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 in Horry County.

New volunteer Dominique Aguruso collects hundreds of shoes.


A Special Thank You to Dominique Aguruso for collecting hundreds of pairs of shoes for our shoe drive.  A nice, polite boy; he worked hard and was so humble in his giving!

Our Shoe Drive Ends March 31st.  If you have been collecting shoes for Help4Kids, please take them to one of our drop-off locations by Tuesday.

Drop off any pair of old shoes (child or adult) at any of the following locations before the end of March:

Help 4 Kids (843) 651-4310
12053B Hwy 17 Bypass S – Garden City, SC 20576
Monday – Friday from 9 am – 4 pm.

CAP (Churches Assisting People) (843) 488-2277
206 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526

American Legion Post 186, (843) 249-6643
4285 Pine Drive, Little River, SC 29566


Walmart Food Drive

IMG_4274 Our next Walmart Food Drive will be held : Saturday, April 18th

Surfside Beach: need volunteers
Neighborhood Market at Ocean Lakes — need volunteers
Garden City —  Knights volunteering

We need 6 volunteers every 2 hours at the Surfside Beach and Neighborhood Market at Ocean Lakes stores.  We also need packers to load the van.  Please contact us at 843-651-4310 or info@help4kidssc.org if you can help.  Thank You!


A special Thank You to Syndee Steele,  Teen Ms Blue Crab Festival; Marley Grace, Little Ms Horry County; and Lauren Killmeyer for Volunteering at the Walmart Neighborhood Market on February 21st!   

Villa Romana Spaghetti Luncheon

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 Join us Friday March 6th
Villa Romana Spaghetti Luncheon to benefit Help4Kids!

11 am to 2 pm $10.00 per person
Spaghetti w/meat sauce or tomato sauce, Salad & non-alcoholic drink

For tickets, information or orders:  843-651-4310 or info@help4kidssc.org

Tickets available until March 6th

Take Out Orders by March 5th

For every can of ravioli brought in, you’ll receive an extra door prize ticket


707 South Kings Hwy,  Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


Shoes for Food!

Help us collect 2500 pairs of old shoes!  Do you have old shoes you would like to donate?  The shoes will be recycled and Help 4 Kids will use the money received to purchase food for our Backpack Buddies program.   
Drop off any pair of old shoes (children or adult) at any of the following locations:
Help 4 Kids (843) 651-4310
12053B Hwy 17 Bypass S – Garden City, SC  20576
Monday – Friday from 9 am – 4 pm.
– CAP (Churches Assisting People) (843) 488-2277
206 Main Street, Conway, SC  29526
– American Legion Post 186, (843) 249-6643
4285 Pine Drive, Little River, SC 29566
– Noah’s Ark, (843) 272-2565
1419 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.


Medieval Times Comes to the Aid of Help4Kids!

Medieval Times brought a van-full of food to Help4Kids and used their Knightly strength to unload.  We appreciate those handsome gentlemen and all they brought to Help our Kids!



Kroger Community Rewards Program

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: info@help4kidssc.org.

Food List for Back Pack Buddies

  • Pop Tarts
  • Pudding   
  • Cereal (individual 10-pack)
  • Ravioli
  • Easy Mac & Cheese (individual)   
  • Juice Boxes
  • Ramen Noodles

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

Deliver to:

12053 Hwy 17 South Bypass
Garden City, SC 29576
For Pickup Call : 843- 651-4310 

List of School Supplies

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

List of Items Needed for the Kids.

  •  Socks
  •  Underwear  
  •  Pajamas
  •  Hygiene Products
  • Blankets and Sleeping Bags when weather turns cold
Your help is greatly appreciated.