The City of Bushnell held the 7th annual "Grant a Christmas Wish" program this year. The Children's Home Society, who works with the Florida Department of Children and Families, provided the names of 50 children in need this Christmas season. This organization provides a safe harbor for children and helps to reverse crisis situations within family units. Children's Home Society provides treatment for developmentally disabled children, foster care, adoption, group homes, child abuse prevention, emergency shelters, and case management.
The Grant a Christmas Wish program was a huge success! The City was overwhelmed with the generosity of this community and the staff here at the City; there were so many wonderful toys and childrens' clothing brought in for the children. The citizens of the community came with bags of toys and open hearts, and this program resulted in providing Christmas gifts to over 70 children, not just the original 50 names on the tree.
The City of Bushnell would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who helped support the 2011 Grant a Christmas Wish program, and we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!