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WEEK 18: VOLUNTEER- IT’S THE HEALTHY THING TO DO

I had the honor of volunteering with my church last week for the Welcome Home Initiative (a retreat for military veterans and their immediate families; who served their country in combat and are suffering from varying degrees of post-traumatic stress). What an amazing event!

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YOUTH UNITED- Mickie Agnello, Jillian Conforti, Grace O’Connell, Alexa Cabrera, Logan Steele, Freddie O’Donnell

WEEK 15 OF ACTION: HIP HIP HOORAY, IT’S SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATION DAY

Can you believe it’s already that time of year again? School supplies have hit the shelves in local stores, and just in time for the Town of Palm Beach United Way’s annual BOXED FOR SUCCESS school supply drive organized by Youth United (a group of local high school students working to further the mission of the Town of Palm Beach United Way).

YOUTH UNITED (pictured at right): Mickie Agnello, Jillian Conforti, Grace O’Connell, Alexa Cabrera, Logan Steele, Freddie ’Donnell

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united way allocation committee

WHERE DOES MY DONATION TO THE TOWN OF PALM BEACH UNITED WAY GO? PART THREE

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.

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Town of Palm Beach Allocation Committee

WHERE DOES MY DONATION TO THE TOWN OF PALM BEACH UNITED WAY GO? PART TWO

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.

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WHERE DOES MY DONATION TO THE TOWN OF PALM BEACH UNITED WAY GO? PART ONE

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.

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24
Aug

WEEK 22 OF ACTION: VOLUNTEER WITH A SENIOR

live united volunteerThe average life expectancy has grown by 30 years in some areas of the world. All sorts of factors contribute to long lives; but more and more, we are learning that volunteering contributes to a healthy and independent lifestyle no matter what our age, but especially for older adults.
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17
Aug
thrift shopping

WEEK 21 OF ACTION: DONATE (OR SHOP) – IT’S NATIONAL THRIFT SHOP DAY!

Not all donations have to be monetary. Next time you get in the cleaning mood, box up your used items and drop them off at a local thrift store. Most resale shops are run by unpaid volunteers and the profits go to a charitable organization. Your unwanted items might help fund dinner at a soup kitchen, tutoring for school children, or college classes for a single parent.
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10
Aug
roosevelt quote

WEEK 20: ENCOURAGE, EMBRACE AND EMPOWER OUR YOUTH

When Zachary Bonner was 7 years old he became an advocate for homeless youth, and created the Little Red Wagon Foundation. And when he was 17, he broke the world record for “The Most Food Collected in a 24 Hour Period – One Location.”
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3
Aug
donate books live united

WEEK 19 OF ACTION: DONATE BOOKS

Yesterday, I had the chance to go into my son’s room to declutter, since he was visiting his grandparents. He is starting school soon, and there are probably clothes that are too small and games that we can donate, just to make a little room for some new stuff.
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27
Jul
volunteer for health

WEEK 18: VOLUNTEER- IT’S THE HEALTHY THING TO DO

I had the honor of volunteering with my church last week for the Welcome Home Initiative (a retreat for military veterans and their immediate families; who served their country in combat and are suffering from varying degrees of post-traumatic stress). What an amazing event!
Read more

20
Jul
taste the rainbow for healthy eating

WEEK 17 OF ACTION: EAT THE RAINBOW

TASTE THE RAINBOW, not Skittles, but the nutritious earthy flavors from Mother Nature. With summer here, colors are more vibrant, so why isn’t our eating?
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13
Jul
sun safety

WEEK 16 OF ACTION: SUN SAFETY

WARNING:
1 PERSON DIES FROM MELANOMA EVERY HOUR
A PERSON’S RISK FOR MELANOMA DOUBLES IF THEY HAVE HAD MORE THAN 5 SUNBURNS AT ANY AGE
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6
Jul
YOUTH UNITED- Mickie Agnello, Jillian Conforti, Grace O’Connell, Alexa Cabrera, Logan Steele, Freddie O’Donnell

WEEK 15 OF ACTION: HIP HIP HOORAY, IT’S SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATION DAY

Can you believe it’s already that time of year again? School supplies have hit the shelves in local stores, and just in time for the Town of Palm Beach United Way’s annual BOXED FOR SUCCESS school supply drive organized by Youth United (a group of local high school students working to further the mission of the Town of Palm Beach United Way).

YOUTH UNITED (pictured at right): Mickie Agnello, Jillian Conforti, Grace O’Connell, Alexa Cabrera, Logan Steele, Freddie ’Donnell

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29
Jun
human trafficking modern slavery

WEEK 14 OF ACTION: OPEN YOUR EYES AND COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Currently, there are more than 20 million victims of human trafficking around the world. Human trafficking affects every corner of the earth, from rural to urban areas, regardless of a nation’s wealth – and yes, even in the United States of America.

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22
Jun
healthy smile

WEEK 13 OF ACTION: TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH TO HAVE A HEALTHY SMILE

BRUSH, FLOSS, SWISH, REPEAT.

Many of us, if you are like me, dread going to the dentist, so much that I looked into sedation dentistry. Oh, the high-pitched ZZZZZZ of the drill, the uncomfortable feeling trying to keep my mouth open so they can drill my teeth and tell me I can do a better job flossing.

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