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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".


As of 12/11/22 we have bagged for 551 families

  • A new book has been published about Country Santa called "With Love from Jesus and Country Santa".  It is listed on Amazon here.
  • The latest book is "Share A Smile with a Child: More Stories of Country Santa.


In 2021, we helped approximately 1950 children from 745 families in Pickens county.

Children don't understand that life is hard and sometimes there just isn't enough for Christmas presents. A child believes that Santa will find them Christmas morning.

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


112 Reece Lane (physical address)
P.O. Box 856  (
mailing address)
Pickens, SC  29671


Last modified on: 12/19/2022 .
This page created and maintained by Bob Spalding Outside Elf