Thursday 24 January 2019
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Women United Packs More Than 1,000 Backpacks Full of School Supplies For Local Children In Need

Imagine walking into your new classroom on the first day of school without a backpack or school supplies.  Unfortunately, that’s a reality many children here in the Lowcountry would face if it weren’t for Operation Backpack.
Operation Backpack is an initiative of United Way of the Lowcountry Women United, providing children in need throughout Beaufort and Jasper Counties with necessary school supplies to begin school.  Women United works with school social workers to identify students needing supplies who are not being served by another agency to help fill in the gaps.
This past month, Women United volunteers and members of the community packed more than 1,000 backpacks full of school supplies including everything from pencils and erasers to glue sticks and notebooks.  Each child in the program also received two school uniform shirts.
Many local businesses, churches, neighborhood groups, residents and community organizations donated supplies and funds to help expand this annual initiative, growing it from 600 backpacks last school year to more than a thousand this year.
Women United members say they are grateful for the generosity of all of those who donated to the cause and rolled up their sleeves to pack the backpacks and deliver them to the schools.
Learn more about Women United and how you can get involved at or call 843.982.3040.