CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Several local businesses are teaming up with the Tricounty Family Ministries to give back this holiday season.
It's called the "Love Drive" and businesses will have bins where you can donate coats and toys for families to receive at the ministry's annual Client Christmas Brunch.This years brunch will be held on December 21 at 10am at Cherokee Place United Methodist Church.
Tricounty Family Ministries are collecting new and gently used coats of all sizes, new unwrapped toys and money. The donations will support the brunch on December 21. Last year more than 1,500 people attended. Organizers say people and families who attend the brunch will receive a gift including nonperishable food, a warm coat and toys for children.
Smoke BBQ on King Street is participating in the drive.
"My brother Michael and I are from Charleston and we just want to give our community as much as we can with our food with our charitable options in just anyway we can give back to Charleston," says co-owner of Smoke BBQ, Roland Feldman.
You can also donate personal care items. Volunteers can fill gallon sized bags with items including soap, washcloths, razors, shampoo, toothpaste, lotion and other personal care items.
Charleston Place, Charleston Grill and Feed the Need are sponsoring the Christmas Brunch
There are more than a dozen places you can make your donations including Tricounty Family Ministries. You can drop them off through December. If you, your office, or your church would like to help organize a coat, toy or food drive, you can call 843-747-1788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Here's the list of participating locations.
Butcher & Bee
Charleston City Paper
Mellow Mushroom - Avondale and Summerville
Nick's Original BBQ
PINZ Bowling Alley
Steinberg Law Offices