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VOL. 24 NO. 12                                                                              DECEMBER 2022

       Hundreds Of Volunteers Pack

       Thousands Of Holiday Meal Boxes At Pack The House

      More Opportunities Available
      To Help The One In Four

      Struggling To Make Ends Meet

        Hundreds of volunteers packed 15,000 holiday meal boxes
      as part of Treasure Coast Food Bank’s Eighth Annual Pack the
      House, a kickoff to the holiday season. The event took place
      Oct. 28 and 29. More than 500 volunteers worked in three-hour
      shifts to fill boxes with holiday fixings for people struggling to
      make ends meet.
        Treasure Coast Food Bank Board member Mark Satterlee
      welcomed guests and dignitaries to the kickoff ceremony Friday
      morning, sharing that Treasure Coast Food Bank helps anyone
      facing economic hardship.                           Janie Toney and Public Works Director Milton Leggett,
        “As deputy county administrator, one of my focuses is economic   City of Stuart                    Diana Sprigs and Robin Dorsmeister
      development and I’m proud to work with the food bank on all the
      things that they do,” Satterlee said. “Besides packing and distributing food, they’re also providing     Several community partners supported Pack the House. Walmart supply chain was this
      career opportunities including culinary, hospitality, and barista training. They also offer commercial   year’s ceremonial sponsor. Supporting sponsors were Cleveland Clinic Martin Health,
      driver license training, so not only does the food bank provide emergency food but it offers job   iTHINK Financial, and TD Bank.
      training. So again, I want to welcome you here this morning. It’s a great event to prepare for the
      holidays. We really appreciate you all being here early this morning, and welcome. Let’s go!”  Hundreds Of Volunteers on page 3
      Horse Show Fundraiser                                                        Fundraiser To Benefit

      Benefiting Friends In Pink                                                   Family Promise

         Riders from all over South Florida came together at Tailwind Trails in Palm City,
       in Pink. Friends in Pink is a local nonprofit company whose mission is to provide  Was A Bed Of Roses
       Fla., on Oct. 22 for the second annual “Ride for a Reason” to raise money for Friends

       funding for lifesaving treatment for uninsured and underinsured men and women of the
       Treasure Coast suffering from breast cancer. Events included jumping and flat classes   By Jackie Holfelder
                                                                                     The sky was brilliant blue and the enthusiasm was infectious at the Third Annual
                                                                                   Family Promise of Martin County Bed Races that took place on Oct. 22 at First
                                                                                   United Methodist Church of Stuart.
                                                                                     The 12 imaginative and creative beds that were entered started lining up well
                                                                                   before the event’s 10 a.m. start time and there were plenty of spectators and supporters
                                                                                   on hand to cheer their efforts.
                                                                                     The businesses, nonprofits and organizations entering beds included First United
                                                                                   Methodist Church of Stuart, Immanuel Lutheran Church, First United Methodist
                                                                                   Church of Hobe Sound, Reverse the Door, Helping People Succeed, Prince of Peace
                                                                                   Lutheran Church, Stuart Congregational Church/For The Love of Learning Private
                                                                                   School, Unity Church, Hobe Sound Early Learning Center, Everyday Mission,
                                                                                   Renntech Motorsports and The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast.

       Horse Show Fundraiser on page 3

                                                                                   Teams from Hobe Sound Early Learning Center and Renntech Motorsports.
                                                                                                                                   Photo by DeVine Portraits

                                                                                   Fundraiser To Benefit Family Promise on page 4
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