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LIKE US CONTEST

Want to win an Amazon Echo?  Help us spread the word about the Town of Palm Beach United Way and you could be the lucky winner.  Today marks the start of the 5th Annual Like Us Contest.

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Town of Palm Beach United Way celebrates a great year

There are some truly amazing individuals and organizations in our community.  At the Town of Palm Beach United Way, we are proud to collaborate and serve as a partner alongside the people and companies doing great things.

Last week, we held our 71st Annual Meeting at the Breakers Palm Beach. The event gave us the chance to say “THANK YOU” to the people who have the passion, expertise, and resources to get things done.

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PART 3: WHERE DOES MY DONATION TO THE TOWN OF PALM BEACH UNITED WAY GO?

Part 1 and Part 2 of “Where Does My Donation Go” gave you the information about all the preliminary work done in the allocation process.  Over the last three weeks, 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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Recent Articles

26
Sep
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Agency Spotlight: Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County

The Homeless Coalition has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way partner agency since 1996. They provide leadership in addressing and improving the quality of life of the Palm Beach County homeless through advocacy, planning, coordination, education and maximizing resources.

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19
Sep
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Volunteer Spotlight: Jorge Cabrera

Our monthly Volunteer Spotlight recognizes Town of Palm Beach United Way volunteers who are passionate, inspiring and dedicated. They are individuals committed to transforming lives and who invest in our vision of building healthy and strong communities.

Jorge Cabrera has been a volunteer at the Town of Palm Beach United Way for the past 6 years and has served on our Allocation committee.  This year Jorge will be Co-Chairman of the committee and has agreed to serve on our Board of Trustees.  We sat down with Jorge to ask him a few questions about volunteering at the Town of Palm Beach United Way and what it means to him.

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12
Sep
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National Day of Encouragement

Today, the National Day of Encouragement was intended for all of us to do something to offer encouragement to those around us. This could be a coworker, family member, close friend or even a stranger. Everyone needs encouragement — a word of affirmation, note of appreciation or someone to just believe in us.

Today, make deliberate acts of encouragement. Tell someone “great job”, help someone along with their goals, contact a friend or family member you haven’t spoken to in a while and smile more. These acts of encouragement don’t need to be big, remember simple acts of kindness can bring great encouragement!

The goal is to not just offer encouragement on this day but every day. Let’s adopt an attitude of encouraging others as a way of life.

5
Sep

Week 76 of Inspiration: Keep Moving Forward

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29
Aug
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Agency Spotlight: Children’s Home Society

Children’s Home Society has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way partner agency since 1969.  They protect and heal children by providing counseling, adoption, foster care and advocacy programs.

One program funded by the Town of Palm Beach United Way is Project 18 Mentoring.  The Project 18 Mentoring program provides mentors for youth in foster care, ages 13-21, who need a trusted friend to guide them toward completion of their education and toward independent living.  The program focuses on a quality mentoring relationship for at least 2 years that emphasizes educational achievement and the development of youth assets.

Meet Shirlenna

Shirlenna is a 17-year-old with significant medical challenges.  She was matched with her mentor Gigi.  The match has been ongoing for over a year, and Shirlenna has learned to advocate for herself academically and medically.  Now, Shirlenna is asking the correct questions when she goes to doctor’s visits and knows how to ask for advice regarding her medical challenges.  She is on target to finish high school on time, and plans to continue her education at Palm Beach State College.

How It Makes a Difference

The Project 18 Mentoring program is a one-on-one community-based mentoring program for youth in foster care, ages 13-21, in Palm Beach County.  Mentors assist them with their independent living skills, education, personal and employment skills.  The program recruits mentors for this program with the understanding that the commitment is for a minimum of 2 years.  This allows guidance while the older youth transition to adulthood and independent living.  The program adheres to a strength-based approach in the belief that youth at-risk have valuable strengths and can act upon them despite the tremendous challenges they face.

How You Can Help

To learn more about Children’s Home Society or to get involved please visit their website here.

22
Aug
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Volunteer Spotlight: Tish Carlo

Our monthly Volunteer Spotlight recognizes Town of Palm Beach United Way volunteers who are passionate, inspiring and dedicated. They are individuals committed to transforming lives and who invest in our vision of building healthy and strong communities.

Tish Carlo has been a volunteer at the Town of Palm Beach United Way for the past 18 years and has served on our Allocation committee. We sat down with Tish to ask her a few questions about volunteering at the Town of Palm Beach United Way and what it means to her.

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15
Aug

Week 73 of Action: National Thrift Shop Day

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Some people believe that the concepts of shopping and saving money don’t go hand-in-hand. But nothing could be further from the truth! These days, blending the two ideas is not only simple but people prefer it. National Thrift Shop Day reminds us that we can also “pop some tags” in thrift stores and find amazing items at affordable prices.

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8
Aug

Week 72 Inspiration: You Have the Ability

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1
Aug
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LIKE US CONTEST

Want to win an Amazon Echo?  Help us spread the word about the Town of Palm Beach United Way and you could be the lucky winner.  Today marks the start of the 5th Annual Like Us Contest.

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25
Jul
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Agency Spotlight: Palm Beach Habilitation Center

Palm Beach Habilitation Center has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way partner agency since 1987. They provide employment, job placement, residential, education and training, recreation and retirement services for mentally, emotionally and physically disabled adults.

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