Community Christmas Card ushers in the season of giving in Aiken County

November 25, 2018

Thanksgiving is over. The holidays are here. And the season of giving has begun.

The Aiken Standard once again is sponsoring its Community Christmas Card to help students in Aiken County Public Schools not only during the holidays but all year long. All donations – 100 percent of the proceeds – will be divided among the schools to help students who can’t afford or need help to pay for eyeglasses, shoes, school supplies or utility bills.

To make a contribution online, visit tinyurl.com/2018donateaiken.

For a $1 donation, the Aiken Standard will publish the contributor’s name in the Christmas Day issue of the newspaper in its second Community Christmas Card. Last year, 102 readers contributed $2,841.

The deadline to contribute is Dec. 14.

All contributions will be set up in an easily accessed fund and used at the discretion of the Aiken County Public Schools’ counselors to help their students meet immediate needs.

The Community Christmas Card donations will be there for counselors to use when they see an opportunity to improve a child’s chances of getting the education they deserve. Counselors know when basic needs are met, students learn better.

Readers can make a contribution for themselves, to honor another person or in memory of a family member or friend. Businesses and organizations can participate, too, making contributions in the names of their employees or members.

To give, please legibly write the names to sign on the Community Christmas Card along with at least $1 per name and mail to the Aiken Standard at 326 Rutland Drive, Aiken, South Carolina 29801 by Dec. 14 to be included in the Christmas Day edition of the newspaper.

To put the donation on your credit or debit card, call the Aiken Standard between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 803-648-2311.

To make a contribution online, visit tinyurl.com/2018donateaiken. Online contributors should include their names and list the names of their honorees in the comments section on the site.

The Aiken Standard’s Community Christmas Card is an inexpensive way for the whole family, area residents and local businesses to give a gift that will keep giving after the holidays.

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