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Aiken community gives over $8,000 to public schools through Community Christmas Card

Standard donates Community Christmas Card funds to Aiken schools

The Aiken Standard presented the Community Christmas Card donation check for $8,103 to Aiken County Public School District on Jan. 25 at the school board meeting. The money comes from donations from the public. The names of those who donated were in the Christmas Day issue of the newspaper. The funds go to assisting students with clothes, food, school supplies and other items. This year's donation is the highest amount collected since the start of the Community Christmas Card, said Mike Rosier, director of communications for ACPSD. Pictured, from left, are John Boyette, executive editor of the Aiken Standard, and King Laurence, superintendent of Aiken County Public Schools.

The Aiken Standard presented the Community Christmas Card donation check for $8,103 to Aiken County Public School District on Jan. 25 at the school board meeting.

The money comes from donations from Aiken Standard readers. The names of those who donated were in the Christmas Day issue of the newspaper.

This year's donation is the highest amount collected since the start of the Community Christmas Card, said Mike Rosier, director of communications for Aiken County Public School District.

The funds will go to assisting students with clothes, food, school supplies and other items.

"For the fifth year, we put out the call to readers of the Aiken Standard and The Star of North Augusta to contribute to an easily-accessible fund for educators," said Rhonda Overbey, publisher of the Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star. "We call it the Community Christmas Card to Aiken County Students. ... Thank you to the more than 400 individual donors who contributed ... You have donated a total of $27,899 to the Community Christmas Card fund since 2017."