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Staffing Changes at Boca Helping Hands

By: Karen Swedenborg
Date: December 27, 2012
With regret, Boca Helping Hands has received the resignation of Ms. Judy Roy, who has served as our Volunteer Program Manager since June. The entire Boca Helping Hands family wishes Judy every success in her future endeavors. After a careful search, we discovered our new Volunteer Program Manager right under our nose…or at least at the front desk! Effective Monday, January 31st, Ms. Deanna Duke who has been our receptionist since September, will assume her new role as Volunteer Program Manager. Deanna’s upbeat, positive personality have won plaudits from volunteers and clients alike and we look forward to her taking responsibility for our amazing volunteers. With Deanna moving “down the hall”, Boca Helping Hands is now accepting applications for a Receptionist. Anyone interested i
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Boca Helping Hands has reached a new milestone, 1,000,000 pounds of food recovered! Thank you for being a part of this amazing journey to help those less fortunate in our community. Food Recovery *Each year America produces 539,000,000,000 pounds of food *We throw out HALF of that (270,000,000,000 pounds of food) *Fully HALF of that (135,000,000,000 pounds) is recoverable. *Based on statistics and population, Palm Beach County throws out 169,000,000 pounds of recoverable food each year.
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Boca Helping Hands Celebrates 1,000,000 Pounds of Food Recovered in 2012!

Over the past few months, you have read about the incredible growth in the numbers of people served by the incredible volunteers and staff at Boca Helping Hands. Today, we serve over 4,600 hot meals each month, and distribute well over 4,000 pantry bags of perishable and non-perishable groceries to local families. Over 1000 students in local elementary schools receive backpacks on Friday with food for the weekend. And our Resource Center and Job Mentor Program are serving more people than ever before.
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Check out this PDF of Boca Helping Hands’ 6th Annual Bowling for Bread Event and Food Drive Powerpoint presentation shown at Strikes@Boca during our event Sunday, Sept. 9th. Please show your support to those who donated.
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Dean J. Borg New Member of Boca Helping Hands' Board of Directors

By: James S. Gavrilos
Date: August 21, 2012
Boca Helping Hands is proud to announce the addition of Dean J. Borg, new member of the Board of Directors as of September 15, 2012. Boca Helping Hands is a leading community resource center for Boca Raton. Boca Helping Hands’ programs include: The Food Center - open 6 days serving lunch Monday through Saturday, and a Thursday night family dinner; Pantry Program – Distributing over 4,000 pantry bags monthly to qualified clients; Resource Center – Reaching out into the community to offer referrals to other agencies as well as limited financial help to qualified Boca Raton residents in crisis situations; Children’s Assistance Program – Helping children with after school programs and summer camps; BHH Backpacks-reaching five elementary schools with over 1,000 students who are given backpacks containing 6 meals, 2 snacks and 2 juice boxes for the weekend; The Job Mentoring Program – Helping our clients become job ready with our expanding computer and Life Skills classes.
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Allianz Championship birdies fore charity event is February 6-12, 2012
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Boca Christian School Torch Run Benefits Boca Helping Hands!

By: Karen Swedenborg
Date: January 23, 2012
Boca Christian Schools Annual Torch Run: Saturday, January 21, 2012 was a perfect day for a 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Youth Run. Boca Christian had a record 350 entries!
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A Blessed 2012 to All

By: James S. Gavrilos
Date: January 1, 2012
Last Saturday, I ran into Ron and Monica Bucher who had just returned to the Boca Helping Hands warehouse after another busy day passing out Pantry Bags in West Boca. Monica seemed visibly moved and handed me an envelope. I assumed she was moved because their team had just distributed 200 pantry bags in two hours. You read that right… In 2011, the amazing Boca Helping Hands family…
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Rotaract Students put this on Youtube...A Story on Thanksgiving Day at Boca Helping Hands

By: Karen Swedenborg
Source: PBSC Rotarack Students
Date: December 23, 2011
"... kick back, relax, and enjoy the eighty degree perfect beach weather that is Christmas in South Florida while you watch the following video about this years Thanksgiving dinner at Helping Hands":

Gary Peters AFP Outstanding Philanthropist

By: Karen Swedenborg
Date: December 2, 2011
Boca Helping Hands staff, Board Members, special guests and Gary Peters’ family attended the AFP National Philanthropy Day 2011 on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at the Ritz Carlton, Palm Beach. The elegant lunch honored Gary Peters, Boca Helping Hands Board President as Outstanding Philanthropist. Gary Peters’ commitment to Boca Helping Hands speaks for itself. In addition to his tireless efforts as President of the Board, Gary has brought some incredible talent to our Board and volunteer ranks. He has been the driving force
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