BE A SANTA TO A SENIOR: Sponsored by the Richland County Sheriff's Department, Chick-fil-A, Harmony Care Hospice and Home Instead Inc., the program has identified lonely and needy seniors whose names and gift requests will be placed on a Christmas tree at Chick-fil-A, 229 Bush River Road. Stop by and pick up an ornament, purchase a gift, wrap and drop it off at Harmony Care Hospice, 100-K Ashland Park Lane (off St. Andrews Road). Gifts will be delivered Dec. 19-23. (803) 772-8505
LEXINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT TOY DRIVE: Deputies will be at Walmart Supercenter, 1780 S. Lake Drive from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. New unwrapped toys will be accepted for needy Lexington County children; toys will also be provided to the Salvation Army and distributed to patients at the Children's Hospital at Palmetto Health Richland. Donations may be dropped off at the Sheriff's Department until Thursday, Dec. 24.
LEXINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT/MIDLANDS TOYS FOR TOTS: Accepting new, unwrapped toys through Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Lexington Municipal Complex, 111 Maiden Lane. Help stuff the SWAT van 7-10 a.m. Tuesday and 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at Walmart, 5556 Sunset Blvd. Officers will be on hand 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 and 7-10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Kmart, 748 W. Main St. For more information, call Cpl. Doug Lee, (803) 358-1504.
CAROLINA CHILDREN'S HOME: There are several ways to brighten a child's Christmas this year. When you sponsor a child, you may purchase any or all of the items on their gift list. Cottage sponsors may purchase a gift that all of the residents can enjoy or group gifts such as movie passes, gift certificates for haircuts or manicures. You can donate your time by volunteering to wrap gifts on campus during December. A donation of $10 or more through the Guardian Angel Project will honor a loved one through a personalized letter, a bookmark and a note indicating you as the giver. (803) 790-6541, ext. 216 or www.carolinachildrenshome.org