SC's tax-free weekend the perfect time to buy school supplies for drive

South Carolina’s tax-free weekend has arrived and with it comes crowds, full shopping carts and the perfect time to buy school supplies.

Even if you’re all set on notebook paper and pens, tax-free weekend can be a great opportunity to buy supplies to donate to students in need through The Herald’s annual school supply drive.

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.

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 from 12:01 a.m. Friday through midnight Sunday.