Friends -- new and old -- smiled, hugged and talked as they sipped coffee at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.
It was the start of LPBC’s Annual Breakfast on Dec. 4, and already the tables at the entrance were filling with toys. Stacks of toys pilled high were intended for disadvantaged children from all parts of Palm Beach County.
The Annual Breakfast brings together hundreds of alumni and their colleagues to enjoy a fun breakfast, engage with each other, and help Palm Beach County children in need.
There are, indeed, many needs for local children. One fact: 63,660 children in Palm Beach County are food insecure, meaning they don't always know where their next meal will come from.
So, as our alumni gathered to be with each other, they also came together to help put smiles on the faces of many young children and teens. The toys they donated were bound for four nonprofits that assist children: Edna J. Runner Tutorial Center, Quantum House, Milagro Center, and Grandma’s Place.
By the time the event ended, the tables were stacked even higher with action figures, dolls, board games, coloring books and markers, and many other toys. In all, more than 100 toys were collected.
Those tables represented what LPBC is all about: gathering leaders from numerous sectors to create positive change in our community.
Thank you to all who came to support what we strive to achieve.
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