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Home  |  News  |  SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT DONATES MORE THAN 2,000 POUNDS OF FOOD AND MORE THAN 200 TOYS

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT DONATES MORE THAN 2,000 POUNDS OF FOOD AND MORE THAN 200 TOYS
Friday, December 9, 2011

 
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC - Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies will donate 2,276 pounds of non-perishable food items and 210 new, unwrapped toys at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 9 during a Stuff-A-Bus public-awareness event that will be conducted in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart Supercenter at 360 Harbison Boulevard near Irmo.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said neighborhood watch groups in the North Region Patrol District, which is based near Irmo, donated the food and toys as part of the Spirit of Giving Challenge that the Sheriff’s Department annually conducts for its holiday food and toy drive.

During the Spirit of Giving Challenge, Quail Valley Neighborhood Watch donated the largest amount of food and toys for a large subdivision, with 1,241 pounds of food and 97 toys donated for the Sheriff’s Department holiday food and toy drive, Metts said. Stratton Court Neighborhood Watch donated the largest amount of food and toys for a small subdivision, with 313 pounds of food and 16 toys donated for the holiday food and toy drive. Hallmark Neighborhood Watch and Planter’s Station Neighborhood Watch also donated food and toys for the holiday food and toy drive.

The Sheriff’s Department began conducting the Spirit of Giving Challenge in 2008, Metts said. Since 2008, 5,438 pounds of food and 530 toys have been donated during the challenge to the Sheriff’s Department holiday food and toy drive.

Harvest Hope Food Bank will distribute the food that the Sheriff’s Department donates to persons who are in need of assistance, Metts said. The Salvation Army will distribute the toys that the Sheriff’s Department donates to persons who are in need of assistance.

The Sheriff’s Department holiday food and toy drive is not yet completed, and deputies still are accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items, Metts said. Citizens who would like additional information about how to make donations for the food and toy drive can contact Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Kevin Blackmon at his office at (803) 785-2430.

Metts encourages citizens to participate in a toy drive that the Columbia Classic Chevy Club will conduct between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 10 in the parking lot of the Woodberry Plaza shopping center near the intersection of U.S. 1 and Woodberry Road near West Columbia. New, unwrapped toys that are donated will be provided to the Sheriff’s Department for the agency’s annual holiday food and toy drive. Citizens who want additional information about the Columbia Classic Chevy Club Toy Drive can contact William Clayborne at (803) 606-0509.

The holiday food and toy drive reflects the Sheriff’s Department mission of providing professional law enforcement services that enhance the quality of life for all people in Lexington County, Metts said.

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