Annual school supply drive kicks off for York, Chester, Lancaster schools

rsouthmayd@heraldonline.comJuly 6, 2014 

  • Items requested


    Three-ring binders


    Clear page protectors

    Non-sticky book covers

    Construction paper

    Graph paper

    Notebook paper

    White copy paper

    Spiral notebooks

    Composition notebooks

    Folders with prongs and pockets

    Index cards

    Post-it notes

    Pencil pouches





    Handheld pencil sharpeners

    Glue sticks

    Glue bottles

    Sharpie markers



    Ink pens


    Quart and gallon resealable plastic bags

    Clorox or Lysol wipes



    Hand sanitizer

  • Monetary Donations


    Visit to give a direct donation


    Send a donation to Clover School District School Supply Drive, 604 Bethel Street, Clover, S.C. 29710

    Fort Mill

    Send a donation to The Foundation for Fort Mill Schools, 2233 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715


    Send a donation to Communities in Schools, P.O. Box 3241, Lancaster, S.C. 29721.

    Rock Hill

    Send a donation to Rock Hill School District Foundation, P.O. Box 12286, Rock Hill, S.C. 29731


    Make a check out to “York School District One School Supply Account,” and send to the York School District Office, 1475 E. Liberty Street, York, S.C. 29745

  • Supply Drop-off Locations


    In the city of Chester: Alltell, 1841 J.A. Cochran Bypass; Chester ARP Church, 109 Wylie St.; Chester City Hall, 100 W. End St.; Chester County Chamber of Commerce, 109 Gadsden St.; Chester County Library, 100 Center St.; Chester County Sheriff’s Department, 2740 Dawson Drive; Dollar General, 123 Cestrain Square; First Baptist Church, 102 Chester St.; Hy-Gloss Paint and Body Shop, 747 Wilson Road; Lowrys Family Medicine, 517 Doctors Court; PPG Industries, 1497 Lancaster Highway; ResCare HomeCare, 120 Main St.; Sandy River Baptist Church, 1184 Lowrys Highway; Security Finance, 1841 J.A. Cochran Bypass; Temple of Praise Missionary Baptist Church, 112 Baptist St.; The Arts Council, 123 Main St.; The Chester Market of Cotton Hills Farm, 2575 Lowrys Highway; True Gospel Church of God, 552 Ashford Road; TruVista, 112 York St.; United Hospice of the Piedmont, 118 York St.; Winters Law Firm, 105 Main St.

    Great Falls

    Dollar General, 516 Chester Ave.; Lowrys Family Medicine, 308 Chester Ave.


    Lowry’s Family Medicine, 3912 Lewisville High School Road.


    Clover School District, 604 Bethel St., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Clover Community Bank, 124 Old N. Main St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Clover Community Bank-Lake Wylie, 5196 Charlotte Highway, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Fort Mill

    First Baptist Church Fort Mill, 121 Monroe White St.; Fort Mill High School, 225 Munn Rd.; Fort Mill School District Office, 2233 Deerfield Dr.; Shutterfly Inc., 1000 Shutterfly Blvd., July 5-Aug 4.


    Fort Mill: Showmars Restaurant, 9783 Charlotte Highway.

    Rock Hill

    Rock Hill Schools Administrative Office, 660 N. Anderson Road, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


    York District Office, 1475 East Liberty Street

With just under seven weeks to go until area students head back to school, it is time once again for the purchasing of pencils and notebooks and every other school supply.

And while, for some, this is an exciting time of year, for others, shopping for school supplies presents an enormous and sometimes insurmountable financial burden.

That’s why, once again, The Herald and its sister community newspapers – the Fort Mill Times, the Enquirer-Herald in York and Clover, and the Lake Wylie Pilot – are partnering with school districts in York, Chester and Lancaster counties to gather supplies for children from less fortunate families.

“If you're looking for a way to make a difference, the School Supply Drive is an easy choice,” said Debbie Abels, The Herald’s president and publisher. “You can help a child feel confident and ready the first day of school.”

Last year, in Rock Hill alone, 1,000 students benefited from items donated during the supply drive, said Serena Williams, coordinator of community services in the Rock Hill school district.

“We anticipate that the need will be the same (this year),” Williams said, calling the drive “critically important.”

In the Clover school district, with the school supply drive and other support from community partnerships and donors, the district hopes to help 500 students start off the year, said district spokesman Mychal Frost.

The supply drive, which is in its seventh year, starts on Monday. While the list of supplies is the same for all districts, each has its own drop-off locations.

Rachel Southmayd •  803-329-4072

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