Hootie’s Homegrown Roundup provides Back to School Basics for 13th year

Charleston County School District will host the 13th Annual Hootie’s Homegrown Roundup Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Burke High School to help prepare students for the 2019-2020 school year.

The Roundup provides services and back-to-school supplies for 1,000 high poverty students in CCSD. Services and supplies are donated by the band Hootie & the Blowfish and various local community businesses including haircuts, dental evaluations, eye exams, and backpacks filled with school supplies.

Hootie & the Blowfish is one of the most successful music groups of all time, selling over 25 million albums worldwide. The band believes they have a responsibility to use their celebrity status to help improve the lives of those in need, especially children. This type of philanthropic spirit led to the band establishing Hootie’s Homegrown Roundup: Back to School Basics in 2007.

The Roundup has helped over 13,000 students since its inception. Members of the band will not be in attendance this year due to a concert tour.

For more information, contact the Office of Strategy and Communications at (843) 937-6303.

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