The West Pasco Publix Super Market stores have chosen Pasco Kids First for their 2018 Publix Serves Day on Tuesday, April 3rd from 8am – 12pm. Sixty to one hundred Publix associates from ten stores will be working on site at the Pasco Kids First Children’s Advocacy Center and Healthy Families Hudson Office completing a variety of projects.

At the Children’s Advocacy Center located at 7344 Little Road in New Port Richey, the Publix associates will be installing shelving and organizing a closet in the medical room to keep donations of clothing, shoes and hygiene products more accessible for kids in need. They will also be adding a book shelf and new toys to the Center’s lobby. “We are so thankful to Publix for choosing Pasco Kids First,” stated Becky Bennett, Pasco Kids First Director of Development. “The lobby area toys were weathered and pieces were missing from the train set throughout the years. It will provide additional comfort to the children waiting to be seen by our Child Protection Team and Trauma Treatment Team.”

More physical work will take place at the Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando Office located at 14120 Old Dixie Hwy in Hudson with needed carpet cleaning, window washing, pressure washing and more taking place.

At both locations, Publix will have a pinwheel team where they will be creating blue pinwheel gardens to kick off April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The national Pinwheels for Prevention campaign helps to educate communities about the importance of supporting children and families. Shining in the sun, the pinwheel is reflective of the bright future all children deserve and our belief that getting it right early is less costly than trying to fix it later. The pinwheels represent the bright future every child deserves. Last year, more than 70,000 pinwheels were planted across the state of Florida.

Publix Serves Day is an annual company tradition that began in 2015. As a company, they wanted to foster the passion for giving back that comes naturally to their associates. They set out to organize a day to bring together time and talents to help locally in ways that align with Publix’s passion for improving our communities with a focus on youth, education, and the plight of the hungry and homeless.

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