Take some time to reflect on reason for season


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.

Bring a pair of socks, pajamas or underwear for a child to be donated to the Children's Attention Home.

For others

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.