Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin County (BBBS), in partnership with Macy’s, held a special holiday experience in early December for more than 100 kids at Macy’s locations in Palm Beach and Martin County, including at the Mall in Wellington Green .
What started 13 years ago at Macy’s on the Treasure Coast Square Mall is now the catalyst for a statewide event in 22 stores.
A holiday tradition like no other, BBBS kids are invited to Macy’s Store from Boca Raton, Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach and Jensen Beach to partake in a magical morning. Kids received a Santa hat, holiday goodie bag, and $50 gift card to shop before the store opened to the public. Afterwards, they had breakfast, writing letters to Santa, putting them in Maisy’s mailbox, making arts and crafts, and everyone being a kid again as they played with toys from the in-store Toys R Us.
The children went on a shopping spree to find gifts for their families and managed to wrap them up in the store. As a thank you, Macy’s was presented with a special plaque signed by the kids, families, and mentors.
“We are grateful to the Palm Beach and Martin County Macy’s partners and advocates who are continually invested in our mission to create and support one-on-one mentoring relationships that ignite youth strength and promise,” said BBBS CEO Yvette Flores Acevedo.