Getting involved and helping in the local community is a long-standing tradition of the MacArthur family. For more than 55 years, the MacArthur family has been a constant source of help to the community and continues to bring local businesses together to lend a helping hand.
Natives Helping Natives, Inc 501(C)(3)
Helping the local youth of our area has been a big part of the Hobe Sound business community. Sponsoring sports teams, helping with school projects, funding scholarships, or providing Christmas cheer, are just some of the programs for which local business have opened their hearts and checkbooks.
No individual has done more through the years than Harry MacArthur. The MacArthur family has been a constant source of help to the young people of our community. Many of Harry’s efforts fly “under-the-radar” and are known only to the fortunate recipients. A fine example of Harry’s generosity is his annual Christmas Toy Drive, which has been underwritten for years by Harry and the generous patrons of Harry and the Natives. This effort has grown in recent years with the addition of a Christmas Caroling Program which raises additional funds and helps heighten local awareness of the needs of our young people.
Harry and some special natives realized that with the population in Hobe Sound growing, more needed to be done to cultivate the giving spirit of all Hobe Sounders. Also recognized was the need to match donors with those youngsters seeking help. The result of these efforts was the formation of NATIVES HELPING NATIVES, INC, a 501(c)(3) organization that will coordinate fund raising, review sponsorship requests and disburse funds to worthy youth projects in our town. The Board of Directors of this group consists of long time Hobe Sounders, each of whom has a history of dedication to community service and shares in the common goal of helping the kids of OUR community.