The back pack buddies provides necessities for the children in different communities around Horry County.
In March 2004, Barb Mains introduced a non-profit organization called Backpack Buddies in Horry County.
The program helps the working poor in Horry County. Barb Main and her dedicated volunteers provide backpacks, clothing, school supplies, and weekend meals for children. They also do, “It’s Your Birthday!” They give kids a birthday cake and present on their birthday.
Their motto is: “Hunger doesn't take the weekend off, neither do our volunteers!”
More about the history of the back pack buddies, visit their website www.backpackbuddies.com/history.