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  December 2nd, 2022 | Written by

Maritime Partners Challenge Community to Fill Shipping Container with Toys

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SC Ports, ILA and Coalition 18 partnering on Holiday Toy Drive

South Carolina Ports, the International Longshoremen’s Association and Coalition 18 are teaming up to fill an entire 40-foot container with toys to make this holiday brighter for children in need.

Charleston’s maritime community is encouraging their workforces, local businesses and organizations, and area residents to donate toys for the Holiday Toy Drive.

They are challenging the Lowcountry to fill a shipping container at Wando Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant by Dec. 9. The donated toys will be distributed to foster children through the S.C. Department of Social Services.

How to contribute:

  • Purchase toys online through the Amazon Holiday Toy Drive Wish/Gift List. After selecting a toy and clicking “proceed to checkout,” select the following shipping address: “Toy Drive Mount Pleasant, SC – Deliver to this address.”
  • Bring unwrapped toys to SC Ports headquarters, which is located at 200 Ports Authority Drive in Mount Pleasant.

Donations are accepted until Dec. 9. Please help us fill a shipping container for South Carolina children!

About South Carolina Ports Authority
South Carolina Ports Authority, established by the state’s General Assembly in 1942, owns and operates public seaport and intermodal facilities in Charleston, Dillon, Georgetown and Greer. As an economic development engine for the state, Port operations facilitate 225,000 statewide jobs and generate nearly $63.4 billion in annual economic activity. SC Ports is soon to be home to the deepest harbor on the U.S. East Coast at 52 feet. SC Ports is an industry leader in delivering speed-to-market, seamless processes and flexibility to ensure reliable operations, big ship handling, efficient market reach and environmental responsibility.