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.

Villa Romana Help4Kids Annual Spaghetti Luncheon


Please plan to attend!

        Help 4 Kids

     Backpack Buddies

   Spaghetti Luncheon

      Friday, May 6th

        11 am – 2 pm



707 South Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach 29577
Spaghetti w/meat sauce or tomato sauce and Salad & Tea
Tickets $10:00
Call 843-651-4310 or 843-650-8531

Thank you for your support!

Help4Kids Knights in Shining Armor!

5D34BFAF-E6A4-4194-8F76-FD45B98B2285These are two of the Knights of Columbus that volunteer at Help4Kids. The Knights distribute food packs to Horry County schools for our Backpack Buddies’ Program, volunteer at our Walmart Food Drives in Garden City throughout the year, pick-up donations at the Pelicans’ on Backpack Buddies Monday home games and are there when we pick-up the phone to ask for help.

We want to thank the Knights for their continuing support and let them know that we can feed Barb’s kids, only because of them.

Easter Baskets for Barb’s Kids

IMG_7136 (2)A BIG Thank You to the children and parents of St. Michael’s Catholic School. They donated these beautiful Easter Baskets!

We also want to thank all of you for the candy, stuffed animals, toys and baskets we received.  We are so grateful to be able to share these with Barb’s Kids!


Grand Opening — Walmart, Murrells Inlet Neighborhood Market

grand opening small

Help4Kids was very excited to be part of the opening of the new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Murrells Inlet. We are grateful for their donation to Backpack Buddies. Here’s a picture of the staff of the new Walmart with Devin Paharm, the Manager.  Next week, they will begin to collect food for our Backpack Buddies Program.  Thank You Walmart!

Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving – Grand Strand’s eight stores benefit H4Ks!

jm_colorRThis month, Jersey Mike’s will again join forces with their customers for the 6th Annual Month of Giving to raise money for more than 180 charities coast to coast in 31 days. The month of fundraising will culminate on Wednesday, March 30th with Jersey Mike’s nationwide “Day of Giving.” On that “Day of Giving”, Help4Kids will receive 100% of the day’s sales! Last year, they raised more than $3 million for 150 charities nationwide.

Once again, Jersey Mike’s has selected Help4Kids as their charity. ALL the Jersey Mike’s stores along the Grand Strand, (eight stores) will give their donations to Help4Kids!!! Please support Jersey Mike’s as they support Help4Kids! We are very grateful for their generosity.

Walmart Food Drive – Four Locations on April 16th

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, April 16th:
— 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 19th, please remember Backpack Buddies and help us fill our vans.  Thank you for helping us feed the children of Horry County!


  • 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 - May 21st

Please send us an email if you can help:  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.