Making The Season Brighter,
One Small Gift At A Time.

FLORIDA TODAY established the Reaching Out Holiday Fund in 1992 to make the season a little brighter for underserved children in our community. Gift giving is often sacrificed due to financial strain. In 2013, the Reaching Out Holiday Fund board of directors expanded the program by partnering with Aging Matters to help fund the purchase of gifts for local seniors in need. Our program is a simple gesture to bring a smile and celebrate the spirit of the season.

This year will be the last year for the Reaching Out Holiday program. We want to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone over the past 28 years who has supported Reaching Out through contributions, volunteering to help with the distribution to families and the much needed logistical support from our Partners. This support shows that people in Brevard County do truly care for those who need a helping hand. Thanks Brevard!

Link to Florida Today article

If you feel your family could benefit from this program click here for registration information.

  • Barnes & Noble - Melbourne
  • W.J. & Kathy Chamblin Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Eastern Florida State College
  • Florida Prep
  • The Hermansen Family
  • Melbourne Greyhound Park / Club 52
  • Richard's Paint
  • Sorensen Moving & Storage
  • Walmart Supercenter - Melbourne