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Gamecock CommUnity Shop

Our mission is to increase accessibility and provide holistic support to individuals experiencing basic needs insecurities. We offer free food, clothing and supplies to USC students, faculty and staff because we believe meeting basic needs is crucial for success.

How It Works

All students, faculty, staff members and affiliates with a valid CarolinaCard are welcome to shop for items using a 40-point monthly budget. Most items valued at just one point, and clothing doesn't count toward your budget - you can choose as much as you like, and everything is yours to keep.

Available Items

  • Food
  • Clothing (professional and casual)
  • Toiletries
  • Cleaning supplies
  • School supplies
  • Home goods

Get Involved


Financial Gift

Your contribution provides invaluable support in meeting operational needs and ensuring well-stocked shelves.

Donate Items

We accept donations weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you wish to donate outside of these hours, donation bins are conveniently located outside the shop at the Carolina Coliseum. You can also donate items through our Amazon wish list

Organizations and large groups: Please complete our Unity Shop donations form to ensure our staff is prepared to accommodate your group's donations. 


Students can apply to become a Unity Pal for the upcoming semester, offering help with checkout, stocking, community outreach, and more on a weekly basis. Student organizations can also sign up as a group to assist on Fridays. Academic departments, student organizations, community members, and others are welcome to host donation drives throughout the year. Please email us to obtain the necessary forms to volunteer.

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