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 – Four Locations on the 20th

201_0132We will be holding our monthly food drive at four Walmart locations this month: Surfside Beach, Ocean Lakes, North Myrtle Beach (Gator Hole) and Garden City.  We need six volunteers for each shift for each store (except Garden City where the Knights will be volunteering).

Saturday, February 20th:
— 9:30 am – noon
— noon – 2 pm
— 2 – 4 pm

If you can help, please send us an email at info@help4kidssc.org or call our office 843-651-4310 (M-F, 9am-4pm). While shopping at Walmart on the 20th, please remember Backpack Buddies and help us fill our vans.  Thank you for helping us feed the children of Horry County!

AATYCARDWell, we are at the end of another great year, this has been our best yet feeding kids, making sure they have what they need for school.  I want to make sure this year that we are connecting with all the kids in our reach to help them.

Christmas was so great , everybody involved did a wonderful job. To everyone who donated, those who picked up and delivered, and all the volunteers who packed the bags THANK YOU.

I will never be able to thank all of you personally for all you do, just know I appreciate all of you so much and I am so grateful . For every child we keep from being hungry, helping stay in school , encouraging them to reach for the moon, helping them know they can have a future and accomplish great things.

Thank all of you for your prayers and help for Toby. We did get a second opinion and that diagnosis was worse than the first. We will just have to keep praying and trust God to help him get through this.

Please keep spreading the word that children are in need year round and need food, clothes, shoes, hygiene supplies and school supplies.

Dale K is in charge of the packing , schedule and food room for Back Pack Buddies. He is doing a wonderful job and things are running very smoothly.

I hope we have many more years together to help children in need.  Even if it doesn’t show right away, it does make a difference in their lives.


Walmart Toy Drive – Garden City & Surfside Beach

We’re giving Santa a hand this year by holding a Toy Drive at Walmart in Garden City and Surfside Beach on Sunday, December 13th.  As you shop, please include Christmas gifts for Barb’s Kids!  Our volunteers will be greeting shoppers with a list of toys and clothes for school-age children.  Come out and help us fill our van.

We’ll leave a Toy Donation box in case you can’t make it on the 13th.  We thank you for your support and wish you a very Merry Christmas!


Christmas Toy Drive Drop-off Locations

Here are our Toy Drive Drop-Off Locations. In order to get the gifts to the children in time for Christmas, donations must be received by Wednesday, December 16th. We are asking for school-age toys for ages 5 to 12. We sincerely appreciate your support and the support of Erna Bloom, A Plus Auto, Coastal Carolina National Bank and Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union! Please help us fill these donation boxes so we can share your generosity with Barb’s Kids!

A Plus Auto, (Hours 9-6 M-F; 9-2S; closed Sun)
1507 Hwy 9E (aka 1507 SC-9)
Longs, SC 29568

Coastal Carolina National Bank (Hours 8:30-5 M-F)microsoft-christmas-clip-art-ftst9vpa
1100 Hwy 17 N, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

604 16th Avenue N
Myrtle Beach, SC

Coastal Carolina National Bank (Hours 8:30-5 M-F)
1012 38th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union (8:30-5 M-F)
4254 Holmestown Road, Myrtle Beach, SC  29588

Coastal Carolina National Bank (Hours 8:30-5 M-F)
2961 Highway 17 South, Garden City, SC 29576

and, of course, our Help4Kids Office
2523 Forestbrook Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588


St. Andrews Catholic School – Kids Helping Kids!

The 3rd Friday of every month the children of St. Andrews Catholic School have a collection. Each class takes a turn and brings out new items. This month was t-shirts and underwear. Martin made a special poster for us. Thank you St. Andrews!


Thanksgiving Meal to H4K’s Family

Thanks to Ron and the guys at D&L Parts for donating a wonderful Thanksgiving meal; turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings! We appreciate your support!



  • Vienna Sausage
  • Canned Ravioli or Pasta (pop-top)
  • Peanut Butter Crackers
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Hygiene items are always needed especially toothpaste & toothbrushes.  We include small size in their food pack monthly

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

Deliver to our new address:

2523 Forestbrook Road
Myrtle Beach, SC  29588

For Pickup Call : 843-651-4310

List of School Supplies

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

Walmart Food Drive - 4 Locations - February 20th

Please contact us if you can help at info@help4kidssc.org!

List of Items Needed for the Kids.

  • Clothes Boy & Girl size 4-14
  • New Shoes Boys & Girls
  •  Socks
  •  Underwear  
  •  Pajamas
  •  Hygiene Products
  • Blankets and Sleeping Bags when weather turns cold
Your help is greatly appreciated.