Connections Education Center Families Get Gifts And Food From Santa And His Elves

Principal Debra Johnson, parent and Board Member Orlando Ortiz playing Santa, his wife Aura Ortiz and their daughter, student Natalie Ortiz.

Connections Education Center of the Palm Beaches, in coordination with Spirit of Giving and Feeding South Florida, spread some holiday joy for school students and families on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Students from the Connections Education Center received a holiday gift, and each family received a turkey and two-weeks’ worth of food. Families drove through at Connections to receive their gifts from Santa and his elves.

The Connections Education Center of the Palm Beaches is a Palm Beach County charter school serving students on the autism spectrum.

Connections is a Title I school with about 91 percent of its students at or below the poverty line. At this challenging time of COVID-19, this special gift gives these families a little hope and holiday joy.

To learn more about Connections Education Center of the Palm Beaches, call (561) 328.6044 or visit