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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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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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18
Jul
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Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Cameron

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.

Chris Cameron has been a volunteer at the Town of Palm Beach United Way for the past 5 years. He has served as a Loaned Executive and on our Allocation committee. We sat down with Chris 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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11
Jul

Week 68 Inspiration: Let’s Open Our Hearts and Our Arms

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4
Jul
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FOURTH OF JULY: CELEBRATING FREEDOM

The Fourth has always been my favorite holiday. Fireworks thunder the skies and grills fill backyards’ air with the sweet smell of cheeseburgers and hot dogs.

Every Fourth of July we celebrate our freedom. Yet, there are many people around the country – and right here in Palm Beach County – who struggle every day for their freedom. Financial independence and stability are among the most basic and essential needs of a strong family. Unfortunately, these needs are becoming increasingly difficult for the poor in Palm Beach County to meet.

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27
Jun
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Week 66 of Action: School Supply Drive

Remember your first day of school? How proud you were to open up that supply box with your very own scissors, pencils, and a box full of brand new crayons? The sad reality is that many children right here in our own community don’t have that experience. For them, starting the school year can be just another time to be reminded of exactly how much they don’t have. We want every child to have the experience of starting the school year with all the tools they will need to be prepared and ready to learn.

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