United Way of Horry County seeks donations to fill 1,000 bags for senior bag program

United Way of Horry County seeks donations to fill 1,000 bags for senior bag program

CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) – A Horry County nonprofit wants to make sure that homebound seniors are not forgotten.

United Way of Horry County is currently seeking monetary donations to help them fill 1,000 bags for their May Day Bag program.

The UWHC partners with Horry County Council on Aging and Mobile Meals of the Grand Strand to deliver the bags to homebound seniors in Horry County.

“May Day Bags are benefitting one of the most vulnerable communities in Horry County,” said President and CEO of UWHC, Blakely Roof. “We want to be able to have this program for the homebound seniors so they can feel special and have their basic needs met. These bags remind the recipients that they are cared about and valued.”

Each bag costs $26 to fill and will included toiletries and small gifts, along with a note from a local kindergarten student.

In the past, residents in Horry County have picked up bags at the Chamber of Commerce buildings and returned them filled with the requested items. Volunteers would also help to fill the bags.

But due to COVID-19, UWHC is asking for monetary donations so that the staff can purchases the items for the bags. The staff will also make sure to wear the proper personal protection equipment while filling the bags.

CLICK HERE to learn more about May Day Bags and donate to help fill the bags.

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