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School Supplies Drive

Each August, United Way staff and volunteers are stationed outside of Wal-Mart in Laurens to accept school supplies on behalf of both the Laurens and Clinton school districts.  Just in time for back-to-school, the drive is scheduled in early August and gives community residents an opportunity to assist area schools in providing much-needed school supplies to our county’s underprivileged children.

This year's School Supplies Drive event will be held Friday, August 4th & Saturday, August 5th at Walmart in Laurens.

Following the drive, the supplies are disbursed to both school districts for distribution to area schools. The schools then match the needs of area children with the supplies donated.

Local school district officials have prepared a list of supplies commonly needed in their schools throughout the county. This list can be found HERE.

These businesses/organizations will serve as School Supplies Drive collection sites from July 3 - August 4:

Clinton area:
Founders (Hwy 76)
City of Clinton office
GHS/Laurens County Memorial Hospital
Hospice of Laurens County
Laurens County School District 56 office

Laurens area:
Baldwin Automotive
Family YMCA of Greater Laurens
Firmin Ford
Laurens CPW
Laurens County School District 55 office
Laurens County Water & Sewer Commission (LCWSC)
Park Sterling Bank
SunTrust Bank

Gray Court area:
City of Gray Court office

If you are in need of school supplies for your child, please contact the school they attend. All supplies collected are delivered directly to District 55 and 56 offices and then distributed among their schools.