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Holiday Helpers

Holiday Helpers of the Florida Keys asks the community to help bring a smile to a child’s face. As Monroe County’s economically challenged– the essence of service, construction, tourism and water/based economy — struggle to survive, sometimes juggling multiple jobs on weekends and late/night.

The Holiday Helpers Stores in Key West, Marathon, and Key Largo provides assistance through the holidays with gifts to those families in need.

Eligible parents walk through the store, empowered by the ability to pick free, new toys their children will want instead of just allocating non-specific toys to parents.

For more information: 305.809.5000

To get a Holiday Helpers Referral:

  • Wesley House Family Services will be providing a referral form to their clients.
  • If not a Wesley House client, please get Holiday Helpers Referral from:
    • Salvation Army
    • Early Learning Coalition
    • Florida Keys Healthy Start
    • Star of the Sea Outreach Mission (SOS)
    • Or, if in a program with the Key West Police of MC Sheriff’s Department



Perfect Parent

A national adoption recruitment campaign—a partnership of the US Children’s Bureau, AdoptUSKids, and the Ad Council—promotes adoption from foster care and raises awareness of the 112,000 children and youth who are waiting to be adopted.

Built around the theme “You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent,” this annual campaign uses humor to illustrate that youth in foster care don’t need perfection; they need the commitment and love a permanent adoptive family can provide.

Wesley House
Valentine’s Gala

This Valentine’s Day, Feel the Love in the Air at Wesley House’s 35th Annual Valentine’s Day Gala. The performance area will boast some of Key West’s most talented performing artists, feature the island’s largest silent auction, open bar, dancing, and an elegant and abundant dinner designed and prepared by Warren Leamard of Destination Catering.

This signature event is sponsored in part by the Curry Mansion Inn, Sloppy Joe’s, Rick’s/Durty Harry’s, Turtle Kraals, Meisel Holdings, Lower Keys Medical Center, and the Rays Baseball Foundation.

100% of the proceeds will go directly to Wesley House Family Services.

VIP Seating includes early entry to Gala, a seat at the table of your choice located close to the performance areas, a separate dining area, and two VIP exclusive bars with include upgraded spirits.


Fury – Commotion on the Ocean for Two, Dolphin Watch for Two.
Ultimate Adventure for Two, Ultimate Express for Two
Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum – Six Tour Tickets
Legoland Florida Resort – Four Tickets
Harry S Truman Little White House – Four Tour Passes
Waterfront Playhouse – Two Tickets
Barco Adventures – Full Day Rental of Craigcat for ½ price

In New Orleans
Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar and Bistro
Tropical Isle

In Key West
Date and Thyme
Bistro 245 at Margaritaville Resort
A & B Lobster House
Tavern N Town
Blackfin Bistro
Santiago’s Bodega
El Siboney Restaurant

Royal Furniture
The Bier Boutique
Key West Wellness Center
Legoland Florida Resort
Waterfront Playhouse
Cruz Animal Hospital
Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum
Old Town Trolley – St Augustine
Better than Sex
Spencer’s by the Sea
Paradise Tattoo
Tuckers Provisions
Tampa Bay Rays
Key West Golf Club

Peppers of Key West
Rays Baseball Foundation
Washed Up
“In One Era”
Lilly Pulitzer
Audubon House & Tropical Gardens
Gig’s Bait & Tackle
Reef Perkins
Roberta DePiero
Kermit’s Key Lime Shoppe
And original works of art








Office Closure – Hurricane Irma

The Wesley House Family Services offices are closed due to Hurricane Irma.

Wesley House staff is in constant communication with the children and families we serve to ensure their safety before, during and after the storm.  If you are a client in need, please contact your case manager.  The community is working hard to restore basic services in the Keys.  We will open our offices as soon as we can.

Please continue to monitor this site for more information as it becomes available.