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The Heart2Heart Foundation
Rock Hill Galleria
Rock Hill School District

Touching hearts. Saving lives.

A Fun Way to Get Ready for the New School Season

A special note from The Heart2Heart Foundation

It is so hard to believe that this will be our 7th Annual Back2School Block Party. Since 2016, our team has provided over 9,700 book bags and school supplies to local students. Even during the two-year period where we had to "pivot" to still host the event, our sponsors, partners, volunteers and families have continued to support this event and we are so grateful for that! 

This year, with fingers crossed, we will be back INSIDE the Rock Hill Galleria for our full Back2School Block Party.  This includes inviting our Community Partners back to join us as vendors, more health screenings and fun activities for students and their families. Thanks to the continued generosity of Healthy Blue South Carolina, we have 2,000 book bags to distribute and we are busily raising funds and collecting in-kind school supplies. 

While some of our signature programs span the Charlotte metro and, in fact, across the United States, we committed from the beginning to hosting one large event for families in our home community each year. Our Back2School Block Party not only helps give students a good start to the new school year but also gives us the opportunity to share our message of prevention and hope:  HEART HEALTH BEGINS IN CHILDHOOD!

If your child or grandchild attends school in York County, SC we encourage you to register early for book bags. Please note there will be no same-day registration for the book bags and, any left unclaimed, will be distributed through select community partners serving low-income families. 

On behalf of our planning team, our board and our volunteers, we look forward to seeing you all this year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

From the heart,

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2022 Back2School Block Party Team 
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Sheila Caldwell - The Heart2Heart Foundation

Debbie Hayworth - The Heart2Heart Foundation

Deb King - The Heart2Heart Foundation 

Trina Ricks - EZ Lab Testing & The Heart2Heart Foundation

Anita Clark - Rock Hill Galleria

Angel Russell - Love Security Services

Serena Williams - Rock Hill School District 3 

Dr. Diana Smith - Rock Hill School District 3 

Dr. Keith Wilks - Rock Hill School District 3 

Letitia Lindsay - Healthy Blue South Carolina

Melody Clark - Healthy Blue South Carolina

Denisse Martinez - Healthy Blue South Carolina

Beth Copley - Apple 

Cindy Downing - Comporium Pioneers

Cindy Taubenkimel - ParentSmart

Nikkita Jackson - North Central Family Medical Center

Kathy Grier - Palmetto Community Health Care

Windy Cole - Rock Hill School District & Culture & Heritage Museums

Kasandra Bowden - Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures

Media Partners


Healthy Blue of South Carolina

Carolina Cardiology Associates



Williams & Fudge, Inc


Bice Law, LLC

Comfort Systems LLC of York County

Duke Energy

Family Trust Federal Credit Union

Molina Health Care

Pam Morrell - Stephen Cooley Real Estate 


Candace Thompson - CLT Realty Keller Williams

Founders Federal Credit Union

Mante Pediatrics

Massage Envy - Rock Hill 

Morton & Gettys Attorneys at Law

Pearls of Service / Eta Alpha Omega AKA

Tripp Leitner Orthodontics


Dawn Johnson State Farm Insurance

Dr. Harry Hicklin, III/ Palmetto Cardiology

Joy Dance Academy

Kelly Educational Services

Select Health of SC

York County Natural Gas

York Electric Cooperative

2022 In-kind Partners

Book Bag Sponsor:

Healthy Blue South Carolina


Event Venue Host:

Rock Hill Galleria/Warren Norman Co


School Supply Donors:

Alpha Kappa Psi - Rock Hill Alumni Chapter

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

AP3 Sports

Beta Sigma Phi, Epsilon Theta Chapter 

Beth Copley

Carol Harvey & Maria McKee

Charles Eslinger


Comporium Pioneers

Danyale Robinson 

Delta Sigma Theta Rock Hill

Elevation Church of Rock Hill

Founders Federal Credit Union

Four Corners International Mission, Inc.

Gayle Stefanelli

Girls on the Run of the Tri-county

Hattie Ambassadors

Karson's Kompassion Project

Kimberly Jones

Man vs Machine

NAMI Piedmont Tri-County


Rock Hill Elks Lodge #1318

Rock Hill Housing Authority

Rock Hill Shag Club

Tripp Leitner Orthodontics

Walmart Doby's Bridge

Windy Cole

York County First Steps

York County Natural Gas

Children's Books for K4 & K5

Early Learning Partnership

York County First Steps


Blood Pressure Checks:

Palmetto Community Health

Pre-Diabetes Check:

North Central Family Medical Center


Dental Kits for Students:

Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures

Door Prize Donors:

The Heart2Heart Foundation


Complimentary Mini-Meals:

Showmars Rock Hill Galleria


Special Promotions by:

CN2 News / CN2 Today

Community Partner Agencies

The following agencies will receive book bags with school supplies and Parent Resource Guides to bless the families they serve!

A Place for Hope

Affinity Health Center

Community Medicine Foundation

ESOL Welcome Center

Family Connections

Historic Paradise Foundation

H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Progress through Education)

Palmetto Community Health Care


Rock Hill Boxing Club

Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation

Sanctuary of Life Outreach Center

The Body ~ A Church for Anybody

The Life House Women's Shelter

The Salvation Army

South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice

York County Library

Applications are now closed for 2022.

The Heart2Heart Foundation was the proud recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Partner Award from the Rock Hill School District for our work with the "FedUp" Campaign and 2016 Back2School Block Party.  Pictured here (left to right): Dr. Kelly Pew, Superintendent, Jim Vining, School Board Chair, Mildred Douglas, School Board Vice Chair with Sheila Caldwell (center) President/Founder of The Heart2Heart Foundation.

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