Milagro Center has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way partner agency since 2003. Their services empower at-risk youth in Delray Beach through the use of art-based activities and experiences. They encourage children and teens to “reach for the stars,” with the ultimate goal of motivating children, teens, and their families to succeed in their schoolwork and in their lives.
Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor all of the men and women who have died while serving in the armed forces. 1.3 million people have lost their lives while serving in the armed services. Despite the somber nature of Memorial Day, it’s also a day when a lot of good can be done. If you’re looking for a way to honor those servicemen and women who have lost their lives in conflict, here are a few organizations working to help veterans and their families:
Achievement Centers for Children and Families has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way partner agency since 2013. They provide affordable quality care to children whose parents otherwise could not maintain their job or go to school. Their programs are designed to meet a child’s academic, social, emotional and physical needs; through toddler, preschool, afterschool, teen, adult and family programs.
HomeSafe has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way partner agency since 1981. They provide prevention and intervention services to infants, children and families through comprehensive programs including life skills, healthy beginnings, residential group care and safety net services.
This year 101 dedicated volunteers will ensure that the Town of Palm Beach United Way is a good steward of your donation (and mine) – so that our gifts make the biggest possible impact in Palm Beach County. These volunteers will serve as the eyes and ears of thousands of our donors.
The Literacy Coalition has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way partner agency since 1994. They promote and achieve literacy through programs meeting the needs of children, adults, families and workplace employees who have limited English and reading skills.
One program funded by the Town of Palm Beach United Way is Literacy AmeriCorps. This program recruits, trains places and supervises up to 40 recent college graduates who provide a year of service as reading tutors, mentors, graduation coaches and college readiness coaches.
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.
Cara Coniglio McClure has been a volunteer at the Town of Palm Beach United Way for years. Cara serves on our Executive Committee and has previously served on our Allocation Committee. Cara is also the Chair for the Islanders, a group of young volunteers who support the Town of Palm Beach United Way and host the Turkey Trot every year. We sat down with Cara to ask her a few questions about volunteering at the Town of Palm Beach United Way and what it means to her.
Opportunity, Inc. has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way partner agency since 1945. They offer affordable, quality preschool childcare, educational programming and parent support to low income families, single parent families and families in crisis.
One program funded by the Town of Palm Beach United Way is Early Childhood Education. The program for at-risk children delivers comprehensive early childhood education that prepares disadvantaged children to begin public school on an equal footing.