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Hibiscus Children’s Center Martin County Guild Wins “Outstanding Group Award”

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Hibiscus Children's Center is excited to announce that the Martin County Guild received the "Outstanding Group Award" at the 2019 AFP National Philanthropy Day Awards Reception. 

The Martin County Guild of the Hibiscus Children's Center met for the very first time on  Nov. 18, 1992 ... and 27 years later, the Guild is still going strong and helping to change the lives of abused children every day at the Hibiscus Shelter in Jensen Beach.

This dynamic group of volunteers has directly raised over $11 million since its inception through community fundraising events to support Hibiscus Children’s Center programs and services for abused children.  Annually, the Martin County Guild raises almost 30% of Hibiscus Children’s Center’s fundraising budget including contributions and in-kind donations.  The Martin County Guild plans some of the community's best events and fundraisers through the support of very generous individuals, businesses, local groups and supporters who all directly help Hibiscus to provide life-changing services for abused children who have suffered severe trauma and abuse.

The result of the Guild’s heartfelt philanthropic spirit can be witnessed on a daily basis at our children’s home, the Tilton Family Children’s Shelter in Jensen Beach, where 36 abused, abandoned and neglected children find safety, nurturing, love and healing, every day.  The children also receive educational and literacy services, medical and dental services, and mental health counseling to help them recover from trauma.

Thank you to our wonderful Martin County Guild for all of your hard work and support and for continuing to change lives through your unwavering volunteerism and love for the children.

For more information about Hibiscus Children's Center's services and how you can get involved, please visit us at


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Photos (staff photos):

  1. (L) Pat Garrett, Guild President, and (R) Carol Holth, Guild Vice President, accepted the Outstanding Group Award on behalf of the entire Martin County Guild, they were joined by Lori Swift, Hibiscus Director of Special Events.

  2. 2019/20 Martin County Guild Officers are: (L-R) Pat Garrett - President, Carol Holth - Vice President, Kate Mikkelson - Secretary and Judie Wolfe - Treasurer.


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