Brittney's Baskets set to surprise local kids for Easter

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A group of local volunteers is hoping to give local kids in need an extra special Easter.
Nicole McKnight has been organizing Easter basket donations to deliver to children at One80 Place and My Sister's House shelters. Local donations have allowed the group to prep more than twenty baskets over the past week, in addition to packaging health items for moms.
McKnight said the mission,"Brittney's Baskets" started with a Facebook message after seeing a post wanting to share extra Easter baskets with local kids.
"The girl that started this mission, her name was Brittany. She had two extra baskets that she wanted to give to any family that might need help," McKnight said.  "And my baby sister's name was Brittney, and she passed away in 2015. It was a personal message for me. It was the Lord pointing me in the right direction like this is where you're supposed to be."
McKnight and volunteers have been prepping the baskets for delivery by Good Friday, with hopes of making the baskets an annual tradition.
"There might be something in these baskets that they need that I don't even know about," McKnight said. "And it arrives. It's like making little miracles."
Donations for the moms' packages are still being accepted and include toiletry items (lotions, body sprays, nail care, hair care, razors, dental items) as well as devotionals, scented candles, books, loofas, gift cards/food cards and socks. Donations can be d ropped off until Thursday at  5:30 p.m. at Mike McKnights Automotive, 2467 Savannah Hwy.

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