Open Accessibility Menu

Parrish Healthcare Brings Light to the North Brevard Community and Families this Holiday Season

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (December 20, 2021)— Parrish Healthcare continues its holiday tradition of donating toys to North Brevard Charities Sharing Center (NBCSC) to benefit local children and families.

This year, Parrish Healthcare hosted a toy drive where care partners were invited to bring unwrapped toys and place them under “the giving tree” at Parrish Medical Center. This has proven to be a Parrish Healthcare tradition that not only impacts the North Brevard children who receive toys, but also the care partners who donate.

Parrish Medical Center Communications Specialist Alyssa Cannistra reflects on why it is special for her to donate, especially during a time when the joy of the season is needed most.

“As a child, the holiday season was always such a joyous time. To me and my family, it is important to donate during this time of year and help spread the joy of the season by doing our part to bring light to every north Brevard child’s home” said Cannistra.

Through the community partnership with NBCSC, this year Parrish and the north Brevard community were able to donate enough toys to benefit over 200 local families.

“The generosity of our community has been inspiring. We are grateful for every gift, every dollar and every minute that has been invested during this Christmas season. All of it will go to the children and families that we serve,” said Brian Walton, Executive Director of NBCSC.

“The support of Parrish Medical Center has been incredible! Not only did the PMC care partners provide a very large donation of toys for the kids, but the hospital filled our box truck to the top with donated hams, turkeys and pies. All of us at NBCSC are thankful for such kindness and love. Because of the Parrish family – over 300 kids will find a toy under the tree and will have a good meal for Christmas!” said Walton.

“Every holiday season the healing hearts of our Parrish Healthcare care partners shine bright as we serve to fulfill our mission of Healing Experience for Everyone All the Time®,” said Natalie Sellers, Senior Vice President, Communications, Community & Corporate Services. “The past two years have particularly shown us the amazing resilience of our healthcare heroes, the patients we have the honor to serve and of our community; and we are deeply grateful for the kindness and generosity being shared” said Sellers.

Anyone interested in donating to NBCSC can call 321-269-6555 or visit for a list of items needed and store hours.