OPINION: Let's shower Shaw with cookies during the Christmas season


Dear community,


It's that special time of year for one of our favorite projects to get started and is coordinated by Sumter Volunteers. It's time to "Shower Shaw with Cookies" for our 27th Christmas!

This annual project started in 1993 and has provided the Sumter community an opportunity to show our gratitude for what Shaw does for us all year long.

In December 2018, the community sent more than 3,700 dozen home-baked cookies and more than 3,000 cards out to Shaw. A batch of homemade cookies or candy from the good cooks of Sumter city/county will once again spread holiday cheer to this special group. The handmade cards and letters from our students and children are appreciated immensely. Remember to bake an extra batch for our Army folks!

NEW DELIVERY PLACE AND TIME! Your cookies and cards can be delivered to The Meeting House at Memorial Park - 407 W. Hampton Ave. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cookies need to be homemade, packed in boxes, plastic or tin disposable containers and please number on the outside of each container how many homemade dozen are on the inside. Call (803) 775-7423 if you will bake for us. The earlier you can get them in, the better. Shaw will pick them up the same day.

Let's continue to let Shaw know how much we appreciate them. Baking cookies and making cards, these simple acts of kindness will warm the holidays for these special folks who have been a very important part of our community for 78 years.


Jo Anne Morris

Director, Sumter Volunteers

PO Box 1449

12 W. Liberty St. Suite H

Sumter, S.C. 29151

(803) 775-7423