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Sulzbacher Center, Children’s Home Society To Receive $15,000 Donation

Cyd Hoskinson

APR Energy and the John and Suzanne Campion Foundation are donating a total of $15,000 to the Sulzbacher Center and the Children’s Home Society just in time for the holidays.

Tuesday and Wednesday the energy company and nonprofit foundation are presenting the checks to the two organizations to help them accomplish their missions during the holidays.

The Children’s Home Society is a child welfare organization that provides counseling and health services to kids and teens, connects foster parents to children in need, and runs food pantries, among other things.

The Sulzbacher Center is Northeast Florida’s largest provider of comprehensive services for homeless men, women and children, according to the group’s website.

Both organizations see upticks in services rendered during the holiday months.

The money will be split between the two organizations to help spread some holiday cheer to the populations they serve.

The $5,000 the Children’s Home Society will receive will go to buy Christmas gifts for local children in need, while the $10,000 to the Sulzbacher Center will help the shelter pay for toy-filled stockings and $100 gift cards for 100 homeless students.

Ryan Benk is a former WJCT News reporter who joined the station in 2015 after working as a news researcher and reporter for NPR affiliate WFSU in Tallahassee.