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Helping Others- The Real Meaning of the Holidays

Teach you children the true meaning of the holidays by donating or volunteering during the Christmas season.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army sponsors many programs to help out the less fortunate during the holiday season such as the Toy Shop, Sharing Trees, Christmas Bear Dressing, Christmas Stocking Program, and the Kettles Program. Visit their site by clicking the link above for more information on how you can help.

Holiday Helpings and Hope

Palmetto Health's Cancer Center can use your help to bring a little holiday joy to cancer patients during the holiday season.

Through the Holiday Helpings and Hope project, volunteers and donors join to provide 200 food baskets for Thanksgiving and adopt over 100 families cared for by our Cancer Center. Adults and children with cancer and their families directly benefit from this program.

For information, call Holiday Helpings and Hope at 434-4752

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree is a Christmas project sponsored by the James R. Clark Memorial Sickle Cell Foundation and Palmetto Health which serves children (and their siblings) who are affected by sickle cell. To participate, donate a new, unwrapped toy (appropriate for birth through 16 years of age) by December 4, 2002.

For more details on how you or your church, school or civic group can be involved, please call Regina Brown at (803) 434-3107.

Celebrate the Season at Friarsgate Park

Bring your single serving snack items, and baby supplies to Friarsgate Park between Dec 1-15. Your donations will be delivered to the Children's Garden Day Care Center which serves homeless children. For more information, call 732-3220

Operation Santa Claus

Help the Carolina Children's Home in providing gifts for the children at the home. For informaion, call Amanda O'Cain at (803) 782-1421 Ext 216.

Harvest Hope Food Drive- December 4

Share with those less fortunate by donating food at First Baptist Church (1306 Hampton St.) from 6:30-8:00PM or at the Palmetto GBA (Farrow Rd) from 7:30AM-6:30PM.

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