Ways to give back during holidays

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• Stuffed Animal Drive: The Technical College of the Lowcountry will be collecting new stuffed animals for Beaufort Memorial’s Pediatric Ward, and gently used stuffed animals for the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. Donations are due by December 10. Please bring any donations to TCL’s Early Childhood Department (Building 9, Room 127). For more information, contact Stacy Atkinson at 843-525-8329.

• Support CAPA: Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners at 1211 Boundary Street is a drop off for Toys for Tots through December 16. There is also an Angel Tree for CAPA with wish lists for children in our area. They are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 843-986-2444 for questions or more information.

• Donate to Toys for Tots: This holiday season, the Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office will serve as a drop-off location for Toys for Tots. The toys will be distributed to needy families throughout the area by volunteers from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. People may drop off new, unwrapped toys at four Solicitor’s Office locations throughout the Lowcountry from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays through December 13. They are:

• Bluffton: 39 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite 2

• Hampton: The Hampton County Courthouse, One Courthouse Square

• Ridgeland: 198 Second Avenue

• Walterboro: The Colleton County Courthouse, 101 Hampton Street.

Last year, people graciously donated approximately 500 toys at the drop-off bins, with Colleton County collecting the most of any of our offices. For more information, please contact Linda Delahunty at 843-255-5893.

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