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Myrtle Beach-area organizations need your help

Volunteers/donations: Sav-R-Cats is in need of volunteers to clean and maintain adoption center. Donations in need of HE laundry soap, window cleaner, paper towels, Purina Naturals cat food and monetary donations are always needed. 843-222-8057

Donations/volunteers: Neighbor to Neighbor is seeking monetary donations or in-kind printing services to be used for marketing collateral (business cards, handouts, brochures, etc.) Recent events have depleted printed materials used to spread the N2N message. Send tax deductible checks to Neighbor to Neighbor, P.O. Box 3030, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578 and note “marketing donation” on the comment line. To offer printing services, contact joe.kunkel@gracefullyaging.org or call 843-685-0745 or visit www.gracefullyaging.org

Volunteers: Ayusa, a non-profit high school international exchange program, seeks volunteer families to host students coming for the 2016/17 school year. Students come with medical insurance and spending money. Share your American and family values with an international teenager. Local guidance throughout the program. 843-650-1030

Donations: SC C.A.R.E.S, currently provides long term care to 150 large and exotic animals, when no other rescue is available to them. The sanctuary is in great need of donated fruits and vegetables. Home gardeners are being asked to donate any excess produce by dropping it off at EDR Information Systems, Inc., 4124 U.S.17 Business, Murrells Inlet, or Sweeties Chocolates, 707 Front St., Georgetown. Volunteers will pick up donations daily and deliver to the sanctuary. Purchased apples, oranges, bananas, cantaloupe, zucchini, corn and other vegetables are greatly appreciated and may also be dropped at these locations. 843-506-2688

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: Quilts of Valor is in need of 100 percent cotton fabric in patriotic colors. 843-902-7584 or jwobb@aol.com

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, Socastee Library. Visit freedomreaders.org to submit a volunteer application, or call 843-331-8526 for more information.

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 www.score.org/volunteer.

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 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 lwatson@scyap.com.

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 nmbhumanesociety@gmail.com

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 All4PawsSC.org 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 keepourpetsfoodbank@yahoo.com. 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 kindkeeper.org. 843-855-1398 or kindkeeper@yahoo.com.

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 daren@warssc.org.

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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 843-626-0282 or email features@thesunnews.com. Leave your name and contact information. Compiled by Lisa Urban.

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