WPBF 25 News sharing news that BHH's new truck is fully funded!

Our sincerest thanks to each individual, organization and foundation that helped make this new acquisition possible. Your generosity ensures that Boca Helping Hands will be able to continue distributing over 2 million pounds of food annually to the community we serve.

NEW TRUCK NOW FULLY FUNDED!

In mid-September, we suffered the unexpected loss of "Grandpa Bear," a 24-foot food-delivery truck that was the oldest and largest in our fleet. This critical piece of equipment picked up food from local food banks, transported pantry bags to our West Boca and Boynton Beach locations, and delivered food to elementary schools for our BHH Backpacks Program.

"Boca founding family scion joins Marshall Grant law firm"

"I am blessed to serve on the board of Boca Helping Hands. Although Boca is affluent, there are still people who need a loving, caring hand. I have been privileged to volunteer at Boca Helping Hands with my church but wanted to do more for the community that I love. I am excited to see how I can continue to serve and work with the team at Boca Helping Hands."

WPTV at announcing the $25,000 Matching Campaign for a New Truck.

This 24-foot truck was a critical piece of equipment that was used to procure and deliver food to the community. Boca Helping Hands desperately need to replace this crucial vehicle in our operations. Make a contribution toward our $25,000 Matching Campaign today!

WPTV at BHH featuring the recent loss of our largest truck, "Grandpa Bear."

This 24-foot truck was a critical piece of equipment that was used to procure and deliver food to the community. Boca Helping Hands desperately need to replace this crucial vehicle in our operations.

CBS 12 News at Boca Helping Hands showcasing the recent loss of our largest truck, "Grandpa Bear."

“With the loss of this truck, we’re having to use multiple vehicles to fill these needs, resulting in double the fuel and paid drivers,” said Greg Hazle, Executive Director of Boca Helping Hands. “We are unable to provide food to as many people in need because of our current situation. We are asking for the community’s help to replace this truck.”

WPBF 25 News at BHH featuring the recent loss of our largest truck, "Grandpa Bear."

This 24-foot truck was a critical piece of equipment that was used to procure and deliver food to the community. Boca Helping Hands desperately need to replace this crucial vehicle in our operations.

Boca Helping Hands needs your help replacing a vital vehicle in the Boca Helping Hands fleet.

This was Grandpa Bear. Grandpa Bear was our oldest and largest truck: the truck with the most capacity for delivering compassion. We recently lost Grandpa Bear to a blown head gasket after a long battle with multiple ailments. This 24-foot truck was a critical piece of equipment that was used to procure and deliver food to the community. We desperately need to replace this crucial vehicle in our operations.

"Bowling for Bread raises record amount"

It was a lucky 13th year for Boca Helping Hands’ Bowling for Bread event at Strikes@BocaRaton, raising a record $16,000 that will go to local children’s charities.

"Bowling for Bread raises record amount for children’s charities"

It was a lucky 13th year for Boca Helping Hands’ Bowling for Bread event at Strikes@BocaRaton, raising a record $16,000 that will go to local children’s charities. More than 200 children who are served by the participating charities signed up to bowl, according to organizers.

"Boca Helping Hands: Job training, resources for self-sufficiency"

What does Boca Helping Hands do? Boca Helping Hands (BHH) provides food, medical and financial assistance to community members in need and offers job training, job mentoring and other resources to help them gain self-sufficiency. Founded as a modest soup kitchen in 1998, BHH has grown into one of the largest nonprofit service providers in Palm Beach County.

"Where Were You Last Week?"

Boca Helping Hands raised a record $16,000 on behalf of area children’s charities during the 13th Annual  Bowling  for  Bread fundraising event on Sunday.

Hurricane Dorian Update - BHH Hours of Operation

Boca Helping Hands is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian and how it will impact our hours of operation.

"Saiko-i lends a Helping Hand"

Saiko-i Sushi Lounge & Hibachi in Boca Raton is passing on donations from patrons of the restaurant to Boca Helping Hands.

BHH at WPEC discussing Bowling for Bread

Greg Hazle, Boca Helping Hands Executive Director, spoke with WPEC about this year's Bowling for Bread Event and Food Drive. 

"Boca Helping Hands Are Bowling For Bread!"

