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The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree is a Christmas project sponsored by the James R. Clark Memorial Sickle Cell Foundation and Palmetto Health which serves children (and their siblings) who are affected by sickle cell.

Christmas is an especially difficult time for these families having to choose between purchasing medicine or buying gifts for their children. Children in Columbia and rural counties of South Carolina are given toys that are collected at Palmetto Health, AC Flora High School, Crayton Middle School, and other businesses in the area.

You can make a tremendous difference by donating a new, unwrapped toy (appropriate for birth through 16 years of age) by Friday, December 12, 2014. Gifts can be delivered to the Sickle Cell Foundation at 1420 Gregg Street, Columbia, SC, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Our goal is to collect a minimum of 500 toys so that every child can receive a gift.

For more details on how you or your church, school or civic group can be involved, please call Regina Brown at (803) 296-2961 or click here to send us an e-mail.