Get Involved


We're on a our mission to ensure that every child starts school ready to reach their highest potential. Join us. Your contribution will make a life-changing difference for young children in need. There's more than one way to give:

Check the box for children. South Carolinians can support First Steps by making a donation with their South Carolina state income tax return. Contribute to the SC First Steps to School Readiness Fund on line 6 of SC State Tax Form I-330.

Support programs that matter to you. When you donate directly to First Steps, you can designate your gift to literacy or parenting programs. 100% of your donation will go towards the cause you care most about.

Give locally. Make an impact in your community by designating your donation to the First Steps partnership in your county.


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South Carolina First Steps is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, making your donation tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

To donate by mail, please fill out the donation form and send your check or money order payable to:

South Carolina First Steps
1300 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29201