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 the funds raised in our annual campaign are spent in the most efficient and effective way possible.
Last year, the Town of Palm Beach United Way gave back to the Gratitude House, one of our funded partner agencies, by planting a tree on behalf of our volunteers. The tree was planted with the understanding that it would bring spiritual and personal value to these women who congregate outside for activities and reflection.
Did you know that 62.6 million Americans spent nearly 7 billion hours volunteering last year? There is NOTHING more valuable than a person’s time – whether it be working as a child’s mentor, picking up trash, or sorting food at a local food bank. No matter what the capacity VOLUNTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
It’s about that time for our northerners to start heading home for the summer. As the packing begins and you start cleaning out your pantries, please consider taking part in our 3rd Annual “Empty Your Pantry Food Drive”. The food drive is a partnership with The Palm Beach Daily News, Palm Beach Fire Rescue, and The Town of Palm Beach United Way.
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.
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