunteers to help out a few hours a day, week, month at the shelter. We need shelter cleaners, dog walkers, laundry help, fostering new kittens and help at adoption and fundraising events. Call 385-3087.

Volunteers: AYUSA, a high school international exchange program, invites families to host students for 2014-2015, six- or 10-month program. Choose from more than 50 countries. Apply before Aug.1. Call 650-1030.

Donations: Surfside PX Thrift Store seeks donations for store. 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, hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Donations/volunteers: Family Outreach of Horry County is in need of baby and toddler summer clothing sizes, newborn to 5T new or gently used, diapers sizes 3, 4, 5, 6 and pull ups, baby wipes, baby wash, baby bottles, diaper rash cream, copy paper, HP 61 and HP 950 printer cartridges, board members and monetary donations. Call 234-2350.

Hospice volunteers: Caris Healthcare needs patient care, administrative and special project volunteers who are willing to give of their time and talents to those who need it most. All training is provided and schedules are flexible. Please give a little of your time to those whose time is limited. Call 349-4400.

Donations: North Strand Housing Shelter is in need of quart and gallon-size freezer bags, toilet paper, disinfectant spray and wipes, air freshener spray, select-a-size paper towels, heavy-duty paper bowls and plates, dryer sheets, all-purpose cleaner, sugar, tea, masking tape, copy paper, notebooks, staple guns, permanent marking pens and scotch tape. Items may be dropped off at Mattress Direct, Gator Hole Plaza, U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach. Call 756-9488 or visit www.northstrandhousingshelter.org.

Volunteers/donations: Prayer Shawl ministry is in need of yarn and volunteers to knit or crochet, shawls, blankets, hats, lap robes for area hospitals, hospice and veterans. We meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. every Wednesday, the Veterans Cafe, 35454 Northgate Drive, Northgate Plaza, Socastee. Call 860-690-4868 or 655-7208.

Volunteers/donations: The Salvation Army of Horry County is in need of volunteers at the family stores, donations, customers, e-news “partners” and advertising opportunities. Call 381-8080 for donation pickup or 488-2769 to volunteer. Visit www.tsahorry.org.

Volunteers: Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers for additional route in Surfside Beach, Murrells Inlet and Conway. Call 340-5982.

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.