Precious Cargo: How You Can Help SC Foster Children

Precious Cargo

May is National Foster Care Month. To promote awareness, Collins & Lacy, P.C. is again teaming up with the South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP), a provider of foster care and community-based services, to host a statewide item collection drive for the organization’s Precious Cargo Program.


WHAT:  This community-based drive seeks donations of new toiletries, school supplies, and comfort items to be filled into duffel bags that will be provided the day the foster children enter into SCYAP’s care. The bags are prepared for specific age groups and separated by male and female, so they are personalized for each child.Bags for baby

WHEN:  Items will be collected throughout the month of May, during the business days of Monday-Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

WHERE:  Drop-offs for donated items can go to either of the Collins & Lacy offices (Columbia or Myrtle Beach.) Monetary donations can be made through SCYAP’s PayPal account found here.

Completed duffle bags prepared by SCYAP are based on three age group categories: birth- 2 years; 3-11 years; 12 years and up. The baby bags contain baby items such as bath wash, lotion, and diapers as well as the baby blanket, etc. The bags for the older children contain regular fleece blankets and a stuffed animal along with the other toiletry and school supply items.

The following (unused) items are needed. Thank you! 

Toiletry & Comfort Items   
Bags for little girl

Dental Floss
Baby Washcloth
Baby Blanket
Baby Wash
Baby Lotion
Diaper Cream
Baby Story Books
Special Blanket
Stuffed Animal

School Supplies 
Crayons/Coloring Book
Washable Markers
Glue Sticks
Pencils- all school ages
Composition Books
Notebook Paper
Blue or Black Pens
2 Pocket Folders
Zipper Pencil Holder

To learn more about SCYAP and the Precious Cargo Program, visit

For any questions about the collection hosted by Collins & Lacy, contact the firm’s Marketing Director, Janie Langdale, at

About Collins & Lacy, P.C.

Collins & Lacy is a statewide business defense firm in South Carolina that delivers legal representation for our clients through solid preparation, execution, and client-oriented service aimed at success. Located in the State’s capital city of Columbia, the firm represents local, regional and national clients in the areas of construction; hospitality/retail and entertainment law; insurance/bad faith; products liability; professional liability; commercial transportation; privacy, data management, and cybersecurity; mediation; criminal defense; and governmental affairs/issue advocacy.