I love a good scare. I love vampires, zombies and Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds. But as scary as those things may seem there is something more frightening. Read more
In a few days, Domestic Violence Awareness Month will fade from the spotlight and another issue will take its place. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but if we want to build stronger communities, we have to spread the word about domestic violence all year long. Read more
Recent studies have shown that volunteering not only helps out your community and neighbors –it is also good for your mental and physical health.
1. The entry fee is only $30 (if you sign up before November 1st) and you’ll help provide Thanksgiving Day meals for families in need in Palm Beach County. Last year’s proceeds provided 827 meals to families right here in our community. Read more
It’s back to school time in Palm Beach County! And while you’re getting back into the routine of car pools, afterschool activities and homework – you probably don’t have time to think about how important an early education is.
Across Palm Beach County, 30% of children arrived unprepared on their first day – which means on the first day they are already behind. Research tells us that by age 5, children have already developed 85% of their capacity to learn. Read more
Each year there are approximately 2,509 homeless people in Palm Beach County, and most of them are children. They become homeless for many reasons, abuse, unemployment, divorce, mental illness, veteran’s inability to secure benefits, substance abuse, medical crisis, and foster kids who never found a family. Read more
The Town of Palm Beach United Way currently works with 50 nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach County. We invest in organizations large and small, with programs that support our goals – helping children start school ready to learn and continue on to graduate high school, providing the tools that individuals and families need to achieve financial stability, and ensuring children and adults have access to quality health care. These strategic partners are chosen through a structured and competitive process to ensure that, together, we can achieve measurable results.
The Town of Palm Beach United Way has a long tradition of helping people through raising funds and mobilizing the community. This past year was one of great need in Palm Beach County, but it was also a year of tremendous generosity and people engaging to help their neighbors in need. Read more