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.

Chicken Noodle Soup – We Need Your Help!

We need Chicken Noodle Soup for Backpack Buddies. Can you help? Gather your neighbors, family and friends; let everyone know our immediate need. Please bring by a can or a case; every can counts! We are located at 2523 Forestbrook Road, Myrtle Beach 29588. Thank you for supporting Help4Kids!


BCBS Employees collect food for Backpack Buddies

Thank you to Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Employees. They collected over 22,677 items for Help4Kids. They hope to have this every year so that they can continue to assist Horry County’s hungry children. We sincerely appreciate their support!

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Kids Helping Kids!

Martin, our # 1 Volunteer for H4K BPB, was at Lowes Food at the Dunes store collecting for the kids. He is volunteering all the time and never forgets about the hungry kids. We are so proud of him!

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2nd Annual Grillers’ Cup – Lakewood Camping Resort

Open to the Public
Hot Pickin Finger Lick’n BBQ Cook-off
Silent Auction

Friday, September 25th – Chicken Wings
5:00 pm Tasting starts for the Public

Saturday,  September 26th – Pork Butts
11:00 am Tasting starts for the Public
2:30 pm Awards Ceremony in the Amphitheater

This event is sanctioned by the South Carolina Barbeque Association with proceeds going to Backpack Buddies of Horry County! Join the Fun!  Lakewood Camping Resorts – 5901 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575 (Hwy 17 Businss & Hwy 544).  Questions:  843-651-4310 or info@help4kidssc.org.  Let us know if you’d like to volunteer to help.  Thank you for supporting Help4Kids!


Taste of the Town – Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Save the date:  Tuesday, October 6th.  Taste of the Town 2015 benefits Help4Kids! Thank you St. Andrews Catholic School.


The Haunted Forest – proceeds benefit Help4Kids!

Step into the darkness of the haunted forest. Experience 25 minutes of sheer terror and the ultimate frightening adventure when the past comes back!  31 Days of Terror begins October 2.  The is a young adult activity and not recommended for children under 10.  We need volunteers to help pass out posters and work at this event.  If you can help, please contact us at help4kidssc.org or call 843-651-4310.

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  • 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 - October 10th

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.