With the final countdown underway to the first day of school, The Herald’s annual school supply drive also is winding down.
The Herald and its sister community newspapers – Fort Mill Times, Enquirer-Herald of York and Clover, and Lake Wylie Pilot – are partnering with local school districts again this summer to gather supplies for children from less fortunate families.
The supply drive officially ends Monday, so Sunday presents a great time to shop for items because of the tax-free weekend in South Carolina.
Many of the items that are exempt from the state’s 6 percent sales tax are needed by the school districts – including pens, pencils, paper, binders, notebooks, books and backpacks.
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Other school supply items that are not listed on the schools’ requested donations list, but might be of use to some students, include calculators, lunchboxes and clothing, including uniforms.
Tax-free weekend runs through midnight Sunday.