Business Journal asks readers to help

Published Dec. 6, 2013

Grady Johnson

When we turned in our gifts this year, I was horrified to learn that there are still more than 70 of these kids left unsponsored, and I couldn’t just sit here and do nothing about it.

So I’m making a rare appeal to the good will of you, our readers, and asking you to pitch in with us and help put a smile on a young face this holiday season.

Grady Johnson
CEO and Group Publisher

Dear Reader,

Charleston Halos is an organization that works with the S.C. Department of Social Services to provide resources and special opportunities to abused and neglected children.

Each year the Business Journal staff participates in the Halos Holiday Tree program, in which we provide holiday gifts for as many of these kids as we can.

When we turned in our gifts this year, I was horrified to learn that there are still more than 70 of these kids left unsponsored, and I couldn’t just sit here and do nothing about it.

So I’m making a rare appeal to the good will of you, our readers, and asking you to pitch in with us and help put a smile on a young face this holiday season.

We have asked Halos to extend the deadline for gifts until next Friday, Dec. 13. We also are offering our office space as a drop-off point. Our staff will handle the logistics of getting the gifts to Halos.

Below, you will find a list of children who need to be sponsored and their holiday wish list. Please remember that these wishes are suggestions by the child or DSS worker. It doesn’t have to be expensive. They appreciate anything they receive.

If you decide to purchase an item for a child, please drop it by the Business Journal offices at 1439 Stuart Engals Blvd., Suite 200, in Mount Pleasant.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Grady Johnson
CEO and Group Publisher

Halos Holiday Tree

To participate:

Please enter a “YES” in the column next to the child’s name using the spreadsheet at this link. It will be automatically updated to show which wishes have been granted.

To make sure the correct child receives your gift, please include the following information on the package, which can be wrapped or unwrapped:

1. Child’s name

2. Worker’s name

3. Family ID

4. Code Number

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