Sandhill Cove Retirement Living Holds HCC Gift Drive-Thru
By Jackie Holfelder
The only thing missing was freshly-fallen snow at the Holiday Gift Drive-Thru that the residents and staff of Sandhill Cove Retirement Living held for Hibiscus Children’s Center (HCC).
More than 200 prospective residents drove up the majestic entrance to the resort-style senior living community in Palm City, stopping along the way at the Cocoa Stand, the Lunch Stop and the Pie Shop.
The piece-de-resistance was a beautiful sleigh, into which the attendees placed gaily-wrapped toys for the youngsters who are served by the Center.
The mission of HCC (a 501(c)(3) organization) is to maintain a safe shelter for children who are abused, abandoned and neglected by providing prevention, early intervention, and advocacy in quality residential, assessment and recovery programs.
Since 1985, it has provided more than 3,000 abused, abandoned and neglected children have received life changing services and 400,000 nights of safety.
The residents and staff of Sandhill Cove Retirement Living have a tradition of supporting local nonprofit organizations. In the past, they have held events that benefited and/or sponsored Helping People Succeed, Caring Children Clothing Children, Garden Club of Stuart and Tykes & Teens.
Sam Topping, Director of Plant Operations and Shawn Perrigo, Executive Director
Sandhill Cove residents Grace Nola and Sherry Corbett with donated gifts for Hibiscus Center
Jonathan Resenviz and Ashley Abaunza of the serving staff and resident Pat Morgan at the Lunch Stop
Volunteers Darcy and Russ Reaver a.k.a. Santa and Mrs. Claus
Residents Joy Funston and Grace Nola with Andi Brennan, Hibiscus Children’s Center Guild member
Maria Hernandez and Bianca Hamilton of the serving staff, David Adler, Lead Server and Michele Davidson, Resident Service Director at Water’s Edge Health and Rehabilitation man the Cocoa Stand
Adriana Martinez of the Marketing Department, Jill Burton, Marketing Director and resident Terry McCall welcomed arriving guests