Thrivent  hosts “April Showers”

For many years, Helping People Succeed has coordinated a month-long “Baby Showers” during the month of April, seeking baby necessities for families in need. As a special treat, Thrivent will host a brunch on April 29 from 10 a.m.-noon at Helping People Succeed headquarters, 1601 NE Braille Place, Jensen Beach, for anyone wishing to donate a shower gift for a newborn. RSVP at 772-408-1771.

“April Showers” collection boxes are placed in businesses throughout Martin and Okeechobee counties to be filled with such infant-related things as developmental toys, baby clothing, rattles, books, diapers and wipes.

The contributed items will benefit children and families served through Helping People Succeed’s Healthy Families program, which offers support and services to families who may be experiencing stress in their lives that makes parenting more challenging.

These services are offered through home visits with a Family Support Specialist which may start before or shortly after the birth of a baby, and can continue until the child’s fifth birthday.  The “April Showers” drive allows the community to provide these much-needed items to families who, in many cases, won’t have a traditional baby shower.

Martin County locations for “April Showers” boxes are:

  • All Creatures Animal Hospital
  • Beachcomber Hair Salon
  • Becker Insurance Company
  • Brightway Insurance, The Moody Agency
  • Kimberly Dettori, DDS, MA, PA
  • Harbor Wear of Stuart
  • Helping People Succeed
  • Kinane Corporation
  • Martin County Clerk of the Court
  • Realty ONE Group Engage, Jensen Beach
  • Realty ONE Group Engage, Stuart
  • Sandhill Cove Retirement Living
  • Thrivent in Jensen Beach
  • Tootsies
  • Twinkles Jewelry & Gifts

Okeechobee locations for “April Showers” boxes are:

  • Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce
  • Optical Gallery
  • PNC Bank
  • Rock Solid Christian Academy
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • Lollie’s Hamper

A wish list and a list of these businesses along with addresses, can be found at April Showers will run through April 30th.  For information or to make a contribution, contact Glenna Parris at 772-320-0778 or [email protected].

Helping People Succeed is a local nonprofit organization that has been serving the Treasure Coast for more than 59 years. Through its diversified, effective program services Helping People Succeed serves, on average, 8,000 children and adults per year. Helping People Succeed transforms lives by realizing potential, creating hope and building futures through education, counseling, training and employment.


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