Boca Helpin Hands will be hosting two FREE Job Training Program Information Sessions for clients to learn more about our FREE Job Training Programs.
Eleven-year-old twins Jett and Luke Justin of Boca Raton have extra-large spirits of giving for their age. Since they were 7, the youngsters have volunteered for Boca Helping Hands, a nonprofit in Boca Raton that feeds hungry people, provides job training and mentoring and distributes vouchers for medical and dental care. Jett and Luke, along with their parents, Eric and Lukana Justin, would spend a few hours most Fridays after school filling pantry bags with food for underserved people in the community. Luke and Jett noticed that there were more lunch and dinner foods than breakfast foods. Where was the cereal?
In Martin Scorsese’s 2013 dramedy, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Leonardo DiCaprio portrays Jordan Belfort, a real-life rags-to-riches stockbroker who builds then quashes a billion-dollar empire by finagling his investors out of millions. Gary Peters chuckles when asked if he shared any of Belfort’s Caligula-like experiences while trading municipal bonds on Wall Street. “No, we (colleagues) didn’t act like that,” he says, “although we were well aware of people who did. For me, family values always took center stage.”
Walk into Boca Helping Hands on any given day and you will witness a flurry of activity. A small army of volunteers is in the kitchen cooking up a delicious meal that will feed countless hungry people while another set of troops is in the warehouse packing up bags of groceries, frozen meat and fresh produce to be handed out to needy families. This is just another typical day at Boca Helping Hands, but the question that is voiced most often is, “where does all of this food come from?”
Yesterday was a special day at Boca Helping Hands as we opened the doors to the Justin D. Webb Training Center and welcomed students from the Ophthalmic Medical Technology Program at Palm Beach State College. Worldwide, there are more than 285 million people who are visually impaired. As BHH Program Director Trina Chin Cheong pointed out, by opening up the availability to this complimentary vision screening, we were able to add another layer of assistance, support and awareness to the community we serve.
Twin brothers Luke and Jett Justin turned their love for cereal and giving back to the community into a multi-school cereal drive in Boca Raton, Florida. The fifth-graders, now 11, have been volunteering at their local food pantry, Boca Helping Hands, for the past five years.
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Your mother always said breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Apparently, a couple of young brothers in Boca Raton heard that message loud and clear because they started a cereal drive for Boca Helping Hands at Calusa Elementary School a few years ago.
Twin fifth-graders’ cereal drive for families in need sat in huge containers on the tarmac. But little did they know 2,700 boxes from a cereal giant were hidden behind a truck outside Boca Helping Hands.
Boca Helping Hands, a nonprofit organization that provides food, medical and financial assistance to individuals and families, recently opened the first Gluten Free Pantry Bag Program in Palm Beach County. The South Florida Celiac Support Group is providing the funding to help residents in need who have celiac disease or a gluten allergy or intolerance.
This is Boca Helping Hands major fundraising event of the year as guests vie for the BHH title of, MONOPOLY® Game Champion. Enjoy the tasty hors d’oeuvres and dinner while checking out our Silent and Live Auction. There is also Casino Gaming for our guests to enjoy. Have fun as our DJ mixes the music for your dancing and listening pleasure. All proceeds from this event benefit Boca Helping Hands, a 501 (c) (3) organization named Charity Navigator 4 Star award winner for the 13th consecutive year.
Every year the program honors two extraordinary men who have personally dedicated their lives to the betterment of our community. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to the remarkable Gary Peters, Board President of Boca Helping Hands, for his transformative work.
Boca Helping Hands is pleased to announce that as of this morning we’ve officially kicked off our Gluten Free Pantry Bag Program! President and CEO Phyllis Kessler of the South Florida Celiac Support Group, funders of this program, was onsite for a tour and witnessed the launch of this new program.
This newsletter contains articles including a recap of our Annual End of the Year Matching Campaign, a Save-the-Date for the 13th Annual MONOPOLY Event & Casino Night, the Kick-off for our new Gluten Free Pantry Bag Program and much more.
Charity Navigator rates over 9,000 charities nationwide and examines two broad areas of a charity's performance; their Financial Health and their Accountability & Transparency. Boca Helping Hands is pleased to announce that we have received our 13th!
Boca Helping Hands has opened the Justin D. Webb Training Center, to accommodate its Job Readiness and other training classes.
This is Boca Helping Hands major fundraising event of the year as guests vie for the BHH title of, MONOPOLY® Game Champion. Enjoy the tasty hors d'oeuvres and dinner while checking out our Silent and Live Auction. There is also Casino Gaming for our guests to enjoy.
Boca Helping Hands is looking for a highly skilled and data driven Development Specialist to join our team. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience in non-profit development, exceptional communication skills and knowledge of donor database management.
Among the wide array of services now available through Boca Helping Hands, the one that most flies under the radar perhaps is its Bus Pass Program. Under this cooperative program with Palm Tran, Boca Helping Hands sells monthly and daily bus passes at reduced prices to qualifying individuals through its Transportation Disadvantage (TD) Program.
As I said at the beginning of the 2018 End of Year Matching Campaign, BHH’s “understated approach” to fundraising only works beca...
BOCA RATON — Arthur Remillard was a successful business owner, a dedicated family man and a generous philanthropist best known for his support of Boca Helping Hands and for providing the bulk of funding for the organization’s $3 million, 15,000-square-foot resource center.
BOCA RATON, Fla. — The Town Center at Boca Raton was closed to shoppers for the holiday, but the doors were open for dozens of families eating Christmas dinner.
I was born and raised in Boca Raton, Florida, where I sparked my passion for helping others. I obtained a Bachelors of Social Work from Florida State University and a Masters of Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. Over the past few years I have had the opportunity to work alongside several agencies, helping various “at risk” populations. I joined Boca Helping Hands (BHH) three months ago and have had the unique opportunity to help mold the role of the Social Worker position to best assist our clients. As the new Soci...
It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the sad news of the passing of my patron saint, Mr. Arthur J. Remillard, Jr. Mr. Remillard was many things to many people, but at his core he was a man with a passion for helping others. Although his acts of philanthropy far preceded his involvement with Boca Helping Hands, his initial connection to BHH began a friendship between us that would stretch over 16 years. After relocating to South Florida, Mr. Remillard set out to find an agency he could support. He was introduced to BHH during its very hu... (click headline for complete story)