Posted on November 30th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »
Daily News Society Editor
The holidays came early to the home of Lourdes and Pepe Fanjul Jr., as they opened their doors for the Christmas in October event.
Each year in October, family and friends of New Hope Charities gather toys for children in need from the Glades area of Palm Beach County. The toys are distributed on Dec. 10 at a Christmas party at the charity’s family center in Pahokee.
And, much like the other giver of toys, the friends and supporters of New Hope Charities didn’t let a little bad weather – in the form of a storm named Sandy — stand in the way of their mission.
The evening took place Oct. 25 and included cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music and a gigantic pile of toys donated by individuals and the Hasbro and Mattel companies.
Pepe Fanjul Jr. and Lourdes Fanjul were chairman and chairwoman for the event.
More than 40 people attended, including founder and president Lillian Fanjul de Azqueta andNorberto Azqueta, executive director Lyanne Azqueta, and Jason and Wilder Regalbuto.
New Hope Charities was founded as a grassroots food distribution program in 1988. More than 20 years later, the organization has grown into a multi-service family charity.