Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County collecting blankets for children in need

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CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – The Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County is collecting blankets for children in need in the county.

According to Brooke Holden with the Horry County Sheriff’s Office, they are collecting new blankets to distribute to Horry County Schools and support the needs of children in the community.

“We identified a need,” said Chief Deputy Tom Fox. “Some of the children last year that were involved with the shop with a cop program, instead of purchasing toys purchased bed pillows and blankets. So this drive is to ask for donations of new blankets and new bed pillows.”

The blankets can be any kind, store-bought, handmade, no-sew, etc.

“A blanket may seem like a simple gift — but think how much warmth and comfort your favorite blanket provides for you when you are cold or lonely,” said Holden in a press release. “Let’s share that cozy feeling with children and families in Horry County.”

“There’s nothing better in life than having something you like, like a good blanket, and as a child, it means a lot,” said Cheif Deputy Fox. “It’s an incredible choice for a child to look at, “what do they want from Santa”. Do they want a toy, or do they need a good blanket to survive.”

Any size blanket is preferred. New bed pillows are also accepted. 

Deliver your donation to the Horry County Sheriff’s Office located at 1301 Second Avenue in Conway by Monday, December 16 at 4 p.m.

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