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Peggy Jones Named Junior League of Boca Raton's Woman Volunteer of the Year!

By: James S. Gavrilos
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: November 8, 2013

Boca Helping Hands Fall 2013 Newsletter

By: Boca Helping Hands
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: October 28, 2013
Categories: Newsletters

3rd Class of Esperanza Catering at BHH Advances!

By: Boca Helping Hands
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: October 18, 2013
The 3rd Class of Esperanza Catering had their Advancement Ceremony at Boca Helping Hands on October 18, 2013. The ceremony was held in the food center. James Gavrilos, Executive Director; Peggy Jones, Job Mentoring Director; Shandra Stringer, PBSC Teacher of Phase I-Live Skills; Isabel Karimi, PBSC Business Analyst; and Kerri Powers, Esperanza Catering at Boca Helping Hands Hospitality Supervisor; were all there to congratulate the students. Each student received a certificate of completion, Serve Safe Certification and Alcohol Awareness Certification. These students are on their way to a very bright future. We are very proud of the work they have done! Class 4 is starting Phase III of this course.
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Walmart Teams up with Boca Helping Hands

By: Linda Santacruz
Source: The Boca Raton Tribune
Date: October 10, 2013

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

By: James S. Gavrilos
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: October 4, 2013
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:
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Sun Sentiel story about BHH Backpacks Launch for 2013-2014 School Year!

By: Anne Geggis
Source: Sun Sentinel
Date: September 23, 2013
This year our BHH Backpacks will serve 1,400 students with backpacks filled with 6 meals and 2 snacks for the weekend. We will deliver these backpacks to the 8 elementary schools throughout the 2013-2014 school year. With the help of an amazing group of grantors an a team of volunteers from local religious and secular organizations committed to each school, Boca Helping Hands is able to reach more students each year. These are the grantors that support the BHH Backpacks Program: Bank of America-Local Grants- Critical Needs; Batchelor Foundation; Boca Raton Regional Hospital; Cathleen Cox McFarlane Charitable Foundation; Community Foundation of Martin & Palm County; Tzedakah (H.O.T.); VanPelt/Bass Foundation; Walmart

Office Depot donates 1,400 Backpacks to BHH Backpacks!

By: Boca Helping Hands
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: September 16, 2013
Boca Helping Hands was a recipient of 1,400 backpacks for their BHH Backpacks program. Office Depot donated all 1,400 Backpacks. The Boca Helping Hands team of James Gavrilos, Executive Director; Karen Swedenborg, Development Manager; and Natalie Warren, Resource Center Manager, braved the weather on Monday, Sept. 16th to pick up the remaining 1,000 backpacks for the 1,400 elementary students in seven schools in BHH Backpacks Program for the 2013-2014 school year. The team arrived at the warehouse and Chris Valega, Receiving Clerk, proceeded to load up the Boca Helping Hands truck with the 1,000 backpacks.
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Ernst & Young, along with FAU: Beta Alpha PSI Volunteer at BHH

By: Boca Helping Hands
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: September 9, 2013
Ernst & Young, along with FAU: Beta Alpha PSI Honor Society for Accounting Majors, spent Monday afternoon, September 09, 2013, at Boca Helping Hands making sandwiches and helping in the warehouse.
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Managers from The Capital Grille Volunteer at BHH

By: Boca Helping Hands
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: August 27, 2013
On Monday, August 27th the managers from The Capital Grille volunteered at BHH during the lunch. Thank you to The Capital Grille employee and BHH volunteer Katharina. Katharina shared her volunteer experience about Boca Helping Hands with Dan Skweres, The Capital Grille Manager and on his day off Dan and his Manager in training, Imran Khan, brought delicious food and their passion for serving the community to our kitchen! The Capital Grille is one of our Food Recovery Partners. With their help we are able to serve a great lunch to our many guests that come to Boca Helping Hands. We wouldn’t have the quality of food if it were not for our many Food Recovery Partners. Please check out their names on our website
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