Century 21 toys to Sacred Heart ER

Special to The Log

Century 21 Blue Marlin partnered with Porsche of Destin, Gregg ORR Auto and the North Florida Region Porsche Club of America to collect and donate toys to children who will visit 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 sixth year in a row, Century 21 Blue Marlin located in the heart of Destin turned their front office into a toy donation drop off spot. In just over a month, over 300 toys were donated such as books, bikes, dolls, electronics and stuffed animals.

On Monday, Dec. 19, team members from Century 21 Blue Marlin, Porsche of Destin and the North Florida Region Porsche Club of America arrived at the Sacred Heart Hospital Emergency Room with carloads full of toys. The nurses and staff 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 are given to a child who is injured, a sibling or child of a patient, utilized as in-room activities or in the waiting room, Century 21 Blue Marlin hopes their efforts help keep the holiday spirit alive here in the local community.

“Now in our sixth year, it’s awe-inspiring to see the community continue to show up for those in need,” said Century 21 Blue Marlin owners and brokers Johnathan Hughes and Jerry Sullivan in a joint statement. “The momentum this toy drive has gained makes it even more exciting to be a part of. We are forever grateful for life’s blessings, and we look forward to spreading cheer each year.”