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Join us as Carolina Gives Back!


Carolina Gives Back!


For the sixth year, the Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series, an award winning summer program for academically talented rising 6th through 12th graders, will sponsor "Carolina Gives Back" to highlight a local charity each week. Students participating in the Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series are learning about community responsibility and are bringing items that the charity needs or making a monetary donation.


We need your help too!


Starting the week of June 3, you can drop off your donations at the Honors Residence Hall on Tuesday morning from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. or Wednesday morning from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.


These are the organizations we are supporting this summer:


June 2 – 7, 2013: Sistercare, Inc.


Donations Needed: Non-perishable food, baby food, baby wipes, diapers, diaries, alarm clocks, book bags, calculators, car seats, coffee, coffee makers, cookware, cosmetics, hair care products, irons, ironing boards, laundry baskets, light bulbs, mops, DVDs, ethnic dolls, paper products (paper napkins, plastic knives, forks, and spoons, Styrofoam coffee cups, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.), toiletries, office supplies (pens, paper, envelopes, etc.), cleaning supplies (mops, brooms, liquid cleaner, soap, etc.), Deodorant, Travel-Sized Bar Soap, Tooth Brushes, back packs, bath towels, washcloths, pillows, pillowcases, school supplies, slippers, tablecloths, toasters, trash bags, umbrellas, and band-aids.


June 9 – 14, 2013: Transitions (Salvation Army)


Donations Needed: Socks, Kleenex (individual packages or boxes), Lysol Spray, Hand Sanitizer (individual or travel size), Men and Women’s underwear, Mini Soap Bars, Shaving Cream, Safety Razors, Work Gloves, Men’s Athletic and Work Boots, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Sanitary Items, Deodorant, Body Lotion (individual size), Sunblock, Bike Locks, Board Games, Walking Canes, USC Drives, Playing Cards, Dominoes


June 16-21, 2013: Communities in Schools


Donations Needed: School Supplies: Loose-leaf paper, notebooks, pens, pencils, rulers, glue sticks, compass, erasers, USB flash drive, 3-ring binders, lined index cards, and highlighters, crayons, and coloring books.


June 23 – 28, 2013: The Animal Mission and City of Columbia Animal Shelter


Donations Needed: Cat litter, dog and cat crates/carriers/kennels, dog toys (rope and kongs), cat toys (feather wands & balls with bells), dog & cat food, water bowls, linens (sheets, blankets, pillow cases, & towels) cat and dog leashes and collars, puppy training pads, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, hand soap, dish soap, kuranda beds for dogs, office supplies, paper towels, hand and bath towels, garden hoses, spray nozzles, heavy duty trash bags, Clorox, fragrance FREE laundry detergent.


July 7th – 12th: Pets, Inc.


Donations Needed: Tennis Balls, Pet Toys, Pens, Markers, Staples, Staplers, Copy Paper (white, yellow, or blue), Liquid Dish Detergent, Laundry Detergent, Bleach, Pine Cleansers, Paper Towels, Rubber Gloves, Cotton Swabs, Baby Oil, Mineral Oil, Pill Bottles, Blankets, Towels, Wash Cloths, Collars, Leashes


July 14 – 19, 2013: Harvest Hope Food Bank


Donations Needed: Canned meat and fish, peanut butter in plastic jars, canned soups, plastic grocery bags, canned vegetables and fruits, breakfast cereal, personal care items (soap, shampoo & etc) and other non-perishable food items.


Thank you for your support!


For more information, contact or call Continuing Education and Conferences at 777-9444.


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