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
Today is the first anniversary of “NO MORE Day”. March 13, 2013 was the launch of the first universal symbol to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Today, advocates and supporters everywhere will join together to unite their voices to say #NOMOREday – NO MORE SILENCE…NO MORE VIOLENCE. Read more
Today at the Town of Palm Beach United Way and many other United Way’s across the country we are celebrating “Publix Appreciation Day.” When it comes to outstanding community partners, there is no doubt that Publix Super Markets has made a positive, lasting impact in countless people’s lives. The partnership between United Way and Publix has continued for decades. Read more
During the seventeen years I have worked at the Town of Palm Beach United Way, one of the questions that I get asked most is where does my donation go? The volunteer-led grant process isn’t an easy one but it is extremely rewarding. This year 79 dedicated volunteers will ensure that the Town of Palm Beach United Way is a good steward of your donations – and mine – so that our gifts make the biggest possible impact in Palm Beach County. These volunteers will serve as the eyes and ears of thousands of our donors. Read more
Martin Luther King, Jr. believed that acts of service were a great equalizer. “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” Read more
Jessica moved from Haiti to the United States when she was just two years old. She began attending school in the Head Start Program at Village Academy and later began attending the Achievement Centers for Children and Adults’ Beacon After-school Program.
Today, at 16, Jessica speaks English fluently, and is proud of her adopted country. Read more