Contrary to what you might think, many typical school supplies are not provided for the students and teachers in the Charleston County School District. Thankfully, for over ten years, the residents on Kiawah, Seabrook, and Johns Islands have generously purchased pencils, erasers, school uniforms, composition paper, and other routine supplies for use in Mt. Zion Elementary School.
Considering the needs of Mt. Zion students, we are again reaching out for your support. Again this year, we ask you to make a monetary donation and let us do the shopping on your behalf based on each teacher’s Wish List. We will use the funds received to purchase supplies and uniforms before the school year begins and as needed. Your support goes even further this year if we receive your donations before the state’s tax-free weekend, which begins on August 6.
Please make your check payable to “Support Mt. Zion Kids” and mail it to:
Support Mt. Zion Kids
c/o Lucy Hoover
2824 Dove Nest Ct.
Johns Island, SC 29455
“Support Mt. Zion Kids” is now a 501(c)(3) organization, EIN 87-1854050. Our organization will send a donor acknowledgment letter to each contributor.
Please note that later in the school year, another organization, Mt. Zion Holiday Fund, will ask for donations to provide holiday gifts and meals for some Mt. Zion families. Please watch for their notices as we approach that season.
Stores that Support Education
Another way we can help the students at Mt. Zion is when you shop at various participating stores. This program works no matter where you live.
- Ask your cashier at Harris Teeter to enter the school number “3455” into the register when you use your VIC card. You can also annually activate this donation online. By doing this, you donate a portion of your spending to Mt. Zion Elementary each time you shop and purchase “Together in Education” items.
- If you have an Office Depot credit card, please ask the sales associate at the register to credit Mt. Zion Elementary (school ID# 70090775). The school will receive 5% of any purchases you make annually.
- Staples also has a rewards program that can be used for purchases.
- Finally, if you have a Target credit card, you can register on the Target website for Mt. Zion Elementary. These businesses donate a portion of sales dollars to local schools.
-Submitted by Lucy Hoover
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