December Giving At Lighthouse Point Yacht Club: A Remarkable Month Of Philanthropy

Lighthouse Point Yacht Club (LHPYC) proudly announced a month of impactful generosity, leaving an indelible mark on the community. The LHPYC Entertainment Committee’s 4Kids fundraiser achieved a significant milestone by raising an impressive $50,000. The funds will go towards supporting 4KIDS, an organization dedicated to bringing hope, homes, and healing to children and families in crisis across Broward, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade counties, as well as the Treasure Coast and Southwest Florida.

The spirit of giving continued as the LHPYC Cruise Group united to raise $200,000 for the expansion and renovation of St. Luke’s Clinic in Staniel Cay, Exuma. This collaborative effort not only supports a critical beachfront island clinic but also strengthens the enduring bond between Lighthouse Point, LHPYC, the Staniel Cay Community, and SCYC for generations to come. Looking forward, LHPYC is committed to further fundraising endeavors in 2024 with the goal of reaching $500,000 for St. Luke’s Clinic. Established in the early 1960s, St. Luke’s Clinic on Staniel Cay is one of the Bahamas’ oldest Family Island Clinics, addressing the healthcare needs of both locals and guest travelers. The clinic has faced challenges in recent years, prompting the community’s initiative for improvements in 2022. While progress has been made, additional enhancements are required to complete the East Wing, renovate the West Wing, and add upstairs apartments for healthcare professionals. As a club that organizes biannual trips to the Exumas, including Staniel Cay, LHPYC is delighted to spearhead this initiative and support the clinic’s mission. The proposed “Public/Private Partnership” aims to combine community efforts and government support with the Bahamian Ministry of Health playing a crucial role by providing medicines, supplies, staff, utilities, and housing for nurses.