Shower Shaw With Cookies is back for its 26th year


It's that special time of the year for a favorite project of Sumter Volunteers. It's time to "Shower Shaw With Cookies" for the 26th Christmas.

This annual project, begun in 1993, gives the Sumter community an opportunity to show our gratitude for all Shaw does for us all year long.

Last year, the community sent a record-breaking 5,131 dozen home-baked cookies and 4,750-plus cards out to Shaw. A batch of homemade cookies or candy from the good cooks of Sumter 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 Third Army folks!

Your cookies and cards can be delivered to Swan Lake Visitors Center by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Cookies need to be homemade, packed in disposable containers and numbered by dozens on the outside. (Boxes and tins work better than plastic bags.) 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 77 years.

Sumter, let's shower Shaw with cookies and cards!


Director, Sumter Volunteers