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Substitutes for Santa

Held each December in partnership with SOS Care, Substitutes for Santa provides a magical Christmas experience for more than 100 local children in Horry County. The children are first taken to Fun Warehouse for games and pizza, then they are taken to Walmart to buy Christmas presents. Each child also is sent home with a bag of necessary household items.

Save the date for the 2024 event: Dec. 3, 2024

How to Volunteer

Volunteer spaces will open in Fall 2024 with select sponsorship levels receiving priority access to early registration. GSYP members will be notified via email when registration opens.

Volunteers must be age 18 or older, submit to a background check, and may choose to volunteer with a child, without a child or to shop for a child. Our greatest need area is volunteers paired with children.

2024 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Anderson Brothers BankFun Warehouse LogoGrand Strand Optimist Club

  • Pure Green Land Group
  • Capital Waste Services
  • Walmart

Santa’s Helper

South Atlantic Bank

  • Anchor Insurance

Elf’s Helper

United Bank

Kelly O'Brien State Farm

  • Meher Spiritual Center

Interested in being a sponsor? Sponsorship Opportunities are now available for the 2024 event.

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Sponsorship provides our investors the opportunity for recognition and publicity. For some events, sponsorship will also include tickets to the event, the opportunity to speak to attendees or to distribute promotional items. Check out the Investment and Sponsorship Program and stretch your marketing budget. 

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