Boca Helping Hands is hosting its 13th Annual Bowling for Bread Event on Sunday, Aug. 25th at Strikes@Boca Raton, 21046 Commercial Trail in Boca Raton, from 2pm - 5pm. 

"Boca Helping Hands Bowling for Bread"

Boca Helping Hands will host their 13th annual Bowling for Bread event on August 25th.

"Bowl For Bread With Boca Helping Hands"

Whether you bowl a strike or wind up in the gutter, everyone’s a winner at Boca Helping Hands’ Bowling for Bread. The 13th annual event is coming up on Aug. 25 from 2-5 p.m. at Strikes @ Boca Raton. Join in the fun for an afternoon of food, bowling, trophies and a silent auction.

"Bowling for Bread highlights mission of Boca Chamber Festival Days"

About 200 children from various children’s organizations in Palm Beach County will spend the afternoon bowling, eating and receiving trophies during the Boca Helping Hands 13th annual Bowling for Bread event on Sunday, Aug. 25 at Strikes@Boca.

"CAP: Understanding the Need for Out-of-School Care"

In 2006, Boca Helping Hands (BHH) made a deliberate decision to increase its financial resource assistance to include the Children’s Assistance Program (CAP). This program was born out of a very apparent need to help working families pay for safe, reliable childcare whilst being able to maintain full-time employment opportunities. At present, BHH is able to assist with funds that can be used toward daycare, after-care, summer camp or extracurricular activities in any given school calendar year.

"Dynamic Duo - General Mills Gifts Surprise Donation To Boca Volunteers Luke and Jett Justin"

They say persistence pays off - and 11-year-old twins Luke and Jett Justin are a testament to that. 

"Boca Helping Hands ups job-training efforts with new center"

A Boca Raton-based nonprofit known for lending a hand to the community’s workforce has added another arm. Boca Helping Hands opened the Justin D. Webb Training Center last fall to accommodate its job training program.

"Serving the Other Boca: Boca Helping Hands"

In 2005, Gary Peters had no intention of being more than a one-time donor to Boca Helping Hands. Fourteen years later, he’s the president of the board. It all started in October of that year, when Hurricane Wilma smashed into Florida, killing 62 people and leaving Palm Beach County without power for two weeks. With stores closed and refrigerated and frozen foods rotting, Peters wondered how people were going to eat...

"Practicing What We Preach and Teach!"

Jesus has an abiding concern for those in need and wants us to be his "helping hands" to them. He encourages us to offer water to the thirsty, clothes to the naked, and food to the hungry. This can be done in countless ways - but my heart gives thanks that by supporting Boca Helping Hands (BHH), I know that I am being obedient to my Lord. As a pastor in Boca Raton for nearly 15 years, I have been very blessed to make numerous connections with BHH’s incredible work.

Boca Helping Hands E-Newsletter: June, 2019

This newsletter contains articles including a recap of our One-Day Job Readiness Workshop, a Save-the-Date for the 13th Annual Bowling for Bread Event & Food Drive, Free Vision Screenings and much more.

Job Opportunity - Driver/Warehouse Support

Boca Helping Hands is currently seeking a Full Time Driver/Warehouse Support person to join it’s warehouse team!

"Boca Helping Hands Summer Donation"

Boca Helping Hands is looking for donations of non-perishable items to help families in south Palm Beach County. 

"Join the Family - Volunteering at Boca Helping Hands"

Volunteers are the backbone of Boca Helping Hands; without the hundreds of volunteers that come in and out of our doors each week, we would not be able to carry out our mission. Through their dedication and hard work, we are able to have a direct impact on the clients that we serve within our community. 

Press Release: "Boca Helping Hands Announces Major Gift"

Boca Helping Hands announced today that the late Arthur J. Remillard, Jr. left the organization just over $1 million ($1.063M) in his estate as a Legacy Gift to its endowment fund, intended to help ensure the organization’s long-term financial viability.

Boca Helping Hands hosts one-day Job Readiness Workshop

Saturday marked another step in Boca Helping Hands’ ongoing quest to support and empower our clients in new ways. Job Readiness is an intensive week-long seminar typically reserved for Phase I of our Job Training Program. Covering a variety of topics, it’s designed to better prepare students for not only Phase 2, but also for the working world that awaits them upon graduation. It’s a key pillar of the program, and one that students find both beneficial and empowering.