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 1,000 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, 2019.  


Drop off Locations:
Beaufort County
Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce – 711 Bladen Street
SugarBelle – 905 Boundary 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
Carolina Heritage Insurance – 198 Okatie Village Drive, Suite 102
Hilton Head Island 
Synovus Bank – 210 Central Avenue
Carolina Heritage Insurance – 92 N Main Street, Suite C
May River Dermatology – 25 Hospital Center Commons, Suite 200
Lady’s Island
Retreat at Lady’s Island – 9 Sunset Blvd
Beaufort Jasper Water & Sewer Authority – 6 Snake Road
Port Royal
May River Dermatology – 1813 Richmond Avenue
Merry Maids – 860 Parris Island Gateway
YMCA – 1801 Richmond Avenue
Corner Perk – 1628 Paris Avenue
St. Helena Island
Red Piano Too Art Gallery – 870 Sea Island Pkwy
Penn Center – 16 Penn Center Circle West
Jasper County
Jasper County Chamber of Commerce – 36 Main Street
Jasper County Chamber of Commerce – 403 Russell Street

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

CLICK HERE to make a monetary donation online.