Operation Holiday Heroes gears up for season of giving

info@islandpacket.comNovember 14, 2013 

  • New, unwrapped toys can be donated to Toys for Tots and brought to any of the following locations.

    Beaufort

    East Coast Marine, 401 Parris Island Gateway

    Love House Ministries, 423C Parris Island Gateway

    Salvation Army, 2505 North St.

    United Way, 2266 Boundary St.

    Lowcountry Insurance Services, 80 Lady's Island Drive

    Marine Federal Credit Union, 819 Parris Island Gateway

    Chechessee Creek Club, 18 Chechessee Creek Drive

    Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners, 1211 Boundary St.

    Jersey Mike's Subs, 272 Robert Smalls Parkway, Suite 340

    Optimal Health Chiropractic, 3264 Ribaut Road

    The Link, 1053 Otter Circle

    Sea Island Animal Hospital, 40 Professional Village Drive

    Bluffton

    Bluffton Self Help, 39 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite 10

    Weichert Realtors-Coastal Properties, 2 Rose Hill Way

    Jersey Mike's Subs, 1019 Fording Island Road

    Windmill Harbour Real Estate, 3 Harbour Passage

    The Estate of Westbury, 85 Kensington Blvd.

    Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services, 905 Buckwalter Parkway

    Sun City Tennis Association, U.S. 278, 127 Sun City Lane

    Bluffton United Methodist Church, 101 Calhoun St.

    Carolina Dreamers Car Club

    The Carriage Shop, 17 Buckingham Plantation Drive

    Jai Barber Dowell State Farm, 80 Baylor Drive

    Hilton Head Island

    The Deep Well Project, 154A Beach City Road

    Plantation Cafè and Deli, 81 Pope Ave., Suite 14A

    Cool Cats Lounge, 32 Palmetto Bay Road

    Island Automotive Services, 271 William Hilton Parkway

    Island Automotive Services, 4 Palmetto Bay Road

    Jersey Mike's Subs, 11 Palmetto Bay Road

    Dillon Road Self Storage, 159 Dillon Road

    Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave.

    Sonesta Resort, 130 Shipyard Drive

    Body Works, 2D Mathews Court

    Frosty Frog Cafè, 1 North Forest Beach Drive

    Marley's Island Grill, 35 Office Park Road

    More locations are being added daily. For a complete list of locations, go to the Toys for Tots website at toysfortots.org.

    Canned goods and nonperishable food items can be brought to:

    • Salvation Army: 2505 North St. in Beaufort
    • Bluffton Self Help: 39 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite 10, Bluffton, 843-757-8000
    • The Deep Well Project: 154A Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island, 843-785-2849

A widow recently sought help through the Holiday Heroes program to get toys for her children this holiday season.

In the past year, she had lost her husband to a sudden heart attack at age 46. Now, after moving back in with her mother and trying to find employment to make up for lost income, she found herself remembering better times, when her three children were able to give away one of their toys to someone in need. To ensure a happy Christmas for her own three children this year, she sought help in the place where she once went to give it.

Operation Holiday Heroes is a countywide collaboration of Toys for Tots, Bluffton Self Help, The Deep Well Project, the Salvation Army, Love House Ministries, The Beaufort Gazette and The Island Packet, and United Way of the Lowcountry. Its mission is to assure that every child and family in need has toys and food for the holidays.

Donors can adopt a child for Christmas, businesses can ask employees to bring in one unwrapped gift each, and civic organizations can provide a cash donation.

To make monetary contributions for the purchase of toys and food vouchers, send a check made payable to Operation Holiday Heroes to: United Way of the Lowcountry, P.O. Box 202, Beaufort, SC 29901. Money also can be donated from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the United Way office at 2266 Boundary St. in Beaufort.


How to give

New, unwrapped toys can be donated to Toys for Tots and brought to any of the following locations.

Beaufort

East Coast Marine, 401 Parris Island Gateway

Love House Ministries, 423C Parris Island Gateway

Salvation Army, 2505 North St.

United Way, 2266 Boundary St.

Lowcountry Insurance Services, 80 Lady's Island Drive

Marine Federal Credit Union, 819 Parris Island Gateway

Chechessee Creek Club, 18 Chechessee Creek Drive

Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners, 1211 Boundary St.

Jersey Mike's Subs, 272 Robert Smalls Parkway, Suite 340

Optimal Health Chiropractic, 3264 Ribaut Road

The Link, 1053 Otter Circle

Sea Island Animal Hospital, 40 Professional Village Drive

Bluffton

Bluffton Self Help, 39 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite 10

Weichert Realtors-Coastal Properties, 2 Rose Hill Way

Jersey Mike's Subs, 1019 Fording Island Road

Windmill Harbour Real Estate, 3 Harbour Passage

The Estate of Westbury, 85 Kensington Blvd.

Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services, 905 Buckwalter Parkway

Sun City Tennis Association, U.S. 278, 127 Sun City Lane

Bluffton United Methodist Church, 101 Calhoun St.

Carolina Dreamers Car Club

The Carriage Shop, 17 Buckingham Plantation Drive

Jai Barber Dowell State Farm, 80 Baylor Drive

Hilton Head Island

The Deep Well Project, 154A Beach City Road

Plantation Cafè and Deli, 81 Pope Ave., Suite 14A

Cool Cats Lounge, 32 Palmetto Bay Road

Island Automotive Services, 271 William Hilton Parkway

Island Automotive Services, 4 Palmetto Bay Road

Jersey Mike's Subs, 11 Palmetto Bay Road

Dillon Road Self Storage, 159 Dillon Road

Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave.

Sonesta Resort, 130 Shipyard Drive

Body Works, 2D Mathews Court

Frosty Frog Cafè, 1 North Forest Beach Drive

Marley's Island Grill, 35 Office Park Road

More locations are being added daily. For a complete list of locations, go to the Toys for Tots website at toysfortots.org.

Canned goods and nonperishable food items can be brought to:

  • Salvation Army: 2505 North St. in Beaufort
  • Bluffton Self Help: 39 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite 10, Bluffton, 843-757-8000
  • The Deep Well Project: 154A Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island, 843-785-284

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