Boca Helping Hands and Palm Beach State College Offered Free Vision Screenings

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.

A Cereal Surprise

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 brothers feeding the hungry get big surprise from General Mills

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.

Cereal Drive for Boca Helping Hands receives extra special surprise from General Mills

Twin 11-year old brothers Luke and Jett Justin host massive cereal drive for Boca Helping Hands. 

Big cereal reveal for twins feeding the hungry

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 now offering gluten-free food program

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.

13th Annual Monopoly Event & Casino Night

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.

Boca Helping Hands Opens Free Job Training Center

Boca Helping Hands has opened the Justin D. Webb Training Center.

Honoring a Community of Leading Men With Caring Hearts

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. 

BHH Launches New Gluten Free Pantry Bag Program

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.

Boca Helping Hands E-Newsletter: January, 2019

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 Issues 13th Consecutive 4-Star Rating to Boca Helping Hands!

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!

New Facility Debuts for Job Training, Needs

Boca Helping Hands has opened the Justin D. Webb Training Center offering free job-assistance programs. 

Boca Helping Hands Opens Justin D. Webb Training Center to Accommodate Job Training Programs

Boca Helping Hands has opened the Justin D. Webb Training Center, to accommodate its Job Readiness and other training classes.

Join us for the 13th Annual MONOPOLY Event & Casino Night!

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 Seeks Development Specialist to Join Our Team

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.

Boca Helping Hands Bus Pass Program

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.

Annual End of the Year Matching Campaign - We Knew We Could Count on You!!

As I said at the beginning of the 2018 End of Year Matching Campaign, BHH’s “understated approach” to fundraising only works beca...

Obituary: Arthur Remillard

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.

Holiday Cheer

Renata Clasen and her daughter, Sarah Passos, 13, applaud the Yuletide Carolers during...

Town Center at Boca Raton serves Christmas dinner to families in need

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.

On the Case: BHH Adds Case Management Capabilities for Job Training and Mentoring Programs

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...

An Announcement from our Board President on the Passing of Mr. Remillard

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)

Boca Helping Hands provides free meals on Thanksgiving

BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — A plethora of white plastic bags contrasted with red words that simply read, "Thank You."

Boca Helping Hands feeds the hungry for Thanksgiving

BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — Boca Helping Hands, a community-based organization, will be helping hundreds of families this holiday season by providing dinners to those in need at three different events in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach.

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church & Congregation B'nai Israel are hosting a Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, November 20th from 3:30pm - 7:00pm at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church (200 NE 12th Street, Boca Raton). 

Hospitality Job Training Program

Through the combination of Phase 1 (Job Readiness), Phase 2 (technical training), and Phase 3 (Job Mentoring), BHH has developed a rigorous, engaging, and successful Job Training Program in an in-demand field designed to get students trained, certified, and employed.

Homecoming week event collects canned food for charity

FAU’s 10th annual “ExtravaCANza” event yesterday featured 16 different student organizations collecting canned food for local charities as a part of the Homecoming week festivities.

Bowling for Bread Event & Food Drive

Boca Helping Hands held its 12th annual Bowling for Bread Event & Food Drive at Strikes at Boca with 400 kids and supporters in attendance. The event benefited participating children's non-profits.