The Ponte Vedra Democratic Club held its second annual holiday party Dec. 12 at THE PLAYERS Club at Sawgrass. During the party, the club collected children's gifts and donations of non-perishable food for local families in need.
The specific needs and wishes of 29 children who live in a housing development containing low-income units near Nease High School were identified last month. Members of The Ponte Vedra Democratic Club then coordinated a customized electronic wish list for each of the students and the siblings living in their households. Club members and friends in the community fulfilled the wishes and volunteered for days to wrap and organize the presents.
On Dec. 22, the club co-hosted a party on site for the families. Along with Ponte Vedra United for Progress and several teachers, they provided each child with a 30-gallon sack full of new clothing, shoes, toys and games, blankets, a stocking full of goodies and overstuffed bags of groceries for the winter break.