From November 25 to January 31, Essex Homes will be collecting blankets, mittens/gloves, hats, and new socks to spread the comfort and warmth to the less fortunate this holiday season.
If you would like to donate please drop off these items to any Essex Homes office location or Essex Homes sales center during model hours.
Please refer to our website www.essexhomes.net for model hours closest to you and office locations.
During the months of November and December we always think of the things we are most thankful for. Things like your warm bed at night, family, friends, and your job are all things we may take for granted throughout the year. Throughout the holidays it is also most importantly a time for giving. This holiday season Essex Homes wants you to help out in your community if you can for those less fortunate. We are wanting to cover our communities with love and warmth this time of year. Throughout the Carolinas in 2018, there were 13,000 people that experienced homelessness and need our help. Below are some other ideas how you along with your family and friends can help out this Holiday season to donate and better your community.
Blanketing Families Inc.
If you are in the Kershaw County area Blanketing Families, Inc. is a great way to donate this holiday season. They will be at the Kershaw County Headstart Thursday December 12th at 9:30am. To make this all possible they are looking for items such as pajamas, socks, gift cards for food and age-appropriate books. If you are unable to make this event they are in Finley Park in downtown Columbia every Wednesday. You can donate lightly used items such as blankets, clothing and shoes along with bottled water and any unopened toiletries.
Harvest Hope Food Bank
Although Harvest Hope is a donation hotspot all year round the holidays they help so many families have the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner they wish for. Throughout the midlands you can drop off donations at any of the 3 Harvest Hope Food Bank locations or at participating locations to help feed the hungry this holiday season. Please see this list of items and locations to donate. Some ideas for donations are:
- Nonperishable food items
- Baby supplies
- Hygiene supplies
- Cleaning supplies
- Paper products
Upstate South Carolina
If you are in the Upstate and would like to donate to Harvest Hope please visit the warehouse located 2818 White Horse Road in Greenville, SC. You can make a difference! Last year the Greenville location serviced Laurens and Greenville counties feeding more than 171,000 families during the 2018 fiscal year.
Loaves & Fishes: Greenville, SC
Loaves and Fishes is a great cause where you can donate surplus food from a corporate luncheon, vendor, restaurant, grocery store or fresh produce from gardens around the area. Non-perishable items can be dropped off at the office, for perishable and premade food make arrangements by calling.
Spreading the Essex Homes love to the Charlotte area all model homes and office location will be taking donations but it doesn’t stop there. A great cause in the Charlotte area looking for donations this holiday season is the Ronald McDonald House. They would love to have all donations in by December 6th to ensure their families are well taken care of this Christmas. All family members of children in the hospital are invited to The Holiday Shop! This runs on 100% donations and gives these family members a way to shop for their spouses, children and parents while in the hospital. Visit the website for a list of great suggestions for new or unwrapped gift ideas for all!