Kids In Distress of Broward and Palm Beach counties is now collecting gift certificates and food for its annual Thanksgiving drive to benefit more than 500 children and their families.

“We want to make the holidays as special as possible for the children and their families that are in our care,” said Chief Operating Officer of Kids In Distress Mark Dhooge. “We are so appreciative of how supportive the community is, especially during the holiday season.”

On the wish list for collection are Publix, Wal-Mart and Target gift cards, stuffing mix, instant mashed potatoes, canned sweet potatoes, cream of mushroom soup, French fried onions, canned green beans, canned corn, turkey gravy or gravy mix, canned cranberry sauce and cake or pie mixes.

All Thanksgiving donations can be dropped off at the Kids In Distress campus located at 819 NE 26th Street in Fort Lauderdale through November 18.

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