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Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County kids get early 'family' shopping spree

Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie Co. kids get early ‘family’ shopping spree
Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie Co. kids get early ‘family’ shopping spree
Posted at 4:27 PM, Nov 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-22 15:32:56-05

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A group of lucky St. Lucie County kids are receiving a shopping spree with a twist. Instead of buying for themselves they're buying for relatives and loved one's.

GL Homes has given a generous donation of $10,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County as part of the St. Lucie County Holiday Gift Drive. Some of the money will be used for shopping sprees at places like the Wal-Mart Super Center in Port St. Lucie.

Approximately 50 kids received money and the opportunity to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones. Kids like Jayden Dean, a Centennial High School in Port St. Lucie was already able to buy for his mom, dad and younger sister.

“I wasn’t expecting to come out — but it was so much fun at the end of the day,” Dean said. “Giving to others means so much more than taking from others.”

“It’s just been really exciting to be here to see the smiles on the kids faces to be able to give back to their family who has done so much for them all year.,” added Sarah Alsofrom, GL Homes director of community relations.

As for why the shopping spree is happening so early, supply chain issues are the reason. GL Homes want to make sure every special purchase the kids want to make is in stock.