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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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Feed My Community! A Community Program Sponsored by First United Methodist Church

By: James S. Gavrilos
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: August 15, 2013
Feed My Community will kick off this Saturday (August 17th) with a special showing of “A Place at the Table” at the F.A.U. University Theater at 6:30 P.M.
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LIBBY’S NOODLE DRIVE

By: Karen Swedenborg
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: August 13, 2013
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Boca Helping Hands Surpasses One Million Pounds for 2013!!

By: James S. Gavrilos
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: July 19, 2013
Last year, we surpassed One Million Pounds of food for the year for the first time on BRRH Food Drive October 18th. This year, Boca Helping Hands is doing even better. Today (July 19th), at 11:00 A.M., we received our One Millionth Pound of food for the year, courtesy of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Employee Food
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To support a good cause, James S. Gavrilos "Goes to Jail" for MDA

By: Karen Swedenborg
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: May 23, 2013
Our Executive Director, James S. Gavrilos was arrested today, May 23, 2013 for having a Big Heart!!! Mr. Gavrilos wanted to be arrested among friends so he chose the noon hour at Boca Helping Hands where they serve lunches for 175 to 200 people a day six days a week. Everyone laughed and cheered as the Boca Raton Police officer "arrested him". The Boca Raton Police Officer put on the handcuffs and led Mr. Gavrilos out to a waiting police car. Being a good sport he even smilied for the camera! Cafe Esperanza at Boca Helping Hands may visit him with a cake an a file!
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Stamp Out Hunger-Boca Helping Hands 5-11-13

By: Karen Swedenborg
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: May 14, 2013
At 4:00pm Boca Helping Hands was bustling along with over 65 volunteers who were gearing up for the first truck of canned goods to come from the Stamp Out Hunger Drive sponsored through the US Post Office. Boca Helping Hands was thrilled to receive the donations from the Tamiami Post Office in addition to the Boca Rio Station. With BHH distributing over 5,000 bags of groceries each month we are very thankful for this opportunity to take part in the Stamp Out Hunger Drive. We want to thank our amazing community partners: Junior League of Boca Raton, Bloomingdales of Boca, Leadership Boca Class of 2013, Rotary Club of Boca Raton, Rotaract of Palm Beach State College and Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
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Boca Helping Hands Remembers Marilyn Frontera

Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: March 22, 2013
On Thursday Night, Boca Helping Hands served the usual Thursday Night Family Dinner from 4:30 to 6:00. But this week (March 21st) dinner will take on a special significance. It has been one year since the passing of our beloved Marilyn Frontera. We will honor Marilyn’s memory in a manner consistent with her own courageous fight against cancer.
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