Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way agency since 2001. AVDA’s domestic violence center offers an array of services for victims of domestic violence such as a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency and transitional housing, advocacy, counseling, and support to help victims live violence-free and independent lives. They also work in the community to educate and engage people of all ages in their commitment to prevent domestic abuse.
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.
Jean Meisenzahl has been a volunteer at the Town of Palm Beach United Way for 16 years. Jean serves on our Business and Professional Committee and Allocation Committee. We sat down with Jean to ask her a few questions about volunteering at the Town of Palm Beach United Way and what it means to her.
August 17 is National Thrift Shop Day! A thrift shop is a resale retail store which is typically run by a charitable organization, in order to raise money for their charity. Thrift shops sell used goods that have been donated by the public, and are often staffed by volunteers. Because the items are donated, they can be sold at a lower cost, and because the staff is often volunteer based, more of the raised money can go towards charitable deeds.