Saturday Wish List for the Myrtle Beach area

Donations: Waccamaw Elementary School will hold a Rainbow Run to raise money for classroom books for young readers. Friends, families, businesses and neighbors are being asked to support the kids in their fundraising efforts with a flat donation pledge. Pledging runs through April 2; to pledge to the school/Rainbow Run, call 237-4233 or email

Donations: Pawleys Island American Legion is asking local individuals and businesses for monetary donations to help send rising high school senior boys to the American Legion Palmetto Boys State conference. It is a summer leadership and citizenship program. Donations of any amount can be sent and made payable to Pawleys Island American Legion Post 197, P.O. Box 3295, Pawleys Island, S.C. 29585 or call 704-599-9107 for more details.

Donations: South Strand Helping Hand would love to have your donations to serve residents of the South Strand. Food can be dropped off from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday at 812 Poplar Drive S., Surfside Beach, S.C. 29575-2510. Monetary donations can be mailed to the same address. Call 238-4594, e-mail, or visit

Volunteers: Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity in the arts community? Atlantic Stage is looking for you. Call 399-3106.

Donations: Put your dollars to work solving our community’s biggest issues by tackling the root causes of problems. A donation to United Way of Horry County focuses on the key building blocks of a good life: education, income and health. All donations stay in Horry County, moving lives from hopelessness to independence. Call 347-5195 or visit

Vendors: The Battleship North Carolina is now accepting applications for vendors in its eighth annual Easter egg hunt carnival to be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 3. $50 per table. Deadline to register is March 27. Call 910-251-5797 or visit for registration forms.

Volunteers/donations: Bikini Beach Cat Rescue is in need of volunteers to help with website and Facebook, work events and golf fundraiser. It needs quality items to auction, such as jewelry, framed pictures, gift cards, etc. Monetary donations also are needed. Tax-deductible receipts are available. Mail to: Bikini Beach Cat Rescue, P.O. Box 15664, Surfside Beach, S.C. 29575. Call 655-7881 for volunteering.

Volunteers: Heartland Hospice is in need of volunteers to sit with patients or help in the office. Whatever your talents are and however much time you can generously spare, we want to talk with you. Training is complimentary and can be provided on your schedule. Call 444-0813.

Donations: SC-CARES is in need of volunteers to help with animal feeding and cleaning, for building repairs, fundraisers, grant work and food pickup, newspapers, 39-gallon and kitchen trash bags, unsalted/roasted peanuts and gift cards. Call 485-0923.

Volunteers: Ayusa, a high school international exchange program, is seeking host families for students coming for the 2015-16 school year. Learn about another culture and share your America. Kids represent more than 60 countries and have their own medical insurance. Applications accepted until Aug. 31. Call 650-1030 or go to

Donations: Big Paws Canine is looking for event sponsors and businesses to set up a booth at its chili cookoff April 11. $25 donation for booth rental. All donations will go toward the veterinary care, equipment and training needed to provide service dogs to disabled veterans. Call 714-335-5583 or 399-2939.

Volunteers: The State Health Insurance program is seeking volunteers to help counsel Medicare beneficiaries and report Medicare fraud. The training is open to the public, to be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 24 and 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m. March 31, April 7, 14 and 21 at Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments, large conference room, 1230 Highmarket St., Georgetown. Call 436-6252 or email

Donations: Family Outreach needs the following items: diapers (sizes 3, 4, 5 and 6), any size pull-ups, baby wipes, diaper rash ointment, baby bath, baby bottles, receiving blankets, pacifiers, new or gently used baby and toddler clothing, sizes newborn to 5T, baby and toddler shoes, volunteers and monetary donations. Call 234-2350.

Volunteers: Guardian Ad Litem program is in need of volunteers who are willing to give their time and effort to assist children in need. You would 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 will be provided with a free, 30-hour training class that will ensure you have the necessary information to do the job. To volunteer, call 347-9750 or visit

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: North Strand Housing Shelter is in need of coffee, sugar, creamer, boxed cereal, breakfast bars, pop tarts, tall kitchen and 30-gallon trash bags, paper napkins/towels/plates, plastic flatware/cups, toilet paper, cleaning products, dishwashing detergent, HE clothes washing detergent, restaurant equipment for new kitchen, gift cards from Wal-Mart, gas stations and more. Also need used or new wire shelves for storage in new facility opening in March. Call 756-9488.

Donations: Tara Hall Home for Boys is in need of cash donations and/or gift cards for supplies, materials and food items. Call 546-3000 or 546-3666; donations can be mailed to Tara Hall, P.O. Box 955, Georgetown, S.C. 29442.

Donations: Ray of Hope nonprofit is in need of donated storage space to house items given to help homeless. Space within a 25-mile radius of downtown Myrtle Beach would be appreciated. Call 267-3550.

Veterans: Rolling Thunder SC3 is looking for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to recognize for their service and sacrifice. A special tribute honoring these veterans will be held at noon May 2 in the social hall at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Myrtle Beach. If you know someone who has served: 910-579-3668 or, or 399-0356.

Donations: Surfside PX Thrift Store is in need of furniture and working appliances. Proceeds to benefit veterans. Drop off 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1200 Surfside Industrial Park, Surfside Beach. Call 839-5558 or visit to arrange pickup.

Donations: Friends of Surfside Library need 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 pickup. No textbooks, magazines or encyclopedias.

Volunteers/donations: Whiskers Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in the Loris area is looking for passionate volunteers to help clean and maintain the cat sanctuary and kitten nursery. Volunteers needed to recover cat trees, update social media sites, help with grant writing, foster and/or help with adoption events, Craigslist sales of donated items and fundraising. Donation needs are bleach, laundry detergent, wet and dry Friskies, Costco, Sam’s or Wal-Mart gift cards, kitty condos and scratching posts. We also collect clean aluminum cans for recycling to raise funds to support the sanctuary. Call or text 455-6199;

Volunteers: Smith Medical Clinic is in need of volunteer nurses. Schedules are flexible, with the following clinic hours: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Thursday. Call 237-2672.

Donations: Boys & Girls Club of the Grand Strand is in need of items for the activity room and for the outdoor play area, such as Lego table, train table, board games for ages 6-9 and 9-12, puzzles, dishes for kitchen set, DVDs-Disney movies, doll house, soccer balls, footballs, jump ropes and hula hoops. Items can be dropped off at 1404 Carver St., Myrtle Beach. Call 712-1977 or visit

Volunteers/donations: Girl Scouts of Eastern S.C. is looking for caring, committed volunteers to help with troops here in Horry and Georgetown counties. Training will be provided to ensure your success. Schedules are flexible. You must be 18 and out of high school, pass a background check and join Girl Scouts. Monetary donations for registrations to assist girls in need are also appreciated. Contact Field Director Gina St. Lawrence for the Myrtle beach area, 626-5190, ext. 308, or Terrie Thomas, field director for the Georgetown area, at 626-5190, ext. 302. You can also email

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, fellowship hall, New Life Lutheran Church, 7311 S.C. 544, Myrtle Beach. Call 860-690-4868 or 655-7208.

Volunteers/donations: Kare Team Sanctuary needs volunteers who would be committed to one morning or afternoon per week for two to three hours to care for fully vaccinated, rescued canine friends; food, gently used towels, thin blankets and other supplies are needed for the no-kill shelter for abandoned and abused dogs. Call 399-9290.

Volunteers: Horry County Literacy Council is looking for people who would be interested in volunteering in the following areas: community outreach, board of directors, dyslexia tutors, math tutors, general literacy tutors, literacy screeners, data entry, general office support. Call 839-1695.