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Sep 16, 2016

Join us for another year, as we give children in need from surrounding areas of Horry County a Christmas night to remember! Last year with the help of staff and volunteers, Subs for Santa was another success with over 100 volunteers helping 125 kids have a great Christmas experience.

This year we are looking to have over 150 volunteers to help put smiles on 150 kids’ faces. The evening begins at Ultimate California Pizza Game Zone on Lake Arrowhead Rd., where each child will be paired up with a volunteer. Together they will enjoy free pizza and game time. The next stop is Christmas shopping at Walmart on Hwy. 17 at Tanger Outlets.

Volunteers will accompany their children on motor coaches to Walmart where they will assist children in picking out toys and necessities using a Walmart gift card provided. All volunteers must be preregistered. Please see volunteer instructions below:

Please provide your full name including maiden name and email address. Once you have registered, I will contact all registrants to gather further information, such as birth date and tshirt sizes. There will be a background check. Volunteer registration deadline is November 30.

*Each volunteer that is signed up to work with a child will be paired with one child.

If you cannot volunteer and would still like to help, you can donate to Subs for Santa.

Click here to register as a volunteer

There will also be a quick run through volunteer meeting the day of the event on Tuesday, December 6, at 4:30 p.m. at Ultimate California Pizza and volunteers will be able to eat before the children arrive. If you cannot volunteer and would still like to help, you can donate to Subs for Santa. This event is made possible through contributions.

Substitutes for Santa is completely funded by donations from the community. What we collect in donations determines what we have to give each child to spend. For monetary donations, make checks payable to:
SOS Health Care/ Subs for Santa
P.O. Box 7136, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

gsSCENE is currently collecting toiletry donations for Substitutes for Santa. The following items are in need and can be dropped off at the chamber located on 1200 North Oak Street or Ultimate California Pizza/Game Zone located on 959 Lake Arrowhead Rd., Myrtle Beach:

~Toilet paper rolls (4 roll pack)
~Paper towels (2 roll pack)
~Tooth brushes (2 pack)
~Tooth paste (Travel size)
~Deodorant (2.6 oz.)
~Laundry Detergent (46 oz.)
~Soap bars (2 pack or 4 pack)
~2-in-1 Shampoo/Conditioner
~Lotion (Travel size)
~Hand Sanitizer (Travel size)

Donations may also be dropped off at any of the chamber or gsSCENE’s networking events. Questions: Kema Faulk, 843-916-7276 or Kema.Faulk@VisitMyrtleBeach.com

For anyone that attend these networking events and bring in a toiletry item from the list, you will be eligible to win an additional door prize.

At each networking event there are certain items on the list that are being collected and will be listed on each event’s registration page.