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Thank you to Boca Raton’s Fire Chief, Tom Woods, for delivering 72 turkeys donated by The 100 Club, a group of local business leaders. With over 600 individuals and families receiving a Turkey or a Turkey and a basket, Boca Helping Hands appreciates the help from our community. We thank the Fire Department for their continued support of BHH and the people we serve.
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Sunday Evening, November 13th was a magical starry night. Boca Helping Hands had their Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at their own Remillard Family Resource Center. The outside was decorated with twinkle lights and the black and white theme tables, decorated with candles and stars. The stars were decorated by Thursday night’s youth activity center and children from the families having dinner at BHH. Imagine That, a do it yourself ceramic company, took them back to their business and fired them.
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Boca Helping Hands Fall 2011 Newsletter

By: Boca Helping Hands
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: November 1, 2011
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Walgreens came to Boca Helping Hands on Thursday, October 21st where fourty Clients received flu shots. Walgreens will be returning on Tuesday November 15th from 11:00-1:00pm. The Walgreens Flu Shots are for individuals 18 and older. Walgreens has been a great supporter of Boca Helping Hands with participation in our Family Night Dinners, Food Drives at their stores and help with flu shots. We all appreciate their support of BHH and the people we serve!
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Roberta Valmond Nominee for Junior League of Boca Raton Woman Volunteer of the Year Award

By: Karen Swedenborg
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: October 7, 2011
The 24th Annual Boca Raton's Junior League Woman Volunteer of the Year Award luncheon was attended by Boca Helping Hands staff, Gary Peters, Board President, Anne Jaakkola, Barbara Kestenbaum, Roberta Valmond and her husband and brother.

BOCA HELPING HANDS RECIEVES A $5,000.00 GRANT FROM BOCA RATON REGIONAL HOSPITAL

By: Karen Swedenborg
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: September 27, 2011
On Tuesday, September 27th the Boca Helping Hands Team, James S. Gavrilos, Executive Director; Karen Swedenborg, Development Manager and Greg Peters, Development; attended a check presentation at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. They were presented with a $5,000 grant check. The photo was taken by the lake and fountain in front of Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

"Only 3% of the charities we rate have received at least 6 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."
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Sun Capital Partners, Inc. supports Boca Helping Hands to Fight Poverty and Hunger

By: James S. Gavrilos
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: September 22, 2011
On Wednesday, September 21st, the co-CEOs of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. (“Sun Capital Partners”), Marc Leder and Rodger Krouse, and senior management from Sun Capital Partners presented a check for $50,000 to Boca Helping Hands. This is the second major donation that Sun Capital Partners has made to support Boca Helping Hands’ efforts to fight hunger and poverty in South Florida, bringing their total two-year contribution to $150,000. The check presentation took place at 11:45 A.M., during the daily lunch service. In addition to 100+ guests enjoying lunch, representatives from the Boca Helping Hands Board of Directors, staff and volunteers from Boca

BOWLING FOR BREAD FUN FOR ALL

By: Karen Swedenborg
Date: September 21, 2011
Boca Helping Hands 5th Annual Bowling for Bread & Food Drive was filled with laughter, fun, food and music. There were 26 lanes sponsored by local businesses and individuals for children from FAMILY PROMISE, FLORENCE FULLER, THE HAVEN, PROPEL, People Reaching Out to Provide Education and Leadership, and SALVATION ARMY. We had 16 teams participate in the bowling tournament.
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13 year old askes his friends to donate to BHH for his Birthday.

By: Karen Swedenborg
Date: September 19, 2011
A big thank you to Michael DeLuca who asked his friends to bring a donation to Boca Helping Hands to his 13th birthday party rather than a gift. This is a great example of philanthropy already in this young persons life. Thank you for supporting Boca Helping Hands and the people we serve!
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