Santa’s Little Helpers-FAQ





Q:  How Can You Help This Year’s Drive?

A:  Give non-perishable food items, or toy donations at the locations listed below.



  • Canned Meats (including canned Tuna and Salmon)

  • Peanut Butter

  • Jelly (no glass please)

  • Canned or Dry Soups (including Stews and Chili)

  • Tea or Coffee (ground no beans)

  • Canned Pasta (ex: Spaghetti “O’s”)

  • Canned Vegetables

  • Canned Fruit 

  • Hot and Cold Cereals

  • Rice

  • Cake Mixes

  • Pancake Mix

  • Syrup

  • Powdered Milk

  • Packaged Pasta (Macaroni & Cheese, etc.)

  • Juice Boxes

  • Canned Juices

  • Canned Beans

  • Spam

  • Canned Gravy

  • Granulated Sugar

  • Baby Food & Cereal (glass jars accepted)

  • Baby Formula (Enfamil/Similac)

  • Granola Bars

  • Cereal Bars

    *all donations are tax deductable



Q: What type of toys are being collected?

A: Unwrapped, unused toys, games, bicycles, video games, board games, puzzles, etc.


Here are a few other suggestions:

  • Books (fiction & nonfiction)

  • Card Games

  • Sports Equipment

  • Art, Jewelry, Nail and Craft Kits

  • Science Kits

  • Building Sets and Legos

  • Remote Control Cars

  • Action Figures and Transformers

  • Bikes and Helmets

  • Skateboards

  • Play-Dough Kits

  • Crayons with Coloring Books

  • Art and Craft Kits

  • Play Food or Kitchen Sets

  • Doll House Toys

  • Baby Dolls

  • Barbie

  • Train Sets

  • Mr. Potato Head

  • Toy Trucks and Cars

    *all donations are tax deductable



Q:  Are monetary donations accepted?

A: Yes, you may make a donation by check, cash, credit or debit card, through the First United Methodist Church of Lucedale.


a)  Visit or call, Marilyn Massey, Church Secretary, in the Main Church Office.

Open 8a – 4p, Monday – Thursday

at:  5101 Main St, Lucedale, MS 39452. 

P: 601-947-8132


b) by mailing your check to:

Santa’s Little Helper’s

c/o The First United Methodist Church

P.O. Box 84

Lucedale, MS 39452

*Please note SANTA’S LITTLE HELPERS in the memo line

*Checks sent by mail must be received no later than December 21st, 2022

*all donations are tax deductable




Q:  Where will my donation(s) be used or sent?

A:  ALL Non-Perishable Food Item donations will help the First United Methodist Church of Lucedale’s Food Pantry, which operates Tuesday Mornings from 9a-11a, serving an average of 50-105 local families. 

And Toy donations will be distributed through various charities, including ANGEL TREE, which support families associated with The First United Methodist Church. 

*all donations are tax deductable



Q: Do you acceptance bulk donations?

A: Absolutely!  The community need is enormous. So please help to give large amounts, when possible. 

**We suggest to help accomplish large or bulk donations by getting as many people involved as possible.

Ask each member of the Family to help, recruit Community Groups and Business’ , or fellow co-workers and friends to give money.

When each individual gives, and combines with others doing the same, the size and amount of the group donation grows, and is more affordable for everyone.

Which just makes the total donation bigger and better.

*all donations are tax deductable



SANTA’S LITTLE HELPERS  isl about spreading the Joy of Christmas, to as many people as we can, and every little bit helps.


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