June 1, 2022 - August 1, 2022

Ready, Set, Supply!

United Way of the Midlands is launching Ready, Set, Supply a drive to stock the classrooms of elementary school educators throughout the Midlands. Over the summer we’re challenging our community to stock the classrooms of 7 schools throughout Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, and Orangeburg counties.

Here's how you can help.

Having the right tools is essential for students to succeed in the classroom. Research shows having the proper school supplies promotes learning, builds self-esteem and helps kids stay in school, especially for those who may already feel out of place. The Ready, Set, Supply! initiative offers students a chance to start the school year with the same materials. Your donation also benefits our teachers who often use their own money when trying to meet the needs of their students.

  1. Host a Ready, Set, Supply! supply drive.

    Email volunteer@uway.org, and let us know you’re a host!

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  2. Donate needed supplies.

        School Wish list Items:

    Download Printable List

    Blank notecards
    Children’s scissors (Fiskar brand)
    Clorox Wipes
    Colored pencils
    Crayons
    Dry Erase markers
    Earbuds or headphone
    Gallon Ziploc bags
    Hand sanitizer
    Liquid glue
    No 2 pencils (Ticonderoga or Dixon Brands)
    Pencil box or bag
    Pink erasers
    Quart Ziploc bags
    Small glue sticks 
    Tissues
    Wide rule notebook paper
    Wide rule notebooks

    ITEM DROP OFF:

    Items may be dropped off Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm at United Way of the Midlands, 1818 Blanding St., Columbia 

    For questions, email volunteer@uway.org.

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  3. Make a donation.

    Let us do the shopping for you. Make your donation, including the memo  "Attn: Ready, Set, Supply!", and you're done!

    CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR DONATION

    Thank you!

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  4. Purchase from our online Amazon registry.

    We've made donating the most needed items easy through our Amazon Wish List. Simply select the items you would like to donate, and Amazon will ship them to United Way of the Midlands for you. It's that easy!

    CLICK HERE FOR THE AMAZON WISH LIST

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  5. Volunteer later this summer to help create our classroom kits!

    We need your hands to help compile and create our classroom kits!  

    When: Saturday, August 13
    Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
    Where: United Way of the Midlands, 1818 Blanding St., Columbia

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

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wish list items

  • Blank notecards
  • Children’s scissors (Fiskar brand)
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons
  • Dry Erase markers
  • Earbuds or headphone
  • Gallon Ziploc bags
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Liquid glue
  • No 2 pencils (Ticonderoga or Dixon Brands)
  • Pencil box or bag
  • Pink erasers
  • Quart Ziploc bags
  • Small glue sticks
  • Tissues
  • Wide rule notebook paper
  • Wide rule notebooks
DOWNLOAD WISH LIST
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testimonial

"When students have what they need, there is a boost to their confidence and self-esteem. No matter what a student’s circumstances might be, he or she should be able to come to school and take part in the vibrant classroom setting. The United Way’s school supply program can put smiles on the faces of the first-grade students at Conder Elementary School."
Dr. Beth Gilbert, L.W. Conder Elementary School

Donate to Ready, Set, Supply!

Let us do the shopping for you. Make a donation through United Way of the Midlands, include the note Attn: Ready, Set, Supply, and you're done!

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