Once again, it’s the Holiday Season! As everyone braces themselves for crowds and traffic and gets excited for treats and gifts, we’d like to remember the most important part of this time of year: giving! It’s time for family and friends, time for traditions old and new, and time for making memories. In the spirit of the holidays, Front Street wants to spread love and joy to those in our communities. Thus, it is time for Front Street’s 4th Annual 12 Days of Giving! During 12 Days of Giving, Front Street carries out random acts of kindness, and we hope this serves to inspire each of you to find time and kindness in your hearts to give back to those in your community! Take a look at the 12 Days of Giving from 2015, 2016 and 2017.
On the first day of giving, we sponsored the Festival of Trees!
It's beginning to look a lot like giving! On the first day of giving, Front Street sponsored the 5th Annual Festival of Trees benefiting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. This is an annual event that brings the Gainesville community together to kick off the holiday season with a weekend-long silent auction of decorated trees and wreaths, and other holiday-themed items for purchase held at Tioga Town Center. All proceeds go to the Children's Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital! For more information about this fantastic organization or to contribute, visit: http://giving.ufhealth.org/
On the second day of giving, we participated in LGAA’s Holiday Toy Drive benefiting the Junior League’s Miracle on Main Street!
For the second day of giving, Front Street helped Leadership Gainesville Alumni Association (LGAA) in their Holiday Toy Drive benefiting Junior League’s Miracle on Main Street. Throughout the year, Junior League collects donations of new and gently-used toys, bikes, books, and more. Once the Friends of the Library book sale happens, Junior League uses their warehouse to organize everything; on the first Saturday of December, families arrive with an invitation (provided by local community agencies) and get to go through the warehouse with a personal shopper.
For more information on how you can get involved, please visit: https://www.gainesvillejrleague.org/community/miracle-on-main-street/