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Treasure Coast nonprofit receives massive donation to help homeless, neglected kids

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Posted at 4:53 PM, Oct 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-19 19:55:40-04

STUART, Fla. — A Treasure Coast nonprofit organization received a massive donation to help homeless and neglected youth as well as victims of human trafficking.

The United Cajun Navydonated a tractor-trailer load of new kids' clothes to the Place of Hope’s new Stuart campus.

The donation will help the Hands and Feet organization and the Place of Hope’s Shade Tree Program, which provides these necessities to children as they first come into foster care or arrive at their relatives who step in to help.

“We’ve had tremendous amounts of people step in to help but then today the United Cajun Navy with an entire tractor-trailer load of children’s clothes and we couldn’t be more excited and I know our children are excited as well,” said Charles Bender with Place of Hope.

Place of Hope's new Stuart campus is in the process of a major renovation. Its goal for the first phases of the project is $11 million and the nonprofit said it still needs $3 million to reach that goal.