Thanks for school supplies

Coreen Ulibarri and Michael Ferguson of Edgewater Property-Realty with House of Hope case managers Lesley Frederick and Yolanda Owens.

Coreen Ulibarri and Michael Ferguson with case managers Lesley Frederick and Yolanda Owens.

House of Hope would like to thank two local businesses for helping with the agency’s back-to-school program.

Backpacks stuffed with school supplies were given to 135 children from Martin County families who have qualified for assistance from House of Hope.

First, thanks go to Coreen Ulibarri and Michael Ferguson at Edgewater Property-Realty. They spread the word around their shopping plaza (at the corner of Cove Road and U.S. 1) and brought in several large bins full of school supplies and backpacks.

House of Hope program manager Lesley Frederick with UBS' Linda Montefusco.

House of Hope program manager Lesley Frederick with UBS’ Linda Montefusco.

Thanks also go to the employees at UBS Financial Services Inc., 712 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, for conducting an in-house school supplies drive for House of Hope.

House of Hope provides special services at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and back-to-school. Throughout the year, House of Hope offers food, clothing, furniture, information & referral, financial assistance and long-term case management to Martin County residents in need.