Realtors donate toys to Sacred Heart emergency room

Special to The Log
Blue Marlin Realty Group delivered toys to Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast on Dec. 21.

Blue Marlin Realty Group partnered with the Destin Porsche Club and members of the local community to collect and donate toys to children who visited the emergency room at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast this holiday season.

The thought of visiting the emergency room with your child is always a daunting experience, especially during the holiday season. For the third year in a row, Blue Marlin Realty Group, on Holiday Isle in Destin, turned their front office into a toy donation drop off spot. Over two months, more than 150 toys were donated such as books, bikes, electronics and stuffed animals.

On Friday, Dec. 21, team members from Blue Marlin and the Destin Porsche club arrived at the Sacred Heart Hospital Emergency Room with carloads full of toys. The nurses and staff were overwhelmed with joy and graciously accepted the gifts while placing them under the Christmas tree in the waiting room.  

Although no child or parent wishes to spend their holidays in the hospital, unfortunately there are always unplanned visits. Whether the toys were given to a child who was injured, a sibling or child of a patient, utilized as in-room activities, or in the waiting room, Blue Marlin Realty Group hopes their efforts helped keep the holiday spirit alive here in the local community.

“We are so proud and humble of the support of the Blue Marlin Realty Group team, the Destin Porsche Club and the Destin community,” said Blue Marlin Realty Group owners and brokers, Johnathan Hughes and Jerry Sullivan. “We hope the donated toys brightened the stay for children during their holiday visits. We are excited to continue this tradition year after year, and hope that the local community will come together to help us make this bigger every holiday season.”