SANTA Program

Share a Smile with a Child

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The Country Santa Program collects toys for needy children across the upstate of South Carolina. 

Since 1978, Mr. Buddy Cox of Pumpkintown has helped needy children in the foothills of South Carolina at Christmas. He is affectionately known as the "COUNTRY SANTA".



  • In 2023 we delivered toys to 1136 families or 3106 children in mainly 4 counties

  • That is 2132 trash bags and 746 boxes of toys.

  • All delivered on Christmas Eve day.

  • Thanks to all those who donated, helped bag toys and delivered.

  • All public donations, volunteer help and a core group of die hard elves help make this happen ...with love from Jesus and Country Santa

"Share A Smile With A Child" by donating to the COUNTRY SANTA Program. We accept ONLY new unwrapped toys and monetary donations year around.

Over the past several years, the Country Santa Programs has been on the Sec. of State Angels List.  To be on this list, you must devote 80% to of its total expenses to the program services. In 2013, Country Santa Program devoted 97.2% to its program.


112 Reece Lane (physical address)
P.O. Box 856  (
mailing address)
Pickens, SC  29671
Phone: (864) 878-1131


Last modified on: 03/20/2024 .
This page created and maintained by Bob Spalding Chief Elf