It’s that time of year again. Maybe you’ve made your Christmas list and checked it twice, but there is a specific group of Columbians who may not have much hope for Christmas this year. But, fear not, because Richland County deputies are teaming up with several area businesses to help them have a brighter holiday, so says a report by Midlands Connect.
Sheriff Leon Lott says the Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s Project HOPE — Helping Our Precious Elderly – is working with Home Instead Senior Care, Chick-fil-A and Pink Sorbet to provide gifts to seniors who might not otherwise get any presents this holiday through a traditional Christmas adoption program.
Lott says anyone can stop by the sheriff’s department and choose an ornament from a tree there, which gives information about the senior citizen in need. Then, just purchase a gift from the wish list and return the unwrapped gift to either the Bush River Road Chick-fil-A or Pink Sorbet by Dec.13.
Volunteers will wrap the gifts and deliver them later that week.
And, like magic, this special group of people will have a Christmas to remember just like the rest of us.