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Brunswick County Social Services distributes 3,100 Christmas gifts to local children and adults thanks to generous community donations


Brunswick County Social Services distributes 3,100 Christmas gifts to local children and adults thanks to generous community donations


BOLIVIA, N.C. – Brunswick County Social Services is sharing a big thank you to residents and organizations that donated a combined 3,100 gifts for local children and adults through the department’s 2022 Angel Tree initiative.

“Every year we are overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of our community members,” Social Services Director Cathy Lytch said. “We are so thankful for the support and want donators to know they truly make the holiday bright for so many people in our county.”

This year, gifts were distributed to 493 children and 49 adults who are served in some way by Brunswick County Social Services. This year’s donations included 65 bicycles and 6 tricycles.

Staff work to collect wish lists for each individual, which are then created into a tag placed on Angel Trees at the Walmarts in Shallotte, Southport, and Leland. Members of the public are invited to visit one of these Walmart locations to select a wish list, which they must fulfill by a certain date each December.

All Angel Tree gifts must be tagged before they are dropped off at either the participating Walmarts or the Brunswick County Social Services building in Bolivia during regular business hours. Brunswick County staff deliver the gifts to the children’s families or adult recipients during regularly scheduled rounds.

Brunswick County Social Services thanks our Walmart partners in Shallotte, Southport, and Leland for their continued support of the Angel Tree initiative.

The department also thanks the following organizations that either fulfilled multiple Angel Tree gift requests, contacted families directly to offer Christmas assistance or collected toys for Brunswick County Social Services:

  • Duke Energy
  • Lions Club of Southport
  • Rebel Soul Yoga of Southport
  • Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • River Sea Plantation
  • Brunswick Plantation’s Be an Angel program
  • 828 Church
  • Adventure Kayak Company
  • Cambridge Crossing
  • Mary Missionary Baptist Church of Winnabow
  • Generations Church of Southport
  • Never Ever Boards
  • WAVES4Kids for hosting the annual Holiday Party for children in foster care

Individuals with questions about the Angel Tree initiative or other ways to support Brunswick County Social Services are encouraged to reach out at 910.253.2384 or email


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