If you have any questions that are not answered in the below FAQs, please contact us or call Santa at (678) 296-9639.

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Who are the Charleston Elves

We are a group of volunteers within the Charleston community who are committed to giving needy children a special Christmas.

How do I sponsor a child and become a Charleston Elf?

Browse our list of deserving kids and choose the child you want to sponsor. Provide the required information and then follow the steps required to sponsor a child. Learn more about how it works.

What are an Elf's responsibilities?

Sponsor a child's Christmas and attend the gift wrapping party or drop the unwrapped gifts off at one of the designated drop-off locations.

What is Courageous Kidz?

Courageous Kidz is a community that strives to be a Safe Haven for Kids with Cancer. We understand that cancer is so much more than a disease. We believe that the child has the disease, the family has the cancer. The doctors are there to treat the disease. We're here to treat everything else. At Courageous Kidz, our children find a family where everyone understands their problems, where no one ask questions, where they can be wonderfully normal. For more information, visit courageouskidz.org.

How are the children selected for sponsorship?

The children are cancer patients or sibilings of cancer patients and are part of the Courageous Kidz organization. The children were also selected because of their family financial situation.

How are gifts delivered to the children?

After the gift wrapping party, a few volunteers will deliver the gifts to the Courageous Kidz. if you are interested in joining us for the delivery of gifts, please email Greg Pressley (greg.pressley@argano.com)

Can I help deliver gifts to the Couragous Kidz?

Yes please emai Santa at greg.pressley@argano.com if you are interested.

Can I sponsor with a friend?

Yes, if you feel you need help sponsoring your child and know another person that would like to help, you are an Elf now! You can deputize a fellow Elf! Feel the power?

When and where is the gift wrapping party?

Red Drum Restaurant

803 Coleman Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464


Saturday, December 16th, 1–3pm EST

How much should I spend on a child's Christmas?

It is up to each individual Elf to decide how many gifts to give and how much to spend. Please know when you choose to sponsor a child, you are choosing to sponsor that child's entire Christmas.

What if I can't attend the gift wrapping party but still want to become an Elf?

If an elf cannot attend the gift wrapping party, please drop your gifts off at one of the following locations by Friday, December 15th at noon. Be sure to label the gifts with your name and the first and last name of the child you sponsored.

Drop-off Locations:

Mount Pleasant

Skipper Law Firm LLC

613 Belle Hall Parkway

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Daniel Island


115 River Landing Drive

Charleston, SC 29492

(800) 814-7705

Can I make a financial contribution instead?

Yes, please visit the Donate page to make a monetary contribution. 100% of all donations goes directly to a family in need.

How are donations used?

100% of all donations collected go directly to purchasing gifts for a deserving child in need through Courageous Kidz.