Local Group Distributing Thanksgiving Baskets For Families In Need
A local group is collecting more than 1,400 baskets stocked will all the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal and it will distribute those baskets Saturday during the annual Basket Brigade.
Central Florida real estate agency LaRosa Reality and the non-profit Housing 4 All are collecting baskets at drop-off locations around the area tomorrow.
Founder Joe LaRosa says there’s an increase in demand due to families leaving Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
“We’ve seen a much greater need in central Florida than pretty much everywhere we experience throughout the state and that defiantly has to be a direct impact from Hurricane Maria.”
The Osceola school district helped identify families in need of assistance this year. Leslie Campbell, Director of Special Programs, says there’s more than 36-hundred homeless students in the district. “Sixteen-hundred plus of those homeless kids are displaced from hurricane Maria. So we have a huge need right now.”
The district provided the Basket Brigade with a list of 1,000 addresses of families in need. In addition, Osceola staff and faculty are donating more than 300 baskets.
More information on Facebook. You can drop off a basket at the La Rosa Realty office November 18 at 9:00 a.m.
- 1420 Celebration Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747-5157