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.
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.