COLUMBIA, S.C. — October may seem a bit early to be planning for Christmas, but the holiday season is only weeks away. This year, News19 again partners with the Salvation Army to provide for families who might still be struggling.
For those who need assistance providing gifts for their children, registration for the 2022 Stuff-A-Bus Christmas Drive-Thru edition ends today, Friday, Oct. 28, for those living in the areas surrounding Columbia, Lexington, Camden, Newberry and Winnsboro.
In Richland, Newberry, Lexington, Fairfield and Kershaw Counties : Register online at www.SAAngeltree.org or in person through October 28 (or until available spots reach capacity) at the Salvation Army Center for Worship and Service, 3024 Farrow Rd., from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Applicants MUST provide the following information:
- Picture ID for the head of household.
- Identification cards for everyone residing in the household. The following ID’s can be used: US Driver’s License, Social Security card, State-issued non-driver ID card, US passport, Employee ID Card, School ID Card, Health Insurance Card,Medicare, Matricula Consular ID Card, US Miltary ID card, birth certificate
- Proof of age for every child 12 years old or under. Only children 12 years and younger can receive Christmas gifts. Birth certificates or other official documents may be used for proof of age.
- If your household currently qualifies for Food Stamps (SNAP), bring your EBT card AND a recent food purchase receipt using your card. With proof of Food Stamps (SNAP) benefits, numbers 5, 6 and 7 (below) are not necessary.
- Proof of all income in the home for the past 30 days (pay stubs, unemployment statement, SSI Disability, Social Security statement, VA or other pensions).
- Anyone 18 years or older and receiving no income must show proof of zero wage (Zero wage statement from the unemployment office).
- Proof of all household expenses paid in the past 30 days (not bills that you owe, but bills that were paid).
For those who would like to contribute new toys, games, clothing, shoes and other essential items this holiday season, the Stuff-A-Bus buses will be accepting donations at the following Walmart locations 6 a.m.-7:30 p.m.:
- Forest Drive – 5420 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206
- Orangeburg – 2795 North Rd., Orangeburg, SC 29118
- Lexington – 5556 Sunset Blvd., Lexington, SC 29072
- Manning – 2010 Paxville Hwy., Manning, SC 29102
- Dutch Fork – 1180 Dutch Fork Rd., Irmo, SC 29063
- Two Notch – 10060 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC 29223
- Harbison – 360 Harbison Blvd., Columbia, SC 29212
- Sumter – 1283 Broad St., Sumter, SC 29150
- Columbia – 7520 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia, SC 29209
Stuff-A-Bus staff and volunteers will practice all CDC recommended safety procedures. We’ll also make sure you never have to leave the safety of your vehicles. Simply pull up and one of our volunteers will transfer your donations directly from your car to the bus.
Thank you for giving…thank you for making a difference!