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.

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!


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

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


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!


Ms. Barb’s Christmas List

Ms. Barb has been talking with Santa & Mrs. Clause about Help4Kid’s Christmas Wish List. Can you help?

  • Boys & girls clothing sizes 5-16 (including socks & underwear)
  • Junior girls clothing sizes 0-15 (including socks & underwear)
  • New toys for children ages 6-12. We have plenty of stuffed animals & toys for babies but need school-age toys, sports equipment, crafts, etc.

Our address is 2523 Forestbrook Road, Myrtle Beach. We will be announcing several drop-off locations soon. Thank you for helping us provide Christmas to Barb’s Kids. As you know, this may be their only gift. We especially appreciate your generosity at this time of year!

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Dorcas Disciples Knit & Crochet for Help4Kids

The members of DORCAS DISCIPLES of the Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church donated beautiful hand-knitted and crocheted sweaters and hats for Barb’s Kids. Thank you ladies for helping to keep our kids warm this winter!


Surfside Beach Rotary Club – Backpack Buddies

Thank you to the Surfside Beach Rotary Club for their very generous donation! We sincerely appreciate their support for Backpack Buddies!



  • 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 - November 14th

Garden City, Surfside Beach & Ocean Lakes-Contact us if you can Help!

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.