Lighthouse Point, FL – School-children, libraries and parks were all beneficiaries of recent charitable donations by the Lighthouse Point Chamber of Commerce. During the September social, chamber members made over $30,000 to local organizations, schools and others.
Lighthouse Point Fire Department – $5000 for a new boat
City of Lighthouse Point – Recreation – up to $5000 for events
Lighthouse Point Library – $5,000 for the 50th Anniversary Event with an additional $5,000 budgeted in 2015.
Lighthouse Point Playground 2015 – $5000.00 towards new equipment
Norcrest Elementary – Adopt a Classroom – $3000.00
Relay for Life – $3000.00 for annual event in Deerfield Beach/Lighthouse Point
Surfers for Autism non-profit- $1000.00
Broward Children’s Center – $1000.00
Broward Schools – $1000.00
“A major part of what we do is give back to the community. We have a very vibrant business community in Lighthouse Point that are generous with their time and donations to help make our beautiful community even better,” said Rene Sabatini, Lighthouse Point Chamber president.
Each year, the chamber donates a large portion of the funds it raises from the Taste of Lighthouse Point back into the community. This is the 11th year that the Lighthouse Point Chamber has made such a large contribution to the community.
“We hope to keep doing this every year,” said Lucille Pignataro, who chaired the committee that fielded donation requests for this year. “We love giving back to the community that supports us.”