14th Annual Festival of Trees & Lights Benefitting Tykes & Teens Taking Place November 14 – 20, 2021 in Downtown Stuart

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Tickets available now at www.tykesandteens.org

Tykes & Teens, a leading provider of the highest quality, evidence-based mental health services and programs for children and adolescents for 25 years, is once again kicking off the holiday season with its 14th annual Festival of Trees & Lights. Taking place at the Flagler Center in Downtown Stuart from November 14-20, 2021, the much-anticipated, annual week-long series of festivities brings joy and cheer to the Treasure Coast while raising vital funds for the high quality mental health care that Tykes & Teens provides.

“The past year-and-a-half have been difficult for everyone and mental health services in our community have become more important than ever,” said Tykes & Teens CEO Eric Garza, MHA, LCSW.  “Children and families are experiencing unprecedented uncertainty and fear, feelings of anxiety and depression are high, and issues of abuse and neglect have risen.  As a result, the need for Tykes & Teens’ counseling services has nearly tripled over previous years.  The need for additional funding for these services is vital and the revenue raised during the Festival of Trees & Lights helps to ensure all children and families seeking help can receive the highest quality care, regardless of their ability to pay.”

14th Annual Festival of Trees & Lights Event Schedule:

For more info and to purchase tickets, visit Festival of Trees & Lights or email courtneyn@tykesandteens.org.

For more info on how you can donate a tree, wreath or centerpiece, visit www.tykesandteens.org/tree-wreath-centerpiece-sponsorships-2021/.  Businesses, civic/social organizations, schools, offices, families or individuals may donate trees, wreaths and centerpieces. The only cost to sponsors is the donation of a tree, wreath or centerpiece materials, lights and decorations.  The deadline to register to donate a tree, wreath or centerpiece is September 30, 2021.

For more info on sponsorship opportunities, visit www.tykesandteens.org/festival-of-trees-sponsorships/.

It’s only September, but this year’s Tykes & Teens’ energetic team of 2021 Dames & Deer ambassadors are busily working to make the 14th annual Festival of Trees & Lights the best ever – and most importantly, helping deliver quality children’s mental health programs and services to those in need in our community!

Grande Dame & Head Reindeer: Amy Elizabeth Thornton & Bob Thornton of O’Donnell Impact Windows & Storm Protection.  Dames: Jessica Bohner of Premier Realty Group, Sara Borlaug of Capstone IT, Amanda Foster of Rude Bwoy Spirits, Christina Franco of Hampton Inn & Suites Stuart North, Robin Hall of Out2News.com, Evie Klaassen of Colorado Pawn & Jewelry, Meghan Shirey of Ocean Republic Brewing, and Lisa Teetor of CSI: Palm Beach.  Reindeer: Sam Bruning of Southern Magnolia Investment Management, Lamar Moore of Ecostrike, Gary Owen of OWEN Insurance Group, Matthew Right of F45 Training South Stuart, Dale Rockefeller of Culver’s, Chet Tart of Vistage Florida, and Jason Young of CPR Investments.

2021 Festival of Trees & Lights Sponsors:  Bessemer Trust; Bart’s Blue Star Foundation; Culver’s of Stuart & Jensen Beach; Macy’s; Paula & Wayne Hundt; Rehmann; Rick Carroll Insurance; Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA; Two Men and A Truck; Espinal Stern & Whittington; Sandhill Cove; UBU Brands; Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney; Colorado Pawn & Jewelry; Elliot Paul & Company Auctions; Gumbo Limbo Coastal Kids; Spritz City Bistro; Stuart Main Street.

About Tykes & Teens

Tykes & Teens has been a leading mental health provider for children and adolescent evidence-based programs and services for 25 years.  Our mission is prioritizing children’s mental health in our families, schools and communities through a wide range of prevention, education, and treatment programs and services.  Our passion and commitment are to empowering children and strengthening families by ensuring that all children have access to high quality counseling and mental health services, regardless of financial status.  We also advocate for increased awareness of mental health to remove the stigma and shame often associated with seeking mental health treatment.  We provide affordable quality mental health services for children in need across the Treasure Coast from more than 50 service locations, including outpatient offices in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Port St. Lucie and Vero Beach, on-site services in all Martin County schools, and in schools in Okeechobee and Indian River counties, as well as collaboration with numerous community partners, in addition to virtual telehealth services.  We have continued to offer our services and programs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, including virtual telehealth care.  We accept most insurance, private payments, and we are a Medicaid-approved provider. We have successfully administered a sliding fee scale for those in need when necessary for more than 20 years.  As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, we also provide $750,000 in unreimbursed services to the communities we serve each year.  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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