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Backpack Buddies provides necessities for the children in different communities around Horry County.
In March 2004, Barb Mains established a non-profit organization called Help4Kids. Backpack Buddies, a part of that program, helps the working poor in Horry County by providing backpacks, clothing, school supplies, and weekend meals for children. Their motto is: “Hunger doesn't take the weekend off, neither do our volunteers!”
They are located at 12053 B Highway South Bypass 17 in Garden City. You can call (843) 651-4310 with any questions.
Editor's note: This article was produced by an Horry-Georgetown Technical College student enrolled in the ENG 155 class, led by Dean Blumberg, in partnership with TheDigitel Myrtle Beach to bring awareness to area non-profits while providing hands-on experience.