Our 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.
Suzanne Brenner has been a volunteer at the Town of Palm Beach United Way for several years. She serves on our Allocation Committee helping ensure annual donations are carefully and thoughtfully put to good use funding programs in Palm Beach County that improve education, health, financial stability and basic needs for our less fortunate neighbors. She also serves on our Financial Scan Committee and the United Way campaign team for The Breakers Palm Beach, where she works as director of retail operations.
Below, Suzanne answers a few questions about volunteering at the Town of Palm Beach United Way and what it means to her.
Teamwork: United Way and NFL partnership is longest in history between a sports league and a nonprofit
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the partnership between the United Way and the National Football League.
Over the past decades, thousands of NFL players, coaches, owners and staff have teamed up with United Way to help build strong and healthy communities. Most recently, the two organizations worked together to launch Character Playbook, a program that helps middle school students cultivate and maintain healthy relationships and make good decisions when faced with conflict. To date, more than 200,000 students in nearly 2,000 schools across the nation have used Character Playbook as a tool for personal development. Read more
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.
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.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
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.
Tom Bradford has been a volunteer at the Town of Palm Beach United Way for 3 years. Tom serves on our Business and Professional Committee. We sat down with Tom to ask him a few questions about volunteering at the Town of Palm Beach United Way and what it means to him.