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Hope Lives Hosts Holiday Magic to Benefit Local Children and Families

Article by Chris Robertson and photos by MaryAnn Ketcham

Hope Lives Foundation hosted Holiday Magic on December 18, 2020, at The Barn on Oleander. The once a year prestigious gala proceeds raised during the evening went directly to help local children and families on the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee County.

“Holiday Magic is a signature event in the community that gives back so much to our children and families,” said Chris Robertson, Executive Director of Hope Lives Foundation. “We were are lucky to have such a wonderful partnership with The Barn on Oleander and all of our great sponsors. Their kind hearts and philanthropic efforts allowed us to continue this magical event.”

Holiday Magic was sponsored by CenterState Bank, Florida Blue, Integ-Crete, Denise LeClair-Robbins, Synergy School of Tomorrow, and DiBartolomeo, McBee, Hartley & Barnes. The event featured a Silent auction, live auction, and so much more.  The live auction once again featured our one of a kind destination trips, Lottery baskets, and a one of a kind Christmas Toilet Paper Tree.

“The community came together to make this event a success, with great food prepared by the chef at Bonner Bar Catering, all of the silent auction items were donated by the great people of our community,” continued Robertson. “Many of our families struggle around the holiday season, and our wonderful donors continue to be the unsung Heroes for these children and families by giving them a truly wonderful holiday.”

Hope Lives Foundation supports and strengthens community organizations that serve children and families on the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee County. If you would like more information or would like to donate, please contact Chris Robertson at 772-465-6777 or email at


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