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340 GIFTS COLLECTED BY COMMUNITY AND HOSPICE EMPLOYEES

120 children's lives were brightened with 340 gifts this December, as families who are facing the death of a loved one received gifts of every shape and size. The gift frenzy began December 15, as children relaxed with pizza and games at Greenacres Bowl - only to be interrupted by the Ladies of Harley Davidson "Santa and Elves" motorcade stacked with presents.

Chuck Flanders, “Santa” of Palm Beach Harley Owners Group, rode in on a motorcycle “sleigh” packed with presents for children facing the loss of a loved one.

"The Ladies of Harley make this their mission every year," said Rex Ford, president of Hospice Foundation of Palm Beach County, which sponsors the bowling party and pizza each year. "They brought iTunes gift cards for 45 children, and Walgreens sponsored with gifts for everyone as well. Each year I'm amazed at the frenzy of faces lit up and wrapping paper torn off by little hands."

“Santa” Chuck Flanders and his
“Elf” Cheryl Gathagan visited with
Mary Dee and John Paul Condic.
Hospice of Palm Beach County employees finish off the gift drive to make sure that every child receives at least one present to brighten a difficult time in their life. This year, employees donated 250 gifts by the gift drive's end on December 22. "The joy of giving becomes contagious," commented Chelsea Johnson, Supportive Care Manager at Hospice of Palm Beach County. "We want each family to be overwhelmed with gifts from us, and I think we enjoy it as much as the children do."

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