Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon led her employees in the office’s annual Angel Tree program this holiday season, donating hundreds of items to help homeless clients of the Lord’s Place.
Through the Angel Tree Program, employees take an angel from a tree in the tax collector’s office on which an item needed to assist the Lord’s Place clients is written. The employees then purchased the items and placed them under the tree.
Gannon and Bryan Hyland of the tax collector’s office delivered the items to the Lord’s Place. The items that were donated as part of the Angel Tree program included gift cards to Target and JCPenney as well as cleaning products, paper towels, napkins, laundry detergent and other household items.
The Lord’s Place CEO Diana Stanley thanked Gannon and her employees for their generous donations.
“It is especially helpful to receive these much-needed household items that our clients would otherwise find it hard to afford,” Stanley said. “We are so grateful for the generosity and giving spirit of the employees of the tax collector’s office. They are making a real difference in the lives of those seeking to end their homelessness in Palm Beach County.”
For more information about Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office, visit www.taxcollectorpbc.com or call (561) 355-2264. For more information about the Lord’s Place, visit www.thelordsplace.org or call (561) 494-0125.
Above: Charisse Van Biesen, Tax Collector Anne Gannon, Dennis Freeman, Sean Davis and Bryan Hyland with the donated items.