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Local businesses make holidays a bit brighter through Childcare Resources wish list program

Updated: Jan 25, 2023

Through the generosity of local donors, Childcare Resources students are sure to have a bright holiday season.

Three women stand in front of a wreath.
Members of the Childcare Resources Program Committee, including (L – R) Claudia McNulty, Carol Buhl, and Sherry Waddell, collect and organize the gifts.

Childcare Resources provides families throughout the community with high-quality early education at an affordable cost. The holiday season, with all of its added expenses, presents a financial challenge for many of these families.

“My husband unexpectedly lost his job,” shared one parent. “He was lucky enough to acquire a new one immediately, but the transition put us in tight circumstances.”

A collection of holiday gifts, including bikes and dolls.
Gifts, generously donated by local businesses and organizations, make the holidays brighter for Childcare Resources students.

To help with this challenge, the Childcare Resources Program Committee works with local businesses and organizations to provide enrolled students with their favorite developmentally appropriate toys and books through the holiday wish list program. Donors include Community Condominium Services, Inc. at John’s Island, First Service Residential, The Community Church of Vero Beach, the Law Offices of Jennifer D. Peshke, Treasure Coast Pilot Club, Riomar Country Club, Bent Pine Golf Club, PNC Private Bank, and Vero Beach Country Club Ladies Golf members.

“The wish list is my favorite project to organize with the members at Riomar each year,” said Denise Forgione, Clubhouse Manager at Riomar Country Club.

A woman stands, holding the handlebars of a child's red bike.
Victoria was gifted a bicycle for her son.

Throughout December, the Childcare Resources Program Committee collects the donated gifts and brings them to the Childcare Resources office. After a day of sorting, the gifts are distributed to program families ahead of the holiday break.

“The world is brighter and needs more loving people like you,” said one grateful parent. “We are blessed to be part of this great community.”


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