Charleston nonprofit I Serve With Joy collects hygiene products for kids going back to school

The teams at I Serve With Joy and Lowcountry Blessing Box are asking for support from businesses and organizations to be able to pull off this years “Fresh Start Kit” drive. Their goal is to provide 500 middle school kits and 500 high school kits.

According to Joy Campbell, founder of I Serve With Joy, “The reason we are seeking assistance is because there is a greater need that is unspoken of, as I’ve witnessed myself while volunteering at local schools. I spearhead a Holiday Christmas party for displaced teens, assist with leadership and education training programs and personally feel like no child should be held responsible for their living conditions. A ‘Fresh Start Kit’ is a way to help students not only with their personal self-esteem issues but to aide in support for families that have a tough time providing the bare essentials.”

The Fresh Kits Project has already been successful in the past. In the fourth quarter of last year, they were able to pack and distribute 550 hygiene kits to area schools. With community support this summer, they hope to replicate that success in time to serve students prior to the upcoming new school year.


How do I join?

That’s easy. Individuals and organizations can sign up online:

Where can I drop off donations?

  • First Citizens Bank
    1319 N Main St, Summerville, SC 29483
  • Emely’s Hair and Beauty Bar
    2110 Greenridge Rd Suite D, North Charleston, SC 29406
  • East Cooper Family Pharmacy
    913 Bowman Rd #A1, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
  • The Dog Wash
    148 Line St, Charleston, SC 29403

Can you accept monetary donations instead?

Absolutely. Just go to the website to donate online:

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