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.
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.
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.
JOIN US - You're invited to Boca Helping Hands 13th Annual Bowling for Bread Event & Food Drive! Join us on Sunday, August 25th from 2pm - 5pm for an afternoon of fun, food and bowling. Held in conjunction with Boca Raton Chamber Festival Days, this annual event benefits local children's based nonprofits. All proceeds from this event will be given to the participating nonprofits.
When Eric Justin first brought his twin sons to join him as a volunteer at Boca Helping Hands three years ago, he probably didn't know how their participation would grow into a cereal collection program that now involves seven local elementary schools - and show no sign of stopping.
Supporters of Boca Helping Hands passed go at the 13th annual Monopoly event in Boca Raton. The party, co-chaired by LouAnn Such and Dale Workman, attracted more than 250 guests, with Connor Jimenez crowned Monopoly champion. The evening included hors d’oeuvres and dinner, silent and live auctions, casino gaming and a DJ. Two-time national Monopoly champion Gary Peters served as tournament mediator. Boca Helping Hands provides food, medical and other services to people in need.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital (BRRH) Community Outreach, in collaboration with FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Residents Clinic, have partnered with Boca Helping Hands since 2016 to provide access to health care for those who may otherwise go without.
Press Release: Supporters of Boca Helping Hands “Passed Go” at 13th Annual MONOPOLY Event & Casino Night
Supporters of Boca Helping Hands “passed go” at the 13th Annual Monopoly Event & Casino Night on April 13 at The Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club in Boca Raton. The event, co-chaired by LouAnn Such and Dale Workman, attracted more than 250 guests, with attendee Connor Jimenez crowned MONOPOLY® Game Champion.
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.
Press Release: "11 Year Old Twins Received Surprise of Their Lives at Boca Helping Hands in Recognition of Their Cereal Drive"
Twin eleven year old boys who volunteer at Boca Helping Hands received the surprise of their young lives on March 12 at Boca Helping Hands in Boca Raton.
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.
Press Release: "11 Year Old Twins to Receive Surprise of Their Life at Boca Helping Hands in Recognition of Their Cereal Drive"
Twin eleven year old boys who volunteer at Boca Helping Hands will receive the surprise of their young lives on March 12 at 3 p.m. at Boca Helping Hands, 1500 N.W. 1st Court, Boca Raton.
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.