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United Way Campaign Kicks Off Sept. 9 With Day Of Caring

United Way campaign kicks off Sept. 9 with Day of Caring

The United Way of Horry County will start its annual funderaising campaign on Sept. 9, when Day of Caring volunteers will paint, clean and do other sprucing up at several United Way partners such as the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club in Conway. The goal is $1.325 million, an increase from last year’s successful campaign. The Boys & Girls Club will have the help of a dozen or more employees of South State Bank, where United Way campaign chairman John W. Rowe is senior vice president. The bank employees will do “landscaping, a lot of painting, inside and outside, and pressure washing.” It will be Rowe’s eighth Day of Caring; he has also volunteered for the United Way in other capacities. Day of Caring begins with a breakfast for volunteers at the Carolina Forest Community Center, prior to the volunteers going to the several partner agencies. “This year, instead…

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School Supplies Purchased During Tax Free Weekend Could Help Homeless In Myrtle Beach

School supplies purchased during Tax Free Weekend could help homeless in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Tax Free Weekend kicked off today and thousands of people in South Carolina will head to stores over the weekend to take advantage of the savings. The annual sales tax holiday began on Friday, August 5 and will end at midnight on Sunday, August 7. While many of those taking advantage of the back to school savings are teachers and parents, homeless children at New Directions of Horry County shelters are in particular need of school supplies. “We have kids who are starting kindergarten this year and we have children as old as seniors in high school,” said Executive Director of New Directions, Kathy Jenkins. “So if you’re picking up something for your child and can pick up an extra pack of pencils or an extra notebook, we would love it.” Jenkins said the New Directions shelters have about 40 homeless children who will attend…

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