During my years working 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.
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