First Citizens Bank supports Boca Helping Hands Bowling for Bread Event



BOCA RATON, FLA – August 17, 2016 – First Citizens Bank has committed to support Boca Helping Hands as their for-profit partner at their 10th Annual Bowling For Bread event. This event will be held on Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Strikes at Boca Raton, which will be held in conjunction with Boca Raton Chamber Festival Days.

The Bowling for Bread event is a fundraiser to help benefit the participating children’s charities which include: 4KIDS of South Florida, Inc., Adopt A Family, American Association of Care Giving Youth, Family Promise of South Palm Beach County, Florence Fuller (East & West), HomeSafe, Jim & Jan Moran Boys & Girls Club, Kids in Distress, Place of Home Boca & West Palm Beach, PROPEL, Salvation Army, SOS Children’s Villages, Unicorn Children’s Foundation, and YMCA.

Individuals, families and children will enjoy an afternoon of fun, food and bowling, while completing for trophies recognizing the best bowlers. Participation through sponsorships, donations or raffle items are a great way to get involved to support the organizations and the event.

Boca Helping Hands is a 501(c)(3) organization that opened in 1998 as a food center to help the local residents. Today, they are open 6-days per week with a family dinner on Thursday evenings and deliver meals to homebound disabled and elderly individuals. In 2002 Boca Helping Hands opened their Recourse Center to help Boca Raton residents with crisis situations, such as eviction, utility cancelation and prescription medications and recently expanded their job-training program.

 “We are delighted to be involved with such a great organization,” said Martine Pierre-Paul, Financial Sales Manager for First Citizens Bank in Boca Raton. “Boca Helping Hands makes such a positive impact on the Boca Raton community.”

For more information on the event or available sponsorships, visit or contact Karen Swedenborg at (561) 367-1193.

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About Boca Helping Hands

Boca Helping Hands provides food, medical and financial assistance to meet basic human needs as well as education, job training and guidance to create self-sufficiency.  For more information on Boca Helping Hands visit

About First Citizens Bank

First Citizens Bank is the largest family controlled bank in the United States. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, serving the community since 1898, they have over 500 branches nationwide and the highest rating of 5 stars. For more information on First Citizens Bank visit