Local Nonprofits Collect Hygiene Products for Kids Going Back to School

The teams at I Serve With Joy and the Lowcountry Blessing Box Project are both asking for support from businesses and organizations to be able to pull off this years "Fresh Start Kit" drive. Their goal is to provide 1,000 middle and high school students with hygiene kits.

"The reason we are seeking assistance is because there is a greater need that is unspoken of, as I’ve witnessed myself while volunteering at local schools," Joy Campbell, founder of I Serve With Joy, said. “I spearhead a Holiday Christmas party for displaced teens, assist with leadership, and education training programs and personally feel like no child should be held responsible for their living conditions. A 'Fresh Start Kit' is a way to help students not only with their personal self-esteem issues but to aide in support for families that have a tough time providing the bare essentials.”

The Fresh Kits Project has already been successful in the past. In the fourth quarter of last year, they were able to pack and distribute 550 hygiene kits to area schools. With community support this summer, they hope to replicate that success in time to serve students prior to the upcoming new school year.

MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I join?

That’s easy. Individuals and organizations can sign up online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VRC6QXJ

Where can I drop off donations?

  • First Citizens Bank, 1319 N Main St, Summerville, SC 29483
  • Emely’s Hair and Beauty Bar, 2110 Greenridge Rd suit D, North Charleston, SC 29406
  • East Cooper Family Pharmacy, 913 Bowman Rd # A1, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
  • The Dog Wash, 148 Line St, Charleston, SC 29403

Can you accept monetary donations instead?

Absolutely. Just go to the web site to donate online: http://iservewithjoy.org

ABOUT I SERVE WITH JOY

iServeWithJoy is a 501(c)(3) organization with the purpose and mission to serve the community and world. In addition to the Fresh Kits projects, they provide a number of other programs for youth including Queens for a Day, Prince Charming Day, Community Clean Up Day, and Wash Day. None of their work is possible without support from the community.

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