For many, the real meaning behind Memorial Day is lost — it’s just another day off of school or work or an appreciated 3-day weekend. But this “day” is one that represents a national awareness and respect for those brave Americans who died while defending our nation and its values.
A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds. National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families.
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.