WEST PALM BEACH, FL (Holiday 2020) - Palm Beach Outlets (PalmBeachOutlets.com) has partnered with Little Smiles to collect donations for the 11th Annual Little Smiles Holiday Toy Drive. Each year, Little Smiles provides nearly 10,000 toys to children in need throughout south Florida. Palm Beach Outlets will be a donation drop-off site from December 6 through December 20, 2020. Please bring new, unwrapped toys and gift cards to the collection bins at Polo Ralph Lauren, Jockey, OshKosh B’gosh or Carter’s. Virtual donations to purchase toys can be made at LittleSmilessfl.org.
“Our role in the community is more important now than ever before,” said Nicole Mercado, Executive Director of Little Smiles. “With the global health crisis and kids quarantined for months, we saw a huge increase in the number of families desperately needing help and we want them to know we will be there for them during the holidays and long after.”
Little Smiles’ goal for the 11th annual Toy Drive is to raise $250,000. Donations will still go towards buying gifts for children in need during the holidays but this year, donations will also benefit the 23 hospitals, shelters, and facilities that the nonprofit serves. Funds from the toy drive also go towards fulfilling individual family requests which has also seen a huge increase in demand. For the first time, Little Smiles Toy Drive will benefit local children in need year-round.
“Palm Beach Outlets is pleased to partner with Little Smiles to support this important holiday toy drive,” says Trina Holmsted, Marketing Director for Palm Beach Outlets. “The generosity of our community is so appreciated and will help bring smiles to the many families who need an extra bit of cheer this holiday season,” she adds.
Little Smiles is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization that helps caring professionals bring joy to children in tough situations. A wide range of caregivers help children of all ages who are facing devastating circumstances including terminal illness, abandonment, and other trauma. A $100 donation stuffs a stocking with presents and holidays treats for children, and a $150 donation helps produce a movie night. For more information, visit LittleSmilessfl.org.
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