Myrtle Beach-area organizations need your help

Donations: Help 4 Kids/Backpack Buddies is holding a Vienna Sausage Drive; you can drop off Vienna Sausages at Pelican Field and receive free batting practice from 6-8 p.m. on June 1. Food items can be dropped off at Help4Kids, 12053B U.S. 17 Bypass, Garden City Beach, or Jersey Mikes, 4390 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet or call 651-4310.

Donations: South Strand Helping Hand accepts donations to serve residents of the South Strand. Food items can be dropped off or monetary donations can be mailed to 812 Poplar Drive S., Surfside Beach, S.C. 29575-2510. Open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 238-4594, or

Donations/volunteers: AARP-SC and the Operation Welcome Home and Resource Center are sponsoring a Veteran’s event Sept. 18, with emphasis on homeless or at-risk homeless vets. Volunteers are needed Sept. 17-18; items needed include nonperishable food, socks, toothbrushes and winter caps. Call 803-873-2266;

Donations: The Salvation Army food pantry is in need of nonperishable food items; such as canned fruits and vegetables, tomatoes, fruit/vegetable juice, spaghetti sauce, rice, cereal and more. Nonperishable food can be dropped off at any of the Horry County Family Thrift Stores, or frozen/fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats and breads may be donated at the Administration Offices, 210 Laurel St., Conway. Monetary donations can be made online,; in the Red Kettle displays at the Family Thrift Stores; mailed to P.O. Box 500, Conway, S.C. 29528 (note Food Pantry); or Text ARMY3 to 84464.

Donations: St. Frances Animal Center in Georgetown is in need of enrichment program supplies such as tennis balls, muffin/cupcake tins and Kong toys. Also needed are dog and cat beds, collars, leashes, harnesses, crates, fans and plastic swimming pools. Bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels, heavy duty garbage bags are always in need. Items may be dropped off at St. Frances Animal Center, 125 N. Ridge St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440, or call 546-0780.

Volunteers: Heartland Hospice is in need of volunteers to sit with patients or help in the office. Whatever your talents are and whatever 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: Kind Keeper Animal Rescue, a new no-kill sanctuary and adoption center in North Myrtle Beach, is preparing its facility to open. Donations will be greatly appreciated of: a full-size refrigerator, window air conditioners, a wheelbarrow, a 17-inch handicap toilet, 6-foot fencing for kennels and lumber for front deck. Call 855-1398, e-mail, visit and<code_dp>/kind-keeper.

Donation: The Brunswick County Literacy Council is a nonprofit organization that works to improve lives by providing literacy skills for adults, helping them to reach their fullest potential. The organization is in desperate need of a riding lawnmower in good working condition. If you have one that you would like to donate, call 910-754-7323 or e-mail

Volunteers/donations: Kare Team Sanctuary is in great need of volunteers who are able to commit to two or three hours in the morning or afternoon per week, to care for fully vaccinated, rescued canine friends. Dry 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: Neighbor-to-Neighbor is seeking three volunteer mobility managers to work in office at least one day a week. Mobility managers help coordinate ride requests, talk with neighbors and assess their needs, and act as a front-line liaison for both volunteers and neighbors. Call 839-0702 or carolinaneighbor@gmail.

Volunteers: Meals on Wheels of Horry County is looking for delivery drivers for the Conway area and substitute drivers for all areas served, as well as for clerical/staff help. Call 340-5982.

Donations: Family Outreach is in need of diapers of all sizes but especially 3, 4, 5, 6 and pull-ups, baby wipes, baby wash, bottles, formula, new or gently used clothing newborn to size 5T. Monetary donations, Volunteers for fundraising committee and events, and board members. Call 234-2350 or 1836 Lonestar St., Conway.

Donations: The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach is looking for sponsors for shelter pets. If you can’t adopt a dog or cat, this is a good opportunity to honor a loved one or pet by sponsoring a shelter pet in their honor or memory. Visit to sponsor a shelter pet.

Donations: Fostering Hope is in need of children’s and infant’s items, toddler beds, double strollers, new underwear and sneakers, gently used clothing for infants to teenagers and more. Call 254-8168.

Volunteers: If you like helping seniors and want to make a difference, Agape Hospice wants to hear from you. Agape pairs volunteers with patients and is looking for folks willing to give of their time and talents. If you are interested, call 307-4740.

Grant writer wanted: Do you have writing in your DNA and want to put it to good use helping a local nonprofit? South Strand Helping Hand is looking for someone to help write grant applications. We submit three to four grants per year, so the time commitment is minimal. If you are interested: contact Evie Miller at 469-446-0664 or, or visit

Donations: Boys & Girls Club of the Grand Strand is in need of program supplies such as construction paper, paints, colored pens, glue and more, and items for imaginary play, outdoor play area and board games. Items can be dropped off at 1404 Carver St., Myrtle Beach. Call 712-1977 or visit

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

Volunteers/donations: Bikini Beach Cat Rescue is in need of volunteers to help with website and Facebook, to add pictures, videos and updates, to work events and help with golf fundraiser. It needs quality items to auction, such as jewelry, framed pictures, gift cards, etc. All money raised goes for reducing clinic prices, currently at $45 for a spay or neuter. Monetary donations also are needed to help people in need. 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.

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

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. 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: 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 pick up.

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 pick up. 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, also volunteers who can update social media sites, help with grant writing, foster and/or help with adoption events, Craigslist sales of donated items and fundraising also are needed. 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.

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: 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.


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. Tuesdays. Submissions must be sent in on a weekly basis. Call the voicemail at 626-0282 or email Leave your name and contact information. Compiled by Lisa Urban.