Myrtle Beach-area organizations need your help

Donations/volunteers: Kind Keeper Animal Rescue is seeking donations of large dog cages, shelving, window air-conditioners, a 17-inch handicap toilet, 6-foot fencing for kennels, lumber for front deck, and other types of supplies. Volunteers are welcome too. Call 855-1398 or, visit

Volunteers: Bikini Beach Cat Rescue is in need of volunteers who can help with quarterly newsletter, upcoming golf fundraiser, and fundraising for spay/neuter programs. Monetary donations are always appreciated to assist our feral and low-income families with spay/neuter surgeries. Call 655-7881 or email

Donations: North Strand Housing Shelter is in need of paper products, window cleaner, bathroom cleaner, Pine Sol, empty spray bottles, dishwasher detergent, bleach, heavy-duty paper bowls and plates, solo cups, heavy duty plastic forks, knives, and napkins, HE laundry soap, fabric softener, coffee, creamer, sugar, tea bags, food dry goods, bottled water, cereal, crackers, popcorn, peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna, beef jerky, gasoline gift cards, and under the bed plastic storage containers (48-by-24-by-7 inches deep). Items may be dropped off at Mattress Direct in Gator Hole Plaza, U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach. Call 756-9488 or email

Donations: The organization Permanent Butterfly Memorial Monument is building a Holocaust Memorial in Grand Park in Myrtle Beach. The memorial is being built in memory of all the children who died in the Holocaust and their families and in honor of the Holocaust survivors, the rescuers, and the liberators. To make a donation, mail to Permanent Butterfly Memorial Monument, 9590 Kings Road ext., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 or call 497-8657. Donations are tax-deductible.

Donations: Summer is here and South Strand Helping Hand would appreciate your donations. We serve residents in need from the South Strand area. Food can be dropped off at 812 Poplar Drive S., Surfside Beach, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Monetary donations can be mailed to the same address. Call 238-4594, email or visit

Volunteers/sponsors: Saint Frances Animal Center in Georgetown is in need of volunteers and sponsors for a very special off-site adoption event July 11 and 12, at PetSmart in North Myrtle Beach. “Woofstock” will be a 24-hour mega adoption event with family-friendly activities. Call 546-0780.

Donations: Help4Kids summer needs program helps feed the hungry kids of Horry County. These children don’t live near playgrounds or a soup kitchen. We drive to their homes to deliver food. Would it be possible to involve your office or club to help us out? Here’s what we need: hot dogs buns, Bologna and cheese sandwiches on white bread (dry), fresh fruit, Kool-Aid canisters, peanut butter crackers, chips, popped popcorn, cookies, etc. Outdoor games and balls, books for grades K-8th, gift cards for gas for our vans, grocery store gifts cards to buy milk and fresh fruit. Hygiene items are always needed. Monetary donations can be made through our secure website. Call 651-4310, email or visit

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: Meals on Wheels is looking for drivers to deliver meals to clients. Call 340-5982.

Donations/volunteers: Safe Haven is in need of volunteers for adoption fundraisers and fostering cats. Call 390-1688.

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: Kind Keeper Animal Rescue, a new no-kill sanctuary and adoption center in North Myrtle Beach, is preparing its facility to open. Needed donations will be greatly appreciated: 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, email, visit and

Volunteers/donations: Kare Team Sanctuary is in great need of volunteers who are able to commit two or three hours per week to care for fully vaccinated, rescued canine friends or foster care for recovering dogs. 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.

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 infants’ 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

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: 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: 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.

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: 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: 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.