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 2020, we helped approximately 1500 children from
588 families in Pickens county.
- Due to the Covid virus, we are limiting
the number of volunteers working inside the building at any given
time to 8 - 10 people.
- Face covering optional
- Anyone who has a cough, fever, or recent
exposure to someone with the virus should not enter the building.
- Due to this limitation, we have made the
difficult decision to limit our assistance to families in Pickens
Operation Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:30
am to 11:30 am and from 1:30 - 3:30 pm / Sunday 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Please note anyone wanting to help with
bagging, needs to make an appointment. We can not handle walk-ins this
year. Please call 878-1131and leave a message and someone will get back
NOTE: We have enough
people to bag toys this year via appointments. If you still want to help,
we need help on Dec. 23rd and 24th in move the bags full of toys. More
details closer to the 23rd.
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.
Due to COVID last year, we limited the number of
workers at the building and could only help children in Pickens County
area. If you go to the Secretary of State Charities website, you will see
that the devoted % of its total expenses to program services during the
year reported 68.1%. normally we are in the 90% value. Since we
helped less children, we did not need to spend as much monetary
donations. Any excess money was let in the organization account.
To see overall report->
Database (Type in Country Santa)
112 Reece Lane
P.O. Box 856 (mailing
Pickens, SC 29671
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