Touching hearts. Saving lives.

The Heart2Heart Foundation
Rock Hill Galleria
Rock Hill School District

A Fun Way to Get Ready for the New School Season

A special note from The Heart2Heart Foundation

It has certainly been a challenging year in so many ways. For those of you who have experienced illness or possibly loss in your families, please know that our thoughts and prayers have been with you. While we have converted many of our programs to virtual platforms, we are so glad that our team has found a way to (safely) host our Back2School Block Party for local families again this year. 

Because our event draws hundreds of families, it isn't possible to hold the event inside just yet. Our first priority is to keep everyone as safe as we can. So, please know, we will be following current CDC and SC DHEC guidelines for COVID-19 mitigation rules. We will send out updated information prior to the event and appreciate your help!

Since we can't hold the event inside ... we're going OUTSIDE! Parents/guardians who register for the book bags will be able to pick them up and visit with some of our community partners for more free resources, services and giveaways.  We would love to see your kids with you but if you feel safer leaving them at home, we completely understand and support that decision. 

We are so grateful for the generosity of Healthy Blue South Carolina who has donated book bags for 2,000 local students. Book bags - with school supplies - will be available for preschool, K5, elementary, middle and high school students from York County. Please subscribe to our email newsletter or follow us on our Facebook page for updates! 

Through our wonderful Community Partners, we were able to provide backpacks, school supplies, home COVID testing kits, hand sanitizer and face masks to more families! A big thank you to the Rock Hill School District for helping us reach our virtual families, too!

Because of you, we could provide support through these organizations this year:


  • Affinity Health Center

  • Catawba Area Agency on Aging

  • Catawba Indian Nation

  • City of York (Summerfest)

  • Clover Chamber of Commerce

  • Comporium Pioneers

  • Ede Mwen Health Service

  • EZ Labs 

  • Four Corners International Mission, Inc

  • Healthy Blue South Carolina

  • Historic Paradise Foundation NFP

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

  • Keystone Substance Abuse Center

  • North Central Family Medical Center

  • ParentSMART

  • Pathways Community Center

  • Rock Hill School District 3

  • The Salvation Army

  • Sigma Gamma Rho

  • South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice

  • York County Free Clinic

  • York County Library

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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Healthy Blue of South Carolina

Williams & Fudge, Inc


Absolute Total Care



Arrowpointe Federal Credit Union

Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital

Molina Health Care

Wal-mart Doby's Bridge Fort Mill 


Candace Thompson - CLT Realty Group at Coldwell Banker

Comfort Systems of York County LLC

Family Trust Federal Credit Union

Founders Federal Credit Union

Jim Paolone - Edward Jones Financial Advisor

Mante Pediatrics

Pam Morrell - Keller Williams Real Estate

Smile Doctors with Tripp Leitner, Orthodontist


JM Cope Construction

Khaled Law

Massage Envy 

Morton & Gettys Attorneys at Law

Dr. Harry Hicklin, III/ Palmetto Cardiology

Pearls of Service Foundation, AKA

People's First Insurance

Pure Escape Resort Spa

York County Natural Gas

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.

2021 Back2School Block Party Team 
Learn more here

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 

Letitia Lindsay - Healthy Blue South Carolina

Melody Clark - Healthy Blue South Carolina

Cindy Downing - Comporium Pioneers

CeCe Benson - Affinity Health Center

Cindy Taubenkimel - ParentSmart

Nikkita Jackson - North Central Family Medical Center

Kathy Grier - York County Free Clinic

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

Javalender Clowney - Rock Hill School District

Kasandra Bowden - Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures

Media Partners
Community Partners

Renaissance Kings

Rock Hill Adult Education

Rock Hill Boxing Club
Rock Hill Community Theater
Rock Hill Elks Lodge 1318

Rock Hill Housing Authority
Rock Hill Miracle Park
Rock Hill PRT/Rec-in-a-Box
Rock Hill School District

Safe Passage

SC Thrive

SFE - Southwest Food Services

Sisters United as One

Tega Cay Lion's Club

Tobacco Free York County
Upper Palmetto YMCA

US Census Bureau

Winthrop University
York County Free Clinic
York County Library/Bookmobile

York County Public Safety Communications/9-1-1

York Technical College

2021 In-kind Partners

Backpack Donor:

Healthy Blue South Carolina


Event venue:

Rock Hill Galleria/Warren Norman Co


School Supply Donors:

AKA - Eta Alpha Omega Chapter


Culture & Heritage Museums

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Duke Energy Nuclear Education

Early Learning Partnership

First Steps of York County

Man Versus Machine

NAMI Piedmont Tri-County


Rock Hill Elks #1318

Rock Hill Housing Authority


COVID-19 Vaccinations:



Home COVID Testing Kit Donors:

Maverick Health

Chester County EMS


Blood Pressure Checks:

Affinity Health Center

North Central Family Medical Center


Dental Kits for Students:

Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures


Face Mask Donor:

Charlotte SafeWear


Hand Sanitizer/Soap Donors:

Wal-mart Chester

City of Rock Hill


Door Prize Donors:

Wal-mart Fort Mill


#RedHeartMamas Group


Complimentary Mini-Meals:

Showmars of Rock Hill


Special Promotions by:

CN2 News / CN2 Today