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Posted on: December 5, 2023

Port Community Unites to Gift Smiles to More Than 200 Children in Riviera Beach


In a heartwarming display of community spirit, the Port of Palm Beach, its tenants and members of the community joined forces to create a magical season for the children of the Azure Estates neighborhood located in the city of Riviera Beach. 

                                                                                            Port employees, Urban Youth Impact staff and Property Manager Beatrice

With a shared commitment of spreading joy and kindness, Gulfstream Line, Heavy Lift Services,  CEMEX, Ozinga, SSI Petroleum, Tropical Shipping, United States Customs and Border Protection, Palm Beach Harbor Pilots, Port of Palm Beach Seafarers' Center and Forest Development donated more than 200 toys, exceeding the neighborhood's expectations. The donations ensure each child will be unwrapping a special gift they wished for, this holiday season. 

Toy drive photos

“Partnering with our business partners and community groups is a testament to the shared commitment we have in supporting and making a positive impact on the local community ,” Executive Director Meekins said.

Tina and Yare

One of the Port’s long-standing tenants, Gulfstream Line and Heavy Lift Services went above and beyond to secure a shipping container from one if its clients, United Abaco Shipping Company. The container was used to store the toys during the collection period.

“We believe in the power of partnership and the ability to achieve extraordinary goals when businesses come together for a common purpose,” Vice President of Heavy Lift Services Tina Dias said.

On Monday, December 4th,  Eastern Freight trucked the container to Azure Estates. Port employees and volunteers with nonprofit, Urban Youth Impact, unloaded all the gifts. The nonprofit's volunteers will be handing out the gifts to the families during a community event. 

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