Christmas For All 

Published 11:31 am Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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LANDRUM- Landrum High School (LHS) JROTC instructor, Paul Schulman, attended the monthly Landrum Area Business Association (LABA) meeting on Tuesday morning to discuss the purpose and need for Christmas For All. 


Christmas For All is an annual event created six years ago as a way to give back. It is to help the students at LHS and those in the community in need at Christmas time. He shared that he noticed many of his students were not as fortunate as some. Students began opening up to Schulman about their lives and what they have gone through and this sparked the inspiration to begin Christmas For All. 

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As the event has grown larger year after year, Schulman has received help from some large businesses. He mentioned Amazon is a huge sponsor for the event. So far, he has already picked up seven pallets of toys with several more to be picked up. 


Schulman shared that the biggest issue they face is getting items for the teenagers. He said that is one of their main needs this year. 


The event began as a school wide event but has now become district wide, supporting all eleven schools. The school district helps receive items and lets those in need assistance that help is available. Local churches have also become involved by giving donations towards the event and volunteering. 


The LABA presented Schulman with a check to go towards purchasing items for children. This is the season of giving and Landrum knows that very well. 


The Christmas For All event will be held this Saturday, December 7 in the LHS gymnasium from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Families are encouraged to sign up with their schools or you can call Crystal Edwards at Inman Intermediate school at 864-472-1510 for more information and registration. 


If people are unable to register before the event, they are asked to come from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.


Schulman also invited the community to come out and see the event for themselves. He and many of the LABA audience agreed it truly is a magical occasion and is such an amazing event to be apart of. This year there are volunteers from each of the schools in district one, JROTC members and many more. 

By Carson Parnell