The Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) collected more than 500 toys for local families in need this holiday season during its first JTHS Young Professionals Network Toy Drive on December 15.
JUPITER, FLA. — The Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) collected more than 500 toys for local families in need this holiday season during its first JTHS Young Professionals Network Toy Drive on December 15.
JTHS partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, which collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes them to less fortunate children in the community. Nineteen participating businesses in Palm Beach and Martin counties filled more than 14 JTHS Toys for Tots donation boxes. LEGOs, fire trucks, board games, stuffed animals and more gifts were collected.
“It fills us with pride to see how many local businesses came together during our first JTHS YPN Toy Drive,” said Lynne Rifkin, 2017 JTHS President and Realtor with Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches. “The holiday season can be a difficult time for families in need, and we hope these toys can bring smiles to little boys and girls in Palm Beach and Martin counties.”
Participating businesses: BGI Fitness, Salute Market, Carmine’s Coal Fired Pizza, Tunies Organic Grocery Store, Cason Home Loans, Signature Properties, Nick’s Tomatoe Pie, Lake Park Elementary, 18/8 Men's Salon, JTHS Realtors, First International Title, Hometown Cleaners, UberMAC, Sam Ion's Salon, Greenpath Baby, Re/Max 1st Choice PBG, Richard Weinstein Law and Sage Title & Escrow.
JTHS is committed to community service. In addition to the toy drive, JTHS recently filled the wish lists of 38 local senior citizens as part of the Salvation Army Angel Tree program.
The Salvation Army Angel Tree program provides Christmas assistance for disadvantaged children and senior citizens. Through the Angel Tree program, donors become personally involved as they grant Christmas gift wish lists for children or seniors in need.
About the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council
The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council (JTHS) of MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) seeks to serve, unify and lead residential members in Palm Beach and Martin counties. With more than 2,500 members in Palm Beach and Martin Counties, the JTHS Council provides members with a legislative voice, education opportunities, a code of ethics, networking opportunities and more. JTHS merged with the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® in September 2015. The JTHS official website is www.jthsrealtors.com.