Oct 26 2018

Holiday Shopping For Local Students

By Barbara Griffin for The Island Connection

Angel Oak Elementary is a Title 1 school, meaning that many families are at or below the poverty line. The Hootieville Holiday Shop will give every student an opportunity to experience the joy of shopping for gifts for their loved ones and pets the week of December 17. The experience of shopping will be connected to math and writing curriculum.

In order to provide affordable options, donations of gently used and/or new items, small enough for students to carry home (household goods, neck ties, key chains, holiday decor, pet items, toys, etc.) are being sought. Donations can be dropped off at The Ice Cream Boat at Bohicket Marina. The donations are tax deductible and donors will be given a receipt for in kind and/or monetary donations with a deadline date of December 1.

The proceeds from the Hootieville Holiday Shop will be used by the PTA to directly support teachers and students with educational programming throughout the year. Monetary donations to support this project can be mailed to Angel Oak Elementary School ATTN: PTA, 6134 Chisholm Road Johns Island SC 29455. Please indicate Holiday Shop in the memo field and recipients will be mailed receipts.

For additional information contact Barbara Griffin griffib@clemson.edu and/ or Michelle Faust by email mfaustsc@gmail.com or phone 843.327.6742.

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