Operation Backpack

Operation Backpack

Operation Backpack is an initiative of United Way of the Lowcountry Women United, providing local students in need with backpacks full of school supplies and uniform shirts to start school.  Women United works with school social workers to identify students in need who are not served by another agency to help fill the gap.  Operation Backpack helped more than 600 students this past school year throughout Beaufort and Jasper Counties. This year, the program is expanding to help more local students.  Women United is collecting the following school supplies as well as monetary donations.  School supplies can be dropped off at United Way of the Lowcountry offices in Beaufort and Bluffton as well as the following locations listed below.

CLICK HERE to make a monetary donation online.

Checks can be made out to United Way of the Lowcountry with “Operation Backpack” in the memo and sent to the following address:

United Way of the Lowcountry  P.O. Box 202  Beaufort, SC 29901


School Supplies will be collected through August 1, 2018.  

School Supply Drop-off Locations:


One Blood – 1001 Boundary Street, Suite A

Scout Southern Market – 709 Bay Street

United Way of the Lowcountry Office – 1277 Ribaut Road


United Way of the Lowcountry Office – 10 Buckingham Plantation Dr. Suite D

Synovus Bank – 3 Belfair Village Drive

Hilton Head Island 

Synovus Bank – 210 Central Avenue

Lady’s Island

CBC National Bank – 36 Sea Island Parkway


Beaufort Jasper Water & Sewer Authority – 6 Snake Road

Port Royal

CBC National Bank – 1700 Ribaut Road

Merry Maids – 860 Parris Island Gateway (BiLo Shopping Center)

YMCA – 1801 Richmond Avenue

Jasper County

Kim Malphrus Realty – 2789 N Okatie Highway (Ridgeland)

South State Bank -10671 S Jacob Smart Blvd (Ridgeland)

South State Bank – 21979 Whyte Hardee Blvd (Hardeeville)


For more information, contact:  Jaime Dailey-Vergara at jdaileyvergara@uwlowcountry.org.

CLICK HERE to make a monetary donation online.