Boca Helping Hands Receives a Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator…for the Eighth Consecutive Year!!!

James S. Gavrilos
Boca Helping Hands
October 4, 2013


Boca Helping Hands Receives a Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator… 
…for the Eighth Consecutive Year!!!


Any team can work hard for a year and win a championship once.  Maybe some can do it twice.  A precious few will even
“three-peat.”  But when a team achieves the highest standard for eight consecutive years, it’s time to acknowledge an organization that is committed to excellence.

This week, Charity Navigator, an independent auditor of non-profit organizations bestowed its highest rating (Four Stars)
on Boca Helping Hands.  A “Four Star Rating” means that Boca Helping Hands uses its contributions in an efficient,
appropriate and ethical manner.  It furthermore acknowledges that Boca Helping Hands adheres to the highest standards
of organizational governance, accountability and transparency.  In short, it means that a contributor can have complete confidence that his/her donation will be used to help people...and not have the bulk of the donation go to overhead and expenses.  Here is a passage from the Announcement Letter from Charity Navigator:

“Based on the most recent information available, we have issued a new rating for your organization. We are proud to
announce Boca Helping Hands has earned our eighth consecutive 4-star rating. Receiving four out of a possible four
stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only 1% of the charities we rate
have received at least 8 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Boca Helping Hands outperforms most other
charities in America. This “exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Boca Helping Hands from its
peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

This achievement…an achievement matched by only 1% of charities nationwide…is to be claimed by our entire
BHH family.  From our thoroughly engaged board, to our dedicated staff and right down to the best volunteers in
Palm Beach County, we can all take pride in this monumental achievement.  YOU made this possible.  Our largely
volunteer work force keeps our expenses down, so that contributions can go directly to supporting programs.  In fact,
with no debt and little overhead, well over $0.90 of every dollar contributed to BHH goes directly to program support. 

Dear friends, VERY FEW in the non-profit world are coming close to that level of service. So take a breath today…sit back and smile.  You’ve earned it.  Share this with family and friends and let them know that you work with an organization that is among the highest rated and highest performing charities in the United States. And then…let’s get back to work…and make it nine years in row!
James S. Gavrilos:  Executive Director
Boca Helping Hands

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