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Charity Navigator Names BHH one of the Top Ten Charities Growing in a Hurry!

By: James S. Gavrilos
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: December 6, 2013
Over the course of a year we sent various updates and statistics; by now you are aware that Boca Helping Hands is serving more people than ever before. Every month, our amazing volunteers distribute nearly 6,000 pantry bags of groceries and serve well over 5,000 hot meals. We are delivering 1,400 backpacks to eight schools weekly, helping people through our Resource Center and Job Mentor Programs, and in January, launched Esperanza Catering at Boca Helping Hands, our job training program.
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Macy's Foundation $4,000 Grant to Boca Helping Hands!

By: Boca Helping Hands
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: December 6, 2013
Boca Helping Hands wants to thank the Macy’s Foundation for their generous support of our programs. In 2013 we received a $45,000 grant from their foundation. This money will be used to support our many programs that include:
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iStorage Boynton Beach helping to feed hungry families

By: Boca Helping Hands
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: November 27, 2013
iStorage Boynton Beach is partnering with Boca Helping Hands to feed families in need.
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Thanksgiving Week 2013 - Aching muscles, drenched clothing…and warm spirits…

By: James S. Gavrilos
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: November 27, 2013
From Monday morning to Wednesday morning, the amazing team of BHH staff and volunteers distributed 1250 turkeys and baskets to local families. Those with tickets came on Monday and Tuesday to receive their baskets and turkeys. On Monday, while all this activity was going on across the street at the Annex, our staff and volunteers in the main facility were handling an overflow crowd. On Monday morning alone, they passed out over 340 pantry bags of groceries…a new one day record at BHH! Tuesday brought more of the same. This morning, at 6:45 A.M. in a cold, drenching rain, Bill Harper, Deanna Duke, Natalie Warren, Maureen Cavallaro and volunteers from Lexis-Nexis and F.A.U. were on hand to distribute the remaining turkeys and baskets on a “first come-first served” basis. In the pouring rain and in the darkness of a Wednesday morning, a steady stream of cars lined up to receive a Thanksgiving Turkey and Basket.
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ICAN Food Drive Press Release

By: Kathleen Berzon
Source: ICan
Date: November 22, 2013
(Boca Raton, FL) November 27, 2013 – In the spirit of giving, America’s premier health insurance agency iCan Benefit Group recently hosted a food drive for Boca Helping Hands, a local South Florida community-based charity that provides food and emergency assistance to those in need. The drive, which was held from November 1st to November 15th at iCan’s Boca Raton corporate headquarters, yielded a substantial donation wherein 356 pounds of dry and canned goods was raised for families and individuals currently in crisis.
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With the holiday season approaching, it’s not only a time for year-end reviews and planning, but also a time to give back to the community and to those less fortunate. From canned food collections to toy drives to monetary donations, there are many ways to turn this hectic time of year into something so much more meaningful. This year, following an incredible presentation from James S. Gavrilos, Executive Director of Boca Helping Hands, a community-based 501© (3) organization that provides help for people in crisis situations including meals, the Tilson PR team jumped at the opportunity in giving back to this group. Every week, the team volunteers at the Boca Helping Hands facility. From working the front desk to warehouse support to bagging groceries, the Tilson team is ready to roll up their sleeves to make a difference.
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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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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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