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.