Treasure Coast Residents make life brighter for Hibiscus Families


Martin County resident Adrian Babski has been providing meals to Hibiscus Children’s Center’s children and families since 2000.  Once again this year, 18 Thanksgiving dinners were delivered to families served in the Hibiscus Supporting Families in Crisis (SFC) Program.   Mr. Babski has a partner in his mission to help families, Teresa Schwarz, who has been an integral part of these special holiday meals for years.  The SFC Program is a voluntary prevention program that focuses on assisting St. Lucie County families with the goal of keeping children out of the child welfare system.  SFC serves over 650 children and families annually in St. Lucie County and currently, has a 100% success rate in keeping children out of the system during and one-year post services.   

Mr. Babski began his quest to help families in need 20 years ago and has helped to brighten the holiday season for hundreds of children and families.  He shared, “I do not have any children of my own so I wanted to help other kids in need.  I looked for an agency that already assisted families in the community that I could coordinate my donations through to ensure the families would have holiday meals.”   Mr. Babksi purchases all the turkeys and side dishes from Walmart, who donates some of the food items.   Mr. Babski and Ms. Schwarz will also be putting together meals for 18 families for Christmas dinner this year.   The holidays are not complete without festive dinners to share with family and friends.  Families are struggling during the Covid-19 Pandemic and this very special gift is a heartwarming way to help make life brighter and better this holiday season for families in our community.   Thank you to Mr. Babski and all those involved in making a difference in the lives of our children and families and for making our community stronger.  

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Treasure Coast Residents make life brighter for Hibiscus Families