The City of Charleston’s Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families is hosting the First Day Festival from 1 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, at Liberty Square at the SC Aquarium and the Charleston Maritime Center. Parking at the SC Aquarium and Gaillard garages will be $1 during the festival.
Exhibitors will provide information on education and community services, and FREE bags of school supplies will be handed out!
The city is holding a School Supply Drive to collect donations. The most requested supplies are:
- Pencils and pens
- Wide-ruled filler paper
- Wide-ruled composition books
- Two-pocket folders
- 12-inch rulers
- Colored pencils
- Index cards
- Glue and glue sticks
School supplies can be dropped off by Wednesday, August 8, at the following locations:
- Arthur W. Christopher Community Center
- Bees Landing Recreation Center
- Charleston Tennis Center
- James Island Recreation Center
- Hazel Parker Playground
- St. Julian Devine Community Center
- Charleston Farmer’s Market
- West Ashley Farmer’s Market
To learn more, visit www.charleston-sc.gov/mocyf or call 843.965.4190.