Hootie and the Blowfish touring for school supplies

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In 2003, the members of Hootie and the Blowfish established an annual concert in their hometown of Charleston, South Carolina to help raise awareness of the needs of the local school children. Concert-goers were asked to bring school supplies of all kinds to the show and they responded in a big way. A 55 foot school bus was filled to the top with supplies that were then distributed to area schools and teachers.

Hootie and the Blowfish are now taking their efforts on the road, announcing the 14-city Homegrown tour where they will again ask fans to bring school supplies to the shows. The supplies collected at each show will be distributed in that community to benefit benefit economically disadvantaged schools.

"The children are our best resource and our most hopeful investment. With proper tools, our children can receive a well-rounded and meaningful education," says lead singer, Darius Rucker.

The tour kicks off July 3rd in Lewiston, New York and finished up on September 3rd in Detroit.


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