LAURINBURG — The Scotland County NAACP Branch will try to make Christmas brighter for less fortunate children as part of its 15th annual Winter Wonderland event.
The Winter Wonderland will begin Saturday at I. Ellis Johnson Elementary on 815 McGirts Bridge Road. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or while supplies lasts.
“This is a way for us to give back to our community in the form of food donations and toys for the youth,” said Scotland County NAACP President Herman Tyson.
The wonderland event was created in effort to combat the economic challenges of Scotland County by donating toys and food to underprivileged children and families.
There is no qualification or pre-registration required to attend the event and receive donations. Toy and money donations were asked to be delivered by Wednesday, but there is still time to donate.
“We’re accepting toys and monetary donations all the way through the event and we will be there at 8 a.m.,” Tyson said.
In they past, the organization donated 300 to 500 toys to children for Christmas.
Last year the toy giveaway was set up in the National Guard Armory and provided toys for about 150 children. The civil rights organization expects to give away about 300 toys this year.
“We’ve been blessed here in Scotland County, so we want to continue to promote and support the Scotland County NAACP,” he said. “We just want to give back to the community because they support us in so many ways and we want them to come out and meet the members of the NAACP Scotland County branch to put a face with the name.”
For information, contact the Scotland County NAACP at 910-277-8890 or by e-mail at [email protected]