PBC Children Are Counting On Our Generosity So Bring Toys To Holiday Breakfast

Leon Fooksman
Leadership Palm Beach County
November 30, 2016

Every toy counts!

 

At Friday’s Holiday Breakfast, we are asking all alumni and their guests to bring unwrapped toys or gift cards in support of LPBC’s holiday toy drive.

 

More specifically, there are 122 children in need of gift cards (from Walmart, Target, Publix, etc.), teen games, and/or younger children’s toys.

 

The toys we collect, as a group, will be given to five local charities for distribution to the children. The charities are: Edna J. Runner Tutorial Center, Quantum House, Milagro Center, Grandma’s Place, and Boys and Girls Club Teen Center.

 

What a great opportunity to brighten up the holidays for local children, right?

 

Our annual Holiday Breakfast brings together hundreds of alumni and their colleagues to talk, laugh, and simply catch up with old friends over coffee and breakfast in the beautiful ballroom of PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.

 

And since we’re a leadership organization committed to improving our community, we, of course, look for ways to give back. It’s what we do at LPBC.

 

Supporting the charities listed above is our call to action on Friday.

 

Too many children are struggling in Palm Beach County. Here’s one statistic that is hard to grasp: 63,660 children in Palm Beach County are food insecure, meaning they don't always know where their next meal will come from.

 

It’s probably safe to assume that many of those children won’t be getting many gifts this holiday season.

 

So this Friday, please bring toy action figures, dolls, board games, coloring books and markers, and many other toys (and gift cards, too) so we can bring smiles to the faces of children in need across our community.

 

It’s the right thing to do. It’s our call to action. 

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