The Herald found 12 days' worth of things you can do for yourself, your family or for others to make this Christmas just that much better:
For you and your family
Take a little bit of time to reflect on the reason for the season. One way is through the Christmas story, presented in a living nativity during a service at 5 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill.
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Bring a pair of socks, pajamas or underwear for a child to be donated to the Children's Attention Home.
Area food pantries are reporting record demand for their assistance this year.
"Our pantry is still a little slack," said Maj. Melody McClure of the Salvation Army in Rock Hill. "Last year at this time, we had two huge rooms full of food. Right now, we have a half of one of those rooms."
Nonperishable donations are needed, she said -- especially canned meats such as tuna fish, ravioli and SpaghettiOs.
The Salvation Army office at 119 S. Charlotte Ave. is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Other agencies that accept food are:
• Fort Mill Care Center, 513 Banks St., which is open Monday, then closed until Dec. 29. Call 803-547-7620.
• PATH, 204 Raile St., York. Call 803-684-3992.
• Pilgrims' Inn, 236 W. Main St., Rock Hill. Call 803-327-3430.
• Project Hope, Rock Hill. To make a food donation, call Bo Coleman at 803-329-1400.