COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - This year, people in the Midlands are helping thousands of families celebrate the holidays through Families Helping Families. In fact, they’re helping more people than they’ve ever helped before.
Event organizers say that this year, 3,400 families have been adopted. That’s the highest number since the program started back in 1991. Now, donors have until Saturday to drop off their gifts.
So far, there are about 2,000 gifts turned in, but they’re still waiting for about a third of the gifts to be dropped off. Be sure to have the ID number for your adopted family when dropping off.
There are still opportunities to help, even if you haven’t adopted a family. Event organizers say – things happen. Sometimes, everyone who adopts a family isn’t able to drop off their gifts. So, even if you don’t have an assigned family, you can stop by the warehouse on Two Notch Road.
Nell Killoy, Families Helping Families director, says they need, “Bikes, we need unwrapped toys. These kids are asking for things like basketballs, action figures, bicycles, underwear – basic needs and then fun things for kids under the tree. If you just bring them down to the warehouse, unwrapped, we will get them to a family.”
You have until Saturday, Dec. 15, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. to drop off your gifts. The warehouse is located at 7006 Two Notch Road in the old Best Buy building.
You can also donate online by visiting fhfmidlands.org.