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Food drives being held across the Myrtle Beach area in August

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Volunteers: Help4Kids is in need of volunteers for food drive to be held Aug. 15, Wal-Mart, S.C. 544, Surfside Beach, Neighborhood Market Store at Ocean Lakes, and Garden City Connector, Garden City Beach. The shifts available are 9:30 a.m.-noon; noon-2 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. Call 651-4310 or email info@help4kidssc.org.

Donations: The Town of Surfside Beach is sponsoring a food drive to benefit South Strand Helping Hand during the month of August. Any and all canned, boxed or staple foods are needed and welcomed. Drop boxes located at BI-LO and Piggly Wiggly in Surfside Beach; Surfside Beach Town Hall Reception and Surfside Beach Fire Station. Call 839-2863.

Donations: North Myrtle Beach Fire Department launches canned food drive Aug. 1-31 in support of Sea Haven’s Combat Hunger Project to provide food to local homeless and at-risk high school and middle school students. Canned and non-perishable food items can be dropped off at any of the city’s five fire stations. Call 280-5511 or email caasbury@nmb.us.

Volunteers/donations: St. Michael Prayer Shawl Ministry is in need of yarn and volunteers to knit and crochet shawls, baby blankets, lap robes, hats and scarves for the sick, homeless, and those in nursing homes or home bound. We meet 1-3 p.m. second and fourth Monday of every month, parish hall center, St. Michael Catholic Church, 542 Cypress Ave., Murrells Inlet. Call 712-2044.

Donations: Quilts of Valor is in need of red, white and blue, cotton fabric to be used in making quilts that are given to veterans and service members who have been touched by war. Monetary donations are accepted to help defray the cost, purchase fabric, batting and thread. In the past 12 years, more than 120,000 quilts have been awarded nationally and overseas and more than 450 in the Myrtle Beach area. Email jandj.wobbleton@qovf.org or visit QOVF.org.

Volunteers: Pepper Geddings Recreation Center is in need of volunteers to help with the Kids Triathlon Race to be held Aug. 15. Call 918-2277 or email svititoe@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

Donations: St. Christopher’s Children, a local volunteer-driven charity, has been providing essential clothing and critical orthodontic care to the neediest of children throughout Georgetown County. You can help the work continue by mailing a check to St. Christopher’s Children, P.O. Box 749, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or with a credit card through the www.StChristophersChildren.org website. You can shop or make donations to our resale shop next door to Applewood Pancake House in Pawleys Island.

Donations: AARP-SC and the Veteran’s Welcome Home and Resource Center are sponsoring a Veterans Stand Down for homeless veterans on Sept. 18. Items needed are nonperishable foods, ladies and men’s socks, and ladies tank tops and underwear. Call 803-873-2266 or dgleason@aarp.org.

Volunteers: Neighbor to Neighbor is seeking caring and compassionate volunteer drivers who have a desire to help homebound seniors by driving them to life-sustaining doctors appointments, the pharmacy and grocery store. Supplemental medical, automobile and volunteer liability insurance provided. Flexible online scheduling. Orientation is required. Call 839-0702, ext. 106, or email Farrah@gracefullyaging.org.

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 email kindkeeper@yahoo.com; visit kindkeeper.org.

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 karenjmc@sccoast.net.

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 nshshelter@gmail.com.

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.

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.

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.

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 unitedwayhcsc.org.

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 www.scgal.org.

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 www.ayusa.org.

Donations: Surfside PX Thrift Store is in need of furniture and working appliances. Proceeds to benefit veterans. Drop off 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1200 Surfside Industrial Park, Surfside Beach. Call 839-5558 or visit www.surfsidepx.org to arrange pick up.

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; daren@warssc.org.

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