Seven PERs from the Brandon Lodge PER Association picked up 110 toys from the Walgreens Christmas toy drive valued at approximately $900, which is a fantastic result for this initial year. Sandy Parlett, President of Kennedy Cares Tampa Bay, had requests from over 200 families in need to fill their children’s Christmas wishes, but this year, the organization’s shelves were low with only 50 toys. It was perfect timing when Brandon Lodge reached out to partner with them, and together they helped these families provide Christmas magic for their children. Kennedy Cares Tampa Bay is a 100% volunteer organization whose mission is to provide short-term assistance to individuals and families experiencing financial hardships by offering support with food, formula, clothing and basic household needs.
George Thomas of Brandon’s PER Association is pictured with a manager of Walgreens as he picks up toys to donate to Kennedy Cares Tampa Bay.