‘Tis the Season to Give

White Christmas - Oliver Gospel MissionWe’re all dreaming of a white Christmas, and for some, that may not always mean snow. Essex Homes is partnering with Oliver Gospel Mission this season in an effort to give the local community a “White Christmas.” Essex Homes will be collecting white item donations at all Columbia community sales centers and offices during the month of December.

Every year around the holidays, families are scrambling to stores to buy new gifts for their loved ones. With the rush of the season, people often forget about the individuals who are struggling every day. So, next time you’re at the grocery store or out Christmas shopping, consider adding a few “white” items to your cart. This can easily be a child-friendly activity that will help them understand the importance of giving back to the community.

White item donations can include towels, socks, flour, toilet paper, shaving cream, rice and much more. To see a complete list of white items needs, click here. If you don’t have time to stop by one of our sales centers this holiday season but would like to make a monetary donation, you can do so by mail to Oliver Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 7697, Columbia, SC 29202.

Oliver Gospel Mission has been rescuing and rebuilding the lives of individuals in Columbia for over 127 years. There are countless ways that you can help; visit olivergospelmission.com to learn more.

The holidays should be a time to share our good fortune with our neighbors in need, giving them warmth, love, hope and comfort when they need it the most. Help us help others in need this holiday season. Our model homes and sales centers are open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. Visits www.essexhomes.net or call 803-356-8301 for more information.