Oceanside Rotary, Main Street VB and others help make homeless IRC school kids Christmas

news release

The Vero Beach Oceanside Rotary Club, The Kanner Group of Raymond James, Billero & Billero Properties, Main Street Vero Beach, and The Daley Group with Douglas Elliman all helped spread holiday cheer to our local high school students enrolled in the School District of Indian River County Homeless Education Program.  These strong young men and women are in some of the most tough and trying situations, that we may never know or experience, Yet they are striving everyday to make their way through high school in order to better their lives and their futures. The above organizations were able to provide over 130 gift bags filled with essentials, toiletries, clothing and gift cards to more than 65 young men and women this holiday season.

Gerrod Miller, Hollie Buldo, Susan Billero, Karen Malits, Colleen Jennings, Natasha Steenburgen, David Luethje, Alejandrina Micket, Keith Lamber, Jessica Kenney, Mike Kanner, Sue Gromis

The SDIRC Homeless Education Programs is designed to assist homeless children and youth in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.  Homeless children and youth, including “certified homeless youth” under State law, are defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and include children and youth who share the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason; live in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to a lack of alternative adequate accommodations; live in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings; or live in a car, park, public space, abandoned building, substandard housing, bus or train station, or similar setting.

Our small (but mighty) community never ceases to amaze with its philanthropy! For more information about Oceanside Rotary Vero Beach visit https://www.rotaryvboceanside.org/ or attend a meeting any Tuesday at 5:30pm at Big Shots located on US 1.

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