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
I read an article last week titled the “Independent Sector’s Value of Volunteer Time”. The article spouted on about the value of a volunteers’ time per state, and how that value is calculated and what percent of the population volunteers, etc – You get the picture. What the article didn’t speak to was the value of a volunteers’ time to a nonprofit. Read more
Finding Ways To Boost the Financial Stability of our Neighbors is what the Town of Palm Beach United Way is All About
The tax filing season is upon us. If you are like me your response to that is ugh! OK, maybe it’s not always fun, but it can be made easier if you’re able to get assistance when you need it. If you made less than $58,000 in 2013 you need to keep reading for a fast, easy, free way to prepare your taxes. Read more
In Part One of “Where Your Donation Goes,” we learned that 79 of the most remarkable volunteers have been trained and received all the paperwork needed to make funding decisions for the Town of Palm Beach United Way.
LET THE HOMEWORK BEGIN!!!
I am happy to report that to date all of the initial visits have been made, thousands of pages of grant applications, budgets, audits and 990’s have been reviewed – and the preliminary information has been presented for each agency by the volunteers at their team meetings. Read more