WESH 2 asked you to Share Your Christmas this year during the 33rd Annual Share Your Christmas Food and Funds drive, and did you ever pull through!
Share Your Christmas kicked off in a big way on Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 27. With the help of a very generous $25,000 match from Mullinax Ford of New Smyrna Beach, over $120,000 was raised by generous donors in just ONE DAY! What a day!
The kindness of our community did not stop there. Following Giving Tuesday, the news crew from WESH 2, SHFB representatives and volunteers were out in the field, collecting food and monetary donations in Volusia, Brevard, Marion, Osceola and Seminole/Orange Counties! Overall $190,900 and over 42,000 pounds of food were raised to help our neighbors in need this Holiday Season. That is the equivalent of over 798,600 meals! Absolutely incredible.
THANK YOU to Larry Mullinax with Mullinax Ford New Smyrna Beach, Daytona International Speedway, The Avenue Viera, Wells Fargo, Deluca Toyota of Ocala, Gatorland, Van Dingenen Law, City Kia, Turkey Run in Volusia, MOPARS of Brevard, Forest HS, Trinity Catholic HS, Sunchild Academy, Tohopekaliga HS, Wyndham Resorts, Boone HS, Seminole HS, Timber Creek HS, Windermere Prep, Windermere HS and Winter Park HS! Each one of these partners went above and beyond, either hosting a portion of the food drive or sharing food and funds to help so many more children, families, and seniors in our community. We couldn’t do this without you!
A very heartfelt thank you to WESH 2 is also in order. Thank you for lending your voices and calling upon our community to help in such a big way every single year! We are so grateful for such an incredible community partner.
We’d also like to thank everyone who volunteered, tuned in, gave us a call, came out to visit a donation site, and supported the cause!
Thank you, every single one of you, for Sharing Your Christmas!