Jermel President

Back to School DAE @ St. Andrew's Gym
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The DAE Foundation presents Back to School DAE

Join us and play some basketball on open court, pick-up free school supplies and new-to-you sporting equipment, & enjoy Paisano’s Pizza.

From 1 to 2 pm donate your gently-used sports equipment. Too big, too small, your child lost interest? Donate equipment and provide other children the opportunity to play! All donations are tax deductible. You will receive a donation slip at the gym.

From 2 to 4 pm pick up new-to-you equipment. Our community comes together to provide for a need and we are happy to provide school supplies and gently used equipment to lowcountry families. Kids also have the opportunity to shoot some hoops and eat some pizza provided by our community sponsor Paisano’s Pizza.

The event takes place at St. Andrew’s Gym on Sundae, August 13th.

Back to School DAE Charleston, South Carolina


Supporting the event through school supply donations from their staff, Charleston County Department of Public Safety volunteer educators will also be on hand to educate the community about public safety related to fire safety, medical safety, natural disasters, the criminal justice system, and to introduce career opportunities in the field. 

The community is asked to donate school supplies and gently-used sporting equipment to contribute to the effort. All donations are tax-deductible, and there will be itemized donation slips available the day of the event. Drop off locations are all Barrelli Barber, Stella Nova, and Paisano’s Pizza.

Notebook Paper
Composition Books
Index Cards
Colored Pencils
Pencil Pouches
Markers – Washable
Dry Erase Markers
Hand Sanitizer
Paper Towels
Disinfectant Wipes
Gently-Used Athletic Equipment for all sports

Donations will be accepted at the following locations until Friday, August 11: 

Barrelli Barber – Downtown, The Cigar Factory, 701 East Bay St, Suite 107
Barrelli Barber – Mt Pleasant, 1020 Chuck Dawley Blvd
Barrelli Barber – Park Circle, 4628 Spruill Ave, Suite 102

Stella Nova – Downtown, The Cigar Factory, 701 East Bay St
Stella Nova – Mt Pleasant, 1320 Theatre Dr
Stella Nova – West Ashley, 2048 Sam Rittenberg Blvd

Paisano’s Pizza – James Island, 1246 Camp Rd
Paisano’s Pizza – Mt Pleasant, 1151 Queensborough Blvd #100
Paisano’s Pizza – West Ashley, 1798 Ashley River Rd

What are the ages of children who can attend? 

All students through 8th grade. 

Can I volunteer?  

We need volunteers for Back to School DAE to help receive and hand out donations. Click here to fill out our Volunteer Form if you would like to volunteer on August 13th. 

Can we drop our kids off or do we stay? 

No, children must not be left unattended. 

For the sports equipment swap, must I donate in order to receive gently-used equipment? 

No, all donations are available to students attending who are in need of equipment.

Thank you to Paisano’s Pizza for sponsoring this event and providing pizza to our guests. To learn more about Paisano’s and order a pie for yourself, visit: