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. This year we are celebrating 25 years of feeding hungry children.
Backpack Buddies provides food packages every weekend during the school year to 3,105 hungry kids in Horry County. Vienna sausages provide the protein in the package and the kids love them! Every year we depend on generous churches, organizations, businesses and individuals to help us make sure than no child goes to bed hungry…and we are very grateful for your help! Please join us again this year and remember, whether you contribute one can or several cases,
EVERY GIFT MATTERS!!
Sausages can be dropped off at the Help 4 Kids office at
12053-B Frontage Rd, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, (843) 651-4310
Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union
21st Ave Myrtle Beach, Conway Main Street,
Holmes Town Road Surfside Beach, Next to Bilo, Hwy 17 Business Surfside Beach
Thank you for your help feeding the children we serve.
Girl Scout Troops from the South Strand Service Unit had a weekend camping trip in March. The camping trip happened to fall during the anniversary of Girl Scouting. They refer to this week as the “Girl Scout Birthday”. “Birthday Bag” items were collected by approximately 60 girls and donated to Help4Kids. Thanks girls!
It’s Baseball Time! Join the Myrtle Beach Pelicans on Mondays for Backpack Buddies’ Night
On Monday home games bring a non-perishable food item & receive HALF-OFF your price of admission.
Dates for home games are as follows:
May 12th, June 2nd, June 9th, July 14th, July 21st & Sept 1st
To order tickets call 1-877-918-TIXX
Powdered drink mix
Ra men noodles
Grocery gift cards for fresh produce and milk
Thanks to all of you who supported our Spaghetti Luncheon at Villa Romana Italian Restaurant last month! Because of your support, we were able to raise over $3,700 which will help to support over 3100 Help4Kids’ children in Horry County.
A special note of thanks to Villa Romana who hosted this luncheon by donating their restaurant, staff and food to sponsor Help4Kids.
Villa Romana Italian Restaurant
707 S Kings Highway — Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 — 843-448-4990
Help4Kids has been approved for the Kroger Community Rewards program. With a simple swipe of your Kroger Plus Card, Help4Kids will get a donation each time you shop. You will continue to get your own points as well. We are not sure how much we will receive but every dollar counts when trying to feed over 3100 children a week.
All you need to do is the following:
Go to: kroger.com
- Sign in to your personal account
- Select ‘My Account’
- At the bottom, click ‘enroll’ under the Community Rewards banner
- Enter 61295 and hit ‘search’
- Help4Kids will appear. Click on the button and then click ‘Enroll’. You’ll see your confirmation at the top of the screen.
This will not affect your own personal Kroger points. If you do not have a Kroger Plus Card, you can either sign-up online or go to the store, get a card and then sign-up online.
If you have any questions, please contact: Helpfourkids1@gmail.com.