Drop Off Gifts, Gift Cards for Hurricane Victims

Christmas is right around the corner, and people in the Low Country are trying to make it better for children devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Sea Island Presbyterian Church on Lady's Island is partnering with other local churches and people in the community to give children in Long Beach, Mississippi, a Christmas they'll never forget.

"Those children are just like our children," said organizer Melissa Davis. "They know what it's like to have Christmas presents and we just want them to have some normalcy returned to their lives."

If you want to donate toys or gift cards, they're looking for gifts for school-aged children from Kindergarten to eighth grade. Here are the drop-off sites:

*Sea Island Presbyterian Church on Lady's Island on Lady's Island Drive
*First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head on Hilton Head Island

The deadline is December 9 at noon.

Gift Cards for Old Navy, Radio Shack, TJ Maxx, and Circuit City are being accepted for high school students.

Any questions, call Melissa Davis at 843.521.4440.

Reported by: Jaime Dailey, jdailey@wtoc.com