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
According to the National Retail Federation, the average family needs to spend $635 per child to prepare them for school. With as many as 54% of Palm Beach County public school students eligible for free or reduced lunch, $635 is not something that many families can afford. That means these students will probably lack the supplies they need to go back to school prepared for success. Read more
Hurricane Season is almost here and the most important thing you can do is BE PREPARED! Making a hurricane plan ahead of time and stocking up on vital supplies will go a long way to helping you and your loved ones stay safe in the event of a storm. It will save you time, money and worry, too. Below are the steps to take to make sure you are ready for this year’s Hurricane Season (June 1st – November 30th) Read more
The Town of Palm Beach United Way Investment Strategy: A Commitment to Lasting Change in our Community
The Town of Palm Beach United Way is committed to lasting change in our community, and you are helping us get there. Because of the extraordinary commitment of donors, volunteers and advocates in Palm Beach County and our network of 50 partner organizations, we have achieved substantial results. With continued support from the community, the Town of Palm Beach United Way projects that in the next year we can continue to make positive changes in our community. The links below give a detailed description of our investments in each impact area: Read more
This Sunday we will celebrate Mother’s Day – either honoring our own mothers or being celebrated as a mother. It’s that one day each year that we show how thankful and grateful we are to our “Mom”. Unfortunately, in our community there are many mothers and children without a support system. Read more
Part 1 and 2 of “Where Your Donation Goes” gave you the information about all the preliminary work done in the allocation process. Over the last three months the teams of volunteers did the hard work necessary to ensure funds raised in our annual campaign are spent in the most efficient and effective way possible. It is estimated that each volunteer: Read more