| December 22, 2016
United Against Poverty donated children’s books and dictionaries to the St. Lucie Firefighters “Christmas 4 Kids” outreach, helping to bring Christmas merriment to children from low income households.
“We reach out to low-income families, like those the UP Center serves at its site on Orange Avenue. Our seasonal toy drive is in its ninth year and brings new toys and gently used clothing to children aged 1-15 years old,” remarked Captain David French. Last year firefighters from Station 4 on Industrial 33rd Street collected and distributed over 1,000 toys to mobile home communities in northern St. Lucie County.
“The UP Center is pleased to assist in this happy event,” shared Bonnie Flint. “We work hard to restore hope and dignity to families struggling to make ends meet and we know the holidays can be particularly challenging.”
United Against Poverty is a 10-year-old locally run nonprofit seeking to empower people and Lift Lives up from poverty by offering crisis care, a member share grocery program, and a host of services and referrals. For more information call 772.468.8543 or Visit our Website.