In the Spirit of Giving
The Gardens Mall Helps Raise More Than $100,000 for Local Charities
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The gifts may be unwrapped, but they will keep giving long after the holidays. Customers at The Gardens Mall were a true testament to the spirit of the season, helping those in need.
Many shoppers went beyond just buying holiday gifts for their loved ones. Customers picked “angels” from the Salvation Army Angel Tree and generously donated nearly 3,000 toys to deserving children in Palm Beach County and more than $5,100 in cash donations. The shiny coins purchased at The Kids’ Corner shop, and donations made at the Holiday Gift-Wrapping Suite, brought in nearly $40,000, collectively, to benefit people with developmental disabilities at The Arc of Palm Beach County.
Big Dog Ranch Rescue’s “Pup-Up” shop connected more than 70 dogs with their “furever” homes since its opening. Guests who purchased items for their pup can wag their tails too, knowing they contributed to the more than $41,700 to help dogs at the rescue.
At the 29th Annual Musicthon, young musicians showed off their instrumental talents in Nordstrom Court. The event raised $9,500 for Camp VITAS. Proceeds will help the bereavement camp and its mission to support children and teens who have lost a loved one.
The Prader-Willi Classic Kickoff also made a splash at The Gardens Mall in early December, bringing in the most donations ever. The yearly event raised more than $14,000 to support further research conducted at the Scripps Research Institute’s Jupiter, Florida, campus.
“Our shoppers were extremely charitable this year,” said Whitney Pettis, Director of Marketing and Merchant Relations at The Gardens Mall. “It’s rewarding to see a community that not only cares for their family and friends, but also wants to help the less fortunate.”
Photos courtesy of The Gardens Mall.
Photo 1: Holiday Gift-Wrapping Suite
Photo 2: Big Dog Ranch Rescue’s “Pup-Up” Shop
Photo 3: Salvation Army Angel Tree
Photo 4: 29th Annual Musicthon
Photo 5: Cameron Wallace and Leslie Kelly at the Prader-Willi Classic Kickoff
About The Gardens Mall
The Gardens Mall is located one mile east of I-95 on PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The luxurious, 1.4 million-square-foot, super-regional shopping center features more than 150 world-class retail specialty shops and restaurants. It is anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Macy’s. The Gardens Mall is owned and managed by The Forbes Company. For more information about The Gardens Mall, call (561) 775-7750 or visit the mall online at thegardensmall.com.