Boca Helping Hands Receives Funding from CVS Health Foundation in Celebration of #GivingTuesday

December 2, 2014

Boca Helping Hands Receives Funding from

CVS Health Foundation in Celebration of #GivingTuesday

 

CVS Health Colleagues Nominated Local Organizations to Receive Grants Totaling $100,000 on #GivingTuesday

 

Boca Raton, FL – December  2, 2014 – Boca Helping Hands today announced that it has received a $2,000 grant from the CVS Health Foundation in celebration of #GivingTuesday, a national movement where charities, individuals, schools, businesses and other community organizations come together on one day to create a national day of giving back. For the second year in a row, as part of its #GivingTuesday campaign, CVS Health invited colleagues to nominate a charity in their local community which they volunteer with to receive a grant from the CVS Health Foundation. In response to the overwhelming success of last year’s campaign, the foundation has more than doubled its commitment this year and has awarded a total of $100,000 to 50 organizations nationwide.

CVS Health colleague Jim Westfall of Boca Raton nominated Boca Helping Hands to receive a grant which will support the organization’s mission to provide food and emergency assistance to meet basic human needs and long-term solutions to break the cycle of dependence.  "CVS Health colleagues like Jim Westfall bring our values of caring and collaboration to life all year long by volunteering with organizations that are helping the people we serve each and every day,” said Eileen Howard Boone, President, CVS Health Foundation. "We’re excited to award organizations like Boca Helping Hands that are making a real impact in their community with funding in honor of #GivingTuesday and are proud to continue to be part of a national movement that promotes the spirit of volunteerism and giving back.”

#GivingTuesday is a national campaign created in 2012 to spark a day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season, following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It celebrates charities, individuals, schools, businesses and other community organizations who come together to support charitable causes, and encourages everyone to participate in a national day dedicated to giving back.

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