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School Supply Drive
About the School Supply Drive
The First Day Festival celebrates the start of a new school year, and perhaps the most exciting part of the Festival is handing children pre-packed bags full of new school supplies. The goal of the School Supply Drive is to ensure that students start school with the supplies they need to thrive in school.  

This year the Charleston community once again showed tremendous support for the children of our community with their donations of supplies.  With the partnerships and support of over 35 businesses and organizations, we were able to pack and hand out 4,000 bags of supplies!  Children were so happy as they passed through the line and it was wonderful to see their smiles!

In addition to the school supply donations, we receive support in many ways for the Festival, including equipment donations, volunteer support, food and water donations, and much more.

Thank you to everyone for their donations!