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The Country Santa Program collects toys for needy children across the upstate of South Carolina. 

Since 1978, Mr. Buddy Cox of Pumpkintown, SC has helped needy children in the foothills of South Carolina at Christmas. He is affectionately known as the "COUNTRY SANTA".


Country Santa will start bagging for 2017 on Nov. 27


Last Year Stats

Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the Country Santa program this year.  This what you did:

  • Bagged and delivered to over 1160 families or approximate 2850 kids.
  • Bagged over 1760 bags of toys
  • 200 Boxes of Food
  • 450+ Bicycles
  • Helped children in Pickens, Oconee, Greenville, Spartanburg, Laurens, Anderson with focus mainly of Pickens and Oconee counties


Buddy Cox (The Country Santa)

"Share A Smile With A Child"
by donating to the COUNTRY SANTA Program. We accept ONLY new unwrapped toys and monetary donations year around.

Over the past several years, the Country Santa Programs has been on the Sec. of State Angels List.  To be on this list, you must devote 80% to of its total expenses to the program services. In 2015, Country Santa Program devoted 99% to its program.

112 Reece Lane (physical address)
P.O. Box 856  (
mailing address)
Pickens, SC  29671
Phone: (864) 898-4422


Last modified on: 11/06/2017 .
This page created and maintained by Bob Spalding Chief Elf