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VOL. 25 NO. 1                                                                                JANUARY 2023

       Hibiscus Children’s Center Presents

       ‘Viva Las Vegas Casino Night’ To Benefit Children

       By Tracy Savoia
         Hibiscus Children’s Center hosted the “Viva Las
       Vegas Casino Night” on Nov. 18 at Mariner Sands
       Country Club in Stuart. This lovely affair featured
       incredible raffle prizes and a gourmet dinner
       followed by guests dancing the night away to the
       sounds of D.J. Brian Lemen. All proceeds directly
       benefit the abused, abandoned and neglected
       children living at the Hibiscus Shelter in Jensen
       Beach and will enhance their lives and help them
       heal through educational, medical and professional
       therapeutic services.

       Hibiscus Children’s Center on page 3   Deb Kessler, Dan Braden and Joan Damson           Arthur and Marylin Levitt     Charles McIntyre and Joyce Court
       With A Tropical Twist, Pinot & Picasso A Hit

       By Jackie Holfelder
         Helping People Succeed offered a casually
       elegant “With a Tropical Twist” vibe at this year’s
       Pinot & Picasso fundraiser, which was happily
       embraced by the close to 200 attendees.
         Guests were welcomed to Harbour Ridge Yacht
       & Country Club with a delectable signature drink
       and the lively music of the Gratitude Steel Drum
       Band as they mingled with the 2023 Art for Living
       Calendar artists. As they entered, Bill “Boz” Bosley
       performed tropical favorites – and in a first for Pinot
       & Picasso – offered after-dinner dancing.
         Jenny Yingling, governing Board of Directors
       member, offered a warm welcome and introduced
       emcee Rob Lord.

       With A Tropical Twist on page 5           Julia Kelly                      Ralph Davino, Marlene Filer, Nadine and Bob Gensius, Dee and Nick Blount and Wayne Klick
       Christmas Came Early To Kids Of Big Brothers

       Big Sisters In Palm Beach And Martin Counties

      Macy’s Created A Magical Experience For                                     breakfast, where they wrote letters to Santa, put them into Macy’s mailbox, made arts and crafts,
                                                                                  and everyone was a kid again as they played with toys from the Toys “R” Us in-store shop.
      Over 100 Local Kids                                                           The kids went on a shopping spree to find gifts for their families and were able to wrap them in
                                                                                  the store. As a thank you, Macy’s was presented with a special thank you plaque signed by the kids,
        Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Palm Beach and Martin                  families, and mentors. In November, Macy’s launched a multi-year partnership with Big Brothers
      Counties, in partnership with Macy’s, held a private holiday                Big Sisters of America to serve young people through the power of mentorship, creating a path
      experience in early December with over 100  kids across Macy’s              for future success and impact that lasts a lifetime. Through its social purpose platform, Mission
      locations in Palm Beach and Martin counties.                                Every One, Macy’s has committed to creating brighter futures through bold representation for all.
        What began 13 years ago in Macy’s at Treasure Coast
      Square Mall with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Palm Beach
      and Martin Counties has now become the catalyst for a
      statewide event in 22 stores.
        A holiday tradition like no other, BBBS kids were invited
      to a Macy’s store from Boca Raton, Wellington, Palm Beach
      Gardens, Boynton Beach, and Jensen Beach to participate in a
      magical morning with their families or Big Brother/Big Sister.
      Kids received a Santa hat, a holiday goody bag, and a $50 gift
      card to shop before the store opened to the public. Next, they had   Little sister, Jasmeena Zinati

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