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Voorhees College provides backpacks and school supplies for Bamberg County public school students

Voorhees College will donate backpacks and school supplies to 500 Bamberg County public school students, Aug. 14 at two locations. Parents and students may pick up backpacks and supplies in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot (3386 E Railroad Ave.) in Bamberg from 10 to 11:30 a.m. or while supplies last. Backpacks and supplies also will be available for pickup in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot (18147 Heritage Hwy.) in Denmark from 12 to 1:30 p.m. or while supplies last.

“We are excited about the beginning of a new academic year and we wanted the community to know that we are true partners in education. Providing school supplies, including backpacks, for students is one way for us to show our support,” said Ronnie Hopkins, president of Voorhees College.

Hopkins said this is also an opportunity for high school seniors to begin the enrollment process at Voorhees. Admissions information is shared on the school supplies flyer.

According to Charlene Johnson, vice president for student affairs, Voorhees is involved in community service through student service learning activities and various clubs and organizations.

“Community engagement is a vital part of the education process at Voorhees,” Johnson said. “We are preparing students to become global citizens and to make a difference in the human condition around the world beginning at home.”

Graduating high school seniors can find out more about enrollment at Voorhees by contacting the admissions office at (803) 780-1030 or (866) 685-9904.

This project is funded by the Voorhees Center of Excellence for Educator Preparation & Innovation, members of the Board of Trustees, Linda McCullough and Summiyah Rasheed, and the Voorhees College Men’s Basketball Team.

About Voorhees University

Voorhees University, founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright in 1897, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Its mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Voorhees as a #1 best value, #3 in social mobility and #33 among regional colleges in the south in 2022-2023; and #26 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, nationally. Additional information about Voorhees University can be found at


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