Epworth Children’s Home
2900 Millwood Ave
Columbia SC 29205

Christmas at Epworth

Christmas at Epworth 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!

Giving Gifts for the Children

Each year Epworth opens “Santa’s Workshop” to allow community members to fill the Christmas wishes of children at Epworth.  This year, all of the wishes have been given out to the community!  While our wish cards have all been distributed, please review our campus wish (****Link****) list for on-going supply items we use all year.  Gift cards also make a great gift. Each child receives an age appropriate gift card at Christmas, plus we use these cards to fulfill any last minute gifts we need if a child comes to us near Christmas Eve.  Any additional gift cards are used throughout the year to supply the needs for the children—from school clothes to summer camp.  Monetary gifts to support the daily care of the children at Epworth are also greatly appreciated during this season of giving.

Have a wish card? Santa’s Workshop will be open December 8-15 from 8:00AM – 6:00PM for gifts to be dropped-off.  Please bring your gift unwrapped (wrapping paper donations appreciated!) and with the wish card attached to it.

Events for the Children

Our event calendar is full for Christmas!  Thanks to an outpouring of support the campus calendar is full of parties and special activities for the children at Epworth.  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 is full, 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.

Remember the Children at Epworth

The Christmas season can be a difficult time for some of the children at Epworth.  While they may be separated from their families, we are doing all we can to bring peace and joy into their lives this Christmas.  This year, while you are gathered at home or church with family or friends, please keep the children at Epworth in your thoughts and prayers.