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Elgin schools toy and food drive pick up Monday, Dec. 14

December 11, 2020

Christmas Tree with Gifts COVID19 has changed a lot of things for this school year, but not the spirit of giving for those participating in the Stover Middle School's Tigers Take Time to Care annual holiday project. Instead of the traditional assembly to present the gifts and donations, a drive through parade will collect the items on Monday, Dec. 14.

Blaney Fire Department trucks, along with Santa and the Grinch, and Elgin Police Department officers will drive through Blaney Elementary School and Stover Middle School bus loops at 1 p.m. Dec. 14 to pick up toys and canned goods that the schools have collected. Students will line the sidewalks (socially distanced) to see the vehicles with Santa, the Grinch and all their collections, which directly benefit Kershaw County families in need.

Donations are being given to the Elgin Police Department's Toy Roundup and Caring Hands Foundation.

Last year, over 100 Kershaw County families and 260 KCSD children benefited from the project. The South Carolina chapter of the National School Public Relations Association recognized the program with a Golden Achievement Award.

Donations are still being accepted. Persons who want to participate should contact Kim Stokes at or drop off items at Blaney Elementary or Stover Middle.

Attached is a photo of last year's event with a Christmas tree and the donations.

Mary Anne Byrd