Myrtle Beach-area organizations need your help

Volunteers: Neighbor to Neighbor volunteer social hour is held at 10 a.m. second Tuesday of each month, 921 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. An orientation is held following the event for any new volunteers who wish to learn more and submit applications. 843-353-0214 or

Volunteers: Literacy Tutors are needed to work with young scholars in Freedom Readers After School Literacy Program. Students in grades K - 5 are welcome to participate in our one-on-one tutoring program. Tutors are trained in the skills needed to work effectively at keeping young scholars interested, motivated, and having fun as they learn. Freedom Readers meets weekly after school and during the summer, at various sites in Horry and Georgetown counties. New tutor orientation will be held 10-11:30 a.m. June 11, the Socastee Library. Visit to submit a volunteer application, or call 843-331-8526.

Volunteers: Since 1964, SCORE's seasoned experts have provided the highest level of free business mentoring services to help new and existing entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Would you like to be a SCORE volunteer? We have members who volunteer their time in teaching workshops, do fundraising, develop presentations, perform IT services and more. Previous business management, skills, or ownership experience is preferred. Apply at

Donations: North Strand Housing Shelter is in need of paper towels, cleaning supplies, HE laundry detergent liquid or pods, heavy-duty, plastic forks, knives and spoons. Drop off donations at Mattress Direct, 587 U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach or the shelter, 2335 S.C. 9 W., Longs. Also, in need of volunteers. 843-756-9488 or 843-421-4135.

Donations: The Salvation Army food pantry is in need of vegetables, soups, fruits, canned meats, cereals, pasta, rice, peanut butter, jelly, juice, and personal hygiene products. All nonperishable and hygiene items may be dropped off at any of the Horry County Family Store locations. Perishable items needed are hot dogs, ground beef and chicken; should only be dropped off at Food Pantry, 1415 Second Ave, Conway. 843-488-2769 or donation pickup 843-381-8080

Donations: The South Carolina Youth Advocate Program serves foster youth in our area. We are in need of pack ‘n play playards, bunk beds, car seats, diapers sizes 1 – 5, earbuds for school aged children and Wal-Mart or Target gift cards. If you wish to make a monetary donation, make check payable to SC Youth Advocate Program and put for Murrells Inlet office and mail to 148 Elk Drive, Unit 4, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. 843-238-9691 or

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 843-238-5869 or 843-238-5032 for pick up. No textbooks, magazines or encyclopedia.

Donations: Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach is in need of paper towels, white and colored computer paper, kitten and puppy food, treats for dogs and cats, kitty litter, cat toys, pet beds, collars and leashes, bleach, dish and laundry soap. Donations can be dropped off at 409 Bay St. or call 843-249-4948 or

Donations: All 4 Paws hears the voices of abandoned animals in our community. Clorox wipes, Dawn dishwashing detergent, HE laundry detergent, tall kitchen and 55-gallon garbage bags, Pine Sol, and paper towels. Items can be dropped off at: 708 Petigru Road, Pawleys Island. Visit to volunteer, adopt or foster.

Donations: Family Outreach is in need of all sizes of diapers, baby wash and wipes, bottles, baby food, cereal and formula, new and gently used clothing for newborn to size 5, baby and children’s socks. 843-234-2350

Donations: Keep Our Pets Food Bank is in need of dry cat/dog food, wet cat/dog food, cat/dog treats, cat litter, beds - all sizes, toys and puppy pads. Call 843-651-0778 or Items can be dropped off at 4764 U.S. 17 Bypass S., Murrells Inlet.

Donations: The Friends of the North Myrtle Beach Library are accepting used books for its resale book racks. Please drop the books off at the library during regular library hours at 910 First Ave. S. The proceeds are used to purchase items for the library. 843-915-5281.

Volunteers/donations: Bikini Beach Cat Rescue needs members of the community to become involved in the organization. Donations of money or time would be greatly appreciated. We help community residents with low-cost spay/neuters. If you have the time, please volunteer. We desperately need a grant writer, trappers, crates and people who can help with fundraisers and have ideas on ways to raise money. 843-655-7881

Volunteers/donations: Kind Keeper Animal Rescue is in need of volunteers for kennel clean up, office help, and event helpers. Donations needed are cleaning supplies, cat litter, canned dog and cat food, treats and more. View complete list on 843-855-1398 or

Volunteers/donations: Kare Team Sanctuary is in need of volunteers who are passionate about the rescue and rehabilitation of our canine friends. We need people who can commit to one or two afternoons per week for two to three hours. Foster homes are also needed. Donations of food, treats and/or toys, cleaning supplies and more are always needed. 843-399-9290

Volunteers/donations: Whiskers Animal Rescue and Sanctuary is looking for volunteers to help clean and maintain the cat sanctuary and kitten nursery, 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 and used van. Kitty condos, scratching posts always welcome. We collect clean aluminum cans for recycling to raise funds to support the sanctuary. Located in the Loris area (just 4 miles from S.C. 22 and S.C. 905). Call or text 843-455-6199 or

Volunteers/donations: Sav-R-Cats is in need of volunteers to clean and maintain center. Monetary donations are needed to help purchase supplies and pay vet bills. Also in need of HE laundry soap and Purina Naturals cat food. 843-222-8057

Volunteers: New Directions Family Shelter is in need of cooks and a receptionist. 843-945-4902.

Volunteers: SC CARES is seeking a volunteer with a tractor to help with clearing a fence line around 6-8 acres for our bovine residents. Other volunteers are ready to assist with this project; any days and time will work. If you would like to volunteer, call 843-546-7893.

Volunteers: Meals on Wheels of Horry County needs volunteer drivers in the Conway area and to deliver meals to the homebound and elderly. 843-340-5982

Volunteers: If you like helping seniors and want to make a difference, we want to hear from you. Agape Hospice pairs volunteers with patients and we are looking for folks willing to give of their time and talents. 843-307-4740

Volunteers: The Smith Medical Clinic needs volunteer physicians and nurses to staff new Georgetown clinic, which will open in mid-May. Volunteers are needed to see patients from 9 a.m.-noon on Monday through Friday. If you can donate your time and services to the clinic, which cares for medically underserved and uninsured neighbors, 843-237-2672 ext. 114, or


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.