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PRC Community Care collects thousands of new toys for needy families

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Photos by Geo Bustamante

For the third year in a row, Santa left his reindeer home and flew on a private jet to kick off this holiday season.  He arrived at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport for a massive ‘gift-wrapping’ party via a luxury Lear Jet.  PRC Community Care, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant and Hop-A-Jet Worldwide Jet Charter enlisted their combined 7,000+ local employees to donate quality toys for the Junior Welfare Society’s annual Toyland program benefiting local children’s charities.  In one of Hop-A-Jet’s 20,000 square foot hangars, employees and children helped wrap hundreds of toys for Santa to pick-up.

Santa_plane_geo_010The Junior Welfare Society of Broward County is a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization celebrating over 50 years of improving the quality of life for Broward Country residents.  The children’s charities that will benefit from Santa’s visit are the Broward County School District, the Gunzerberger Daycare Center in Carver Ranches, Pace Center for Girls in Wilton Manors, and the T.I.L. Centers for transitional foster youth.  “For the third year these local companies are going to brighten up the holidays for so many families.  We expect to collect over 2,000 toys this year and overjoyed by such generosity,” said Junior Welfare Society President Cindy Cast.

PRC developed PRC Community Care to better support and impact the local communities where the company has a presence.  “We support many charitable organizations throughout the United States but we are continually impressed with the Junior Welfare Society,” said Alicia Miyares, PRC’s Vice President of Marketing & Communications.

PRC annually collects a huge number of toys for the Junior Welfare Society and other non profit groups.   “Although Santa came early to pick-up our first collection of toys here in south Florida, today’s effort will be replicated through the holidays in all of our centers across the United States,” said PRC Communications Manager David Wylie.  According to Wylie, who coordinates the annual toy drive, over 10,000 new toys are expected to be donated to local organizations and charities by PRC employees during this year’s giving initiative.

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