To help bring holiday cheer to the children of the Palm Beaches, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County and GL Homes launched a holiday gift drive to collect toys and gifts for teens to distribute to members at 17 Boys & Girls Clubs across the county. The gift drive kicked off on November 1, and will run until December 10. The collected gifts will be distributed at the clubs’ holiday parties.
“As the recovery from the pandemic continues, it’s important to hold onto our traditions and help the children that need us most,” said Sarah Alsofrom, GL Homes senior director of community relations. “GL Homes is proud to be the title sponsor of the holiday gift drive for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County because our goal is to allow all children to celebrate this magical time of the year. After a year of sacrifices, we hope all children can focus on the joy of childhood and enjoy the festivities.”
This year, the GL Homes and Boys & Girls Club Holiday Gift Drive will have dozens of in-person drop-off sites with community partners. Gift-givers can also choose to participate virtually by visiting the Clubs’ online wish list and purchasing items that will be shipped directly to the Clubs. For a list of drop-off sites and the online wish list, click here.
Due to nationwide shortages of toys, widespread supply chain disruptions, and labor shortages, those considering donating a gift are encouraged to make their donations early. National retailers already expect shortages and recommend that gift buying be done before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.