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The SC Bar Young Lawyers Division, in conjunction with The Cooperative Ministry, is collecting backpacks and other school supplies for donation to schools and students throughout the state during its annual Back-to-School Backpack and School Supply Drive. Supplies will be collected through Wednesday, Aug. 10, and can be dropped at locations in Chesterfield, Columbia and Florence.

Examples of items needed include new backpacks, spiral bound notebooks, loose leaf paper, composition notebooks, binders, pocket folders, scissors, rulers, compasses, protractors, dividers, mechanical pencils, #2 pencils, highlighters, dry erase markers, crayons, 3x5 index cards, Post-It notes, book covers, dictionaries and large boxes of Kleenex. Take advantage of the upcoming tax-free weekend, Aug. 4-6, to purchase items.

Supplies can be dropped off at the following locations:


  • Chesterfield Public Defender’s Office—101 W. Main St., Chesterfield 29709


  • Adams and Reese, LLP—1501 Main St., 5th Floor, Columbia 29201
  • Attorney General’s Office—1000 Assembly St., Columbia 29201
  • Bowman and Brook—1441 Main St., #1200, Columbia 29201
  • Brie Rust Russell-Attorney at Law—1720 Main St., Ste. 105, Columbia 29201
  • Coplon’s—4825 Forest Dr., Columbia 29206
  • George Sink, PA—1440 Broad River Rd., Columbia 29210
  • Graybill, Lansche & Vinzani, LLC—2721 Devine St., Columbia 29205
  • Haynsworth, Sinker, Boyd, PA—1201 Main St., #2200, Columbia, 29201
  • McAngus Goudelock & Courie, LLC—1320 Main St., Columbia 29201
  • Moore Taylor Law Firm—1700 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia 29169
  • Richardson, Plowden & Robinson, PA—1900 Barnwell St., Columbia 29201
  • Richland County Solicitor’s Office—1701 Main St., Ste. 302, Columbia 29201
  • Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC—1221 Main St., 14th Floor, Columbia 29201
  • Sherpy & Jones, PA—3109 Devine St., Columbia 29205
  • South Carolina Bar—950 Taylor St., Columbia 29201
  • Sowell Gray Stepp & Lafitte—1310 Gadsden St., Columbia 29201
  • Strom Law Firm, LLC—2110 N. Beltline Blvd., Columbia 29204
  • Turner Padget Graham & Laney—1901 Main St., Ste. 1700, Columbia 29201


  • Florence Child Support Services Office—2120 Jody St., Ste. D, Florence 29501

For more information, contact Sandra Moser at, Stephen Blevins at or TJ Twehues at or see the flyer.