Holiday Trunk Show Brings Three Days of Joy to Delray Beach

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December 17, 2015
Media Contact: Maria Curreri
561-683-3287 / MCurreri@bgcpbc.org
Event Contact: Kristen Cummins
561-683-3287 / Kcummins@bgcpbc.org

 

Holiday Trunk Show Brings Three Days of Joy to Delray Beach
$85K to Benefit the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (December 17, 2015) – The Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach hosted the 13th Annual Holiday Trunk Show on December 1st, 2nd and 3rd at The Seagate Hotel & Spa, located at 1000 East Atlantic Avenue. The Holiday Trunk Show raised approximately $85,000 and will help support the programming for more than 400 children in the community who attend the Naoma Donnelley Boys & Girls Club.

Two hundred participants attended The Holiday Trunk Show Preview Party on December 1st and even more individuals stopped by the next two days to indulge in some holiday shopping for their family and friends. The Holiday Trunk Show featured more than 30 specialty vendors, 20 of which were new this year. Showcased were a variety of gift items including original jewelry, fine accessories, home décor, holiday ornaments and decorations, toys, men’s and ladies’ clothing fashions, and one-of-a-kind gifts for all ages.

This year’s sponsors included The Seagate Hotel & Spa, Searcy-Denney-Scarola-Barnhart and Shipley PA, Lang Realty, and the Mark Gerretson Memorial Fishing Tournament. Florida Atlantic University Women’s Vocal Arts Organization donated their time to teach children from the Club holiday songs, such as Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Jingle Bells, which they performed the night of the Preview Party.

Co-chairwomen of the Holiday Trunk Show were Susan Mullin, Michele Ramirez, Kari Shipley and Lynn Wilkins. This year’s committee members included Cackie Austin, Melissa deBaptiste, Beau Delafield, Ginna Donnelley, Kathy Fay, Kendall Graebner, Julie Hagnauer, Nini Ijams, Cody Jones, Hopie Kelly, Muriel Losee, John Lynch, Jenny Mullin, Terry Parsons, Sandra Powell, Patsy Randolph, Doli Rodriguez, Barby Sloan, Jorgette Smith, Jamie Snyder, Bren Souers, Bessie Vance, Kathie Walker, Alex Warner, Juliet Warner, Marg Williams, Emily Wilson, Mona Wolter and Bettina Young.

Proceeds from the Holiday Trunk Show will go towards the Naoma Donnelly Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach, located at 1451 SW 7th Street. The Club provides a safe, fun, and educational environment after school and during the summer.  Children participate in a variety of programs in the arts; education and career development; sports, fitness and recreation; technology; character and leadership development; and health and life skills.

For more information about the Holiday Trunk Show, please contact Kristen Cummins with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County at (561) 683-3287 or kcummins@bgcpbc.org, or visit our website at www.bgcpbc.org to learn how to donate to the Naoma Donnelly Haggin Boys & Girls Club in Delray Beach and to view the Club’s wish list this holiday season.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287.

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