Christmas with Epworth

At Epworth, Christmastime is a wonderful time of year…and this year we are already seeing a tremendous outpouring of support from the community and churches.  If you want to get involved or give to Epworth during this special season, we have a few special instructions to help you participate!

Gifts for the Children

Christmas with Epworth” is our annual drive for community members to fill the Christmas wishes of children at Epworth.

“Christmas with Epworth” provides gifts for the children to open on Christmas morning—gifts that bring smiles and excitement!  These are both personal gifts and cottage gifts that the children can enjoy together.  Each child at Epworth experiences a bountiful Christmas morning that includes their requested wishes, gift cards and usually a few surprises we have selected for them.  For some residents this will be their first Christmas away from their families, so we go above and beyond to help make this day special.

The “Christmas with Epworth” program also fulfills another vital need at Epworth—it helps provide for the needs of children for the other 364 days of the year.   The majority of our children arrive with nothing but the clothes they are wearing.  So not only will they receive gifts at Christmas but also new clothes and supplies when they first arrive, school supplies, birthday gifts, special trips like going to the movies, and, of course, all of their day-to-day needs throughout the year.   Some of our wish cards include monetary gift amounts as well as an example of what that gift amount  will do for a child at Epworth.  All of these donations will be used to provide for the needs of the children throughout the year.  In some ways, every day is like Christmas at Epworth, and we need your help on those days as well. 

 

“Santa’s Workshop” will be open Wednesday, December 15th until Sunday, December 18th from 8:00AM – 6:00PM to receive Christmas donations at the Administration Building at the corner of  Millwood Ave. and Maple St.  For more information contact “Santa’s Helpers” at christmas@epworthsc.org or 803-256-7394.

Events for the Children

Our event calendar fills fast for Christmas!  Thanks to an outpouring of support the campus calendar fills quickly for parties and special activities during this special time of year.  The children will be busy with lights at the zoo, a live nativity, Gamecock basketball, movies and more.  Epworth loves to stay busy all year, so even though our Christmas calendar fills quickly, if you would like to sponsor an event please consider gift certificates, tickets or contacting Epworth to set a date for an activity later this winter or spring.

For more information, please contact Beth Robinson, Volunteer Coordinator, at brobinson@epworthsc.org or 803-256-7394.