Date(s) - 12/07/2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Knight’s of Columbus!
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Breakfast with Santa Coming to Port St. Lucie December 7
New location at Knight’s of Columbus!
The 4th annual New Horizons Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday December 7, 8 a.m. until noon, at the Knights of Columbus, 451 SW Ravenswood Lane, Port St. Lucie.
This event is FREE to youth 17 and under and includes an all-you-can-eat breakfast, games, prizes, cookie decorating, photos with Santa, face painting, crafts and more.
Adult admission is only $5 or bring an unwrapped toy, which will be donated to low-income children and teens associated with New Horizons.
Breakfast with Santa is presented by Walmart Distribution Center and sponsored by the St. Lucie Mets and Aramark.
“Our goal is to create wholesome memories that last a lifetime,” said George Shopland, CEO at New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee, a nonprofit mental health agency. “It uplifts each of us to provide good cheer to children and their families who otherwise may not be able to afford an experience like this,”
Last year, New Horizons served more than 15,000 children and adults across four counties, regardless of their ability to pay. Almost 60% of New Horizons clients have no source of income or insurance, yet no one is turned away due to lack of financial resources.
“For some children, Christmas came twice this year,” said Shopland. “In July, Santa and Walmart teamed up to donate 15 bicycles before school started to youth associated with New Horizons.”
Walmart Distribution also awarded New Horizons a $4,000 grant this year to help support mental health services for children.
New Horizons is also partnering with area businesses in a Christmas Toy Drive through December 14. Unwrapped gifts will be selected by case managers who work closely with families in getting them the help they need to thrive.
Toy drop off locations are at St. Lucie Battery and Tire stores in St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties; Dyer Auto showrooms in Vero Beach and Fort Pierce; Marine Bank and Trust and Oculina Bank, both on U.S. Hwy. 1 in Vero Beach; Tangled Up Hair Salon in Fort Pierce; and G. Alan’s Fine Jewelry on Midway Road in White City.
Established in 1958, New Horizons is the largest mental health and substance abuse agency in the region, with eight offices across Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. New Horizons offers inpatient and outpatient services, as well as mobile response units that operate 24/7. To learn more, please visit www.nhtcinc.org or call (772)696-2729.