Hootie's Homegrown Roundup Provides Back to School Basics for 13th year

Charleston County School District (CCSD) will host the 13th Annual Hootie’s Homegrown Roundup Saturday, August 17th, 2019, from 10 am to 1 pm at Burke High School to help prepare students for the 2019-2020 school year.

The Roundup provides services and back-to-school supplies for 1,000 high poverty students in CCSD. Services and supplies are donated by the band Hootie & the Blowfish and various local community businesses including haircuts, dental evaluations, eye exams, and backpacks filled with school supplies.

Hootie & the Blowfish is one of the most successful music groups of all time, selling over 25 million albums worldwide. The band believes they have a responsibility to use their celebrity status to help improve the lives of those in need, especially children. This type of philanthropic spirit led to the band establishing Hootie’s Homegrown Roundup: Back to School Basics in 2007.

The Roundup has helped over 13,000 students since its inception.

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