In the spirit of the season, residents are invited to join the Village of Wellington, along with community partners the Wellington InterFaith Council, the Christopher Aguirre Foundation, the Mall at Wellington Green, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Don Chepo’s Taco Shop, Oli’s Fashion Cuisine, Wellington Regional Medical Center, Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for the 10th annual Hometown Holiday Toy Drive.
“The holidays are about giving and helping those in need,” Mayor Anne Gerwig said. “Our residents have always been generous in assisting those less fortunate and ensuring that every child has a magical holiday. Your participation again this year is greatly appreciated as we celebrate this holiday season.”
In addition to toy donations, the village is also looking to provide basic necessities such as socks and underwear for children of all ages.
Community members are encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys by Tuesday, Dec. 18 to any of the following locations: the Wellington Municipal Complex at 12300 W. Forest Hill Blvd., the Community Services Office at 1092 Wellington Trace, Village Park at 11700 Pierson Road, the Lake Wellington Professional Centre at 12133 Ken Adams Way, Ultima Fitness at 12799 W. Forest Hill Blvd. and all fire-rescue stations in Wellington.
Monetary donations are also accepted and are tax-deductible. Contact Senior Programs Coordinator Morgan Cintron at (561) 791-4102 for more information.
Residents looking for assistance can contact Wellington’s Community Services Office at (561) 753-2476 or their local house of worship.