FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 12, 2022) Cypress Cove residents celebrated their 12th year of holiday support to The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center’s annual holiday gift drive by donating more than 600 toys and gifts for children of the Harlem Heights community. Team members from Cypress Cove, Cypress at Home, Cypress Living and Cotton Global Disaster Solutions also contributed to the drive.
The items were presented to representatives of The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center on December 9 and will join other donated items to be distributed to Harlem Heights parents for neighborhood children later this month.
“This holiday season will be especially challenging for many families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood due to the impact of Hurricane Ian,” said Heights Foundation President/CEO Kathryn Kelly. “We are thankful for the generous support of our neighbors.”
“Even during this challenging time, our residents and team members have extended their generosity to those less fortunate,” Cypress Cove Executive Director Mary Franklin commented during presentation. “Bicycles, dolls, art kits, sports equipment—each gift here will make a meaningful impact to the children of Harlem Heights. There is a lot of love shared at Cypress Cove!”
Cypress Cove’s Community Advancement Office coordinated the drive and provided shopping services for those who preferred to donate money. Donations from residents to purchase gifts amounted to more than $6,000.
About Cypress Cove
Cypress Cove, a not-for-profit organization opened in 1999, is a well-established, highly respected, life plan community (formerly known as a continuing care retirement community) recognized nationally for innovation in senior living. Located on a beautiful 60-acre campus at HealthPark Florida in South Fort Myers, Cypress Cove is home to more than 650 residents and offers a full complement of quality living options—independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care assisted living, rehabilitative care, and home health.