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MARTIN COUNTY -- The holidays were a little brighter for less fortunate families and their children this past year thanks to the Palm Cove Women's Club.
In an effort to support the White Doves Holiday Project, a community-wide initiative of United Way of Martin County's Martin Volunteers program that brings Christmas to less fortunate residents, the Palm Cove Women's Club organized a benefit dinner and auction that netted $10,578, the largest single contribution to White Doves.
This year's successful event was made possible thanks to the dedication of Teri Weiss, Jean Denney, Sue Borton, Marilyn Hass, Leticia Piazza, Sue Ericson, Gayle Bucolo, Pat McCluskey and Carol Kucharski.
"We are thrilled with the success of another lovely event hosted by the Palm Cove Women's Club," said Carol Hodnett, director of Martin Volunteers. "Not only are they a major funder, but they have also become involved by volunteering their time at the warehouse, helping to count, sort and display the toys for distribution to the economically disadvantaged families during the holiday."
In all, White Doves was able to help 1,206 families with 2,790 children through food donations from the community via the Boy Scout's annual Scouting for Food drive and toys collected via the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.
For more information or to make a donation, visit Stuart-fl.toysfortots.org, MartinVolunteers.org, or call (772) 220-4472 for more information.