By JOSH VOORHEES Staff writer Low-income families with children are invited to participate in this year's edition of the South Aiken Presbyterian Church Secret Santa. The church, which has organized the event for the past 21 years, will be accepting applications this Saturday and next Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The church is located at 1711 Whiskey Road. Applicants are asked to bring photo identification, proof of income and identification for each child in the household, including social security numbers. Families at the poverty line -- which is about $550 a person a month in income -- or below qualify for the program. Children between 1 and 12 years of age are eligible and are asked to submit a list with the application of up to three toys, with a limit of $30 a toy, that they would like to receive this Christmas. "Last year we had 355 families involving a little over 1,100 children in the program," said Frank Cunningham, an event organizer. "Those numbers were in line with past years, but we used to require applicants to be lower than poverty guidelines, so we might expect a few more this time around." After the application process is completed, organizers will then start soliciting companies and individuals to make donations to the program. "Our experience is sponsors usually wait until after Thanksgiving to register, but if they want to start earlier they are more than welcome to," Cunningham said. For more information about applications, donations or the program itself, call organizers at 649-7052 or visit www.southaiken.com/secretsanta. Contact Josh Voorhees at jvoorhees@aikenstandard.com.