Wellington Community Foundation Wraps More Than 270 Christmas Gifts

WCF volunteers (L-R) Dr. Gordon Johnson, Maggie Zeller, Mickey and Lizz Smith, Tom Wenhan, Mark Candreva, Hope Barron, Maureen Gross, Lety Calaza and Barry Manning with gift bags.

Many underprivileged Wellington children will receive a gift package filled with new sneakers, socks, underwear and an age-appropriate toy this Christmas season thanks to the generous donations of the many supporters of the Wellington Community Foundation.

The foundation worked directly with Beverly Perham and the team at the local nonprofit Back To Basics to identify children participating in the Angel Tree Program, which provides basic necessities for children in need. For many of these children, it may be the only gifts they will receive for Christmas. This project is directly in line with the Wellington Community Foundation’s mission to serve children, seniors and veterans in need.

After Wellington Community Foundation board members Maggie Zeller and Hope Barron did hours of shopping, the foundation held a gift-wrapping party at center court in the original Wellington Mall on Friday, Nov. 30 to wrap more than 270 gifts in preparation for the foundation’s visit to local schools to deliver the packages in time for Christmas.

“We are committed to benefiting the residents by supporting and improving their quality of life,” WCF Chair Tom Wenham said. “It is an honor to work with a team that is so dedicated to serve our most vulnerable neighbors: our children, seniors and veterans of Wellington.”

This is the third-consecutive year that the foundation has participated with Back to Basics and the Angel Tree Program.

The Wellington Community Foundation is a charitable organization committed to “building a stronger community” for the residents of Wellington by supporting and improving their quality of life.

For more information on how you can get involved, call (561) 333-9843 or visit www.wellingtoncommunityfoundation.org.