Welcome to Help 4 Kids / Backpack Buddies


Help4Kids / Backpack Buddies is a 100% volunteer organization that relies solely on donations.   Children should not go to school hungry or without proper clothing, shoes or school supplies. We believe going to school prepared will help them learn and be better able to finish school and go beyond the cycle of poverty into which they were born.

In addition, children should not be hungry during the summer when school is out and they have no access to breakfast and lunch. We believe children should have the opportunity to grow, learn and be a child for as long as they can while receiving the basic needs as all other children.  Every dollar collected goes for the kids.   Over 25 years of feeding hungry children in Horry County.

Walmart Food Drive

Pics 002 Our next Walmart Food Drive will be held : Saturday, August 15th
Surfside Beach: need volunteers
Neighborhood Market at Ocean Lakes — need volunteers
Garden City —  need volunteers

We need 6 volunteers every 2 hours at each Walmart store.  We also need packers to load the van.  Please contact us at 843-651-4310 or info@help4kidssc.org if you can help.  Thank You!

“Buy One GIVE One” Happy Meal Program

The McDonald’s Coastal Co-Op will be giving back to local children in need on the first Monday of each month, starting in April, with the “Buy One GIVE One” Happy Meal Program.

The McDonald’s Coastal Co-Op will be giving back to local children in need on the first Monday of each month, starting in April, with the “Buy One GIVE One” Happy Meal Program.

For every Happy Meal sold on the first Monday of the month at participating Myrtle Beach McDonald’s restaraunts, a Happy Meal will go to a child in need (in the form of a “BOG” coupon card). This program will benefit Help4Kids. It will result in thousands of meals for Barb’s kids and will run on the first Monday of each month starting in April, running thru September.

Thank you McDonald’s Coastal Co-Op and supporters of Help4Kids!

New volunteer Dominique Aguruso collects hundreds of shoes.


A Special Thank You to Dominique Aguruso for collecting hundreds of pairs of shoes for our shoe drive.  A nice, polite boy; he worked hard and was so humble in his giving!

Our Shoe Drive Ended March 31st.  Thanks to everyone that contributed.  We sincerely appreciate your support!

Help 4 Kids (843) 651-4310
12053B Hwy 17 Bypass S – Garden City, SC 20576
Monday – Friday from 9 am – 4 pm.

Villa Romana Spaghetti Luncheon

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 Join us Friday March 6th
Villa Romana Spaghetti Luncheon to benefit Help4Kids!

11 am to 2 pm $10.00 per person
Spaghetti w/meat sauce or tomato sauce, Salad & non-alcoholic drink

For tickets, information or orders:  843-651-4310 or info@help4kidssc.org

Tickets available until March 6th

Take Out Orders by March 5th

For every can of ravioli brought in, you’ll receive an extra door prize ticket


707 South Kings Hwy,  Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


Shoes for Food!

Help us collect 2500 pairs of old shoes!  Do you have old shoes you would like to donate?  The shoes will be recycled and Help 4 Kids will use the money received to purchase food for our Backpack Buddies program.   
Drop off any pair of old shoes (children or adult) at any of the following locations:
Help 4 Kids (843) 651-4310
12053B Hwy 17 Bypass S – Garden City, SC  20576
Monday – Friday from 9 am – 4 pm.
— CAP (Churches Assisting People) (843) 488-2277
206 Main Street, Conway, SC  29526
— American Legion Post 186, (843) 249-6643
4285 Pine Drive, Little River, SC 29566
— Noah’s Ark, (843) 272-2565
1419 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.


Medieval Times Comes to the Aid of Help4Kids!

Medieval Times brought a van-full of food to Help4Kids and used their Knightly strength to unload.  We appreciate those handsome gentlemen and all they brought to Help our Kids!



Summer Needs

  • Hot dogs/buns
  • Bologna/cheese sandwiches on white bread (No PBJ since they crush in transport)
  • Fresh fruit including green bananas
  • Kool-aid canisters
  • Individual chips & snacks, popped popcorn, cookies, crackers, etc.
  • Breakfast bars
  • Outdoor games & balls
  • Books for K-8th grade
  • Hygiene items are always needed, especially soap & deodorant

Next time you're at the grocery store, please remember Help4Kids.

Deliver to:

12053 Hwy 17 South Bypass
Garden City, SC 29576
For Pickup Call : 843- 651-4310

List of School Supplies

  • Paper
  • Pencils & Pens
  • Black Marble composition books
  • Highlighters
  • Markers
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • 3-inch Plastic Binders
  • Erasers
  • Folders
  • And always Book Bags any size.

List of Items Needed for the Kids.

  •  Socks
  •  Underwear  
  •  Pajamas
  •  Hygiene Products
  • Blankets and Sleeping Bags when weather turns cold
Your help is greatly appreciated.