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.

Press Release: "Boca Helping Hands to hold 13th Annual Monopoly Event & Casino Night"

Boca Helping Hands will host the 13th Annual Monopoly Event & Casino Night on Saturday, April 13 at 6 p.m. at The Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club, 2425 West Maya Palm Drive, Boca Raton. Co-chairs for the event are LouAnn Such and Dale Workman.

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...

Press Release: "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. This building was made possible through a generous grant from the Ruth and Hal Launders Charitable Trust. The facility houses the Leah and Samuel Hochman Health and Wellness Classroom, a second classroom dedicated in Memory of Henry Weitz, an administrative office that was dedicated in Memory of Dr. Herbert L. Watchtel along with a smaller interview room for professional development sessions. The building is across the street from the Boca Helping Hands Remillard Family Resource Center, 1500 NW 1st Court, Boca Raton

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). 

Press Release: "Boca Helping Hands Feeds the Hungry for Thanksgiving at Three Separate Events"

Hundreds of families and individuals will be thankful this holiday season as Boca Helping Hands will provide Thanksgiving dinners to those in need at three separate events in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach.

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.

Boca Helping Hands Honored Long Time Supporter Arthur J. Remillard, Jr. at Celebration

Boca Raton, FL —Boca Helping Hands recognized past and present friends, donors and volunteers at their CELEBRATION event on October 20th at the Boca Raton Marriott.  The organization gave special recognition to Arthur J. Remillard, Jr. who made the Boca Helping Hands Remillard Family Resource Center possible.

Boca philanthropist recognized as a very Helping Hand

At 87, Remillard cringes when he sees people on television, both in the U.S. and abroad, who don’t have enough to eat. It’s heartbreaking for him to see people living in poverty and struggling to get by.

Boca Helping Hands Honored Long Time Supporter Arthur J. Remillard, Jr. at Celebration

Boca Helping Hands recognized past and present friends, donors and volunteers at their CELEBRATION event on October 20th at the Boca Raton Marriott.  The organization gave special recognition to Arthur J. Remillard, Jr. who made the Boca Helping Hands Remillard Family Resource Center possible.

Boca Helping Hands Fall 2018 Newsletter

This newsletter contains articles including our upcoming Annual End of the Year Matching Campaign, a Job Training Success Story,  the Volunteer Appreciation BBQ,  BocaHelpingHand.org's New Look and much more.

Job Training Success Story - Yadira Pagan

Yadira had a wonderful job as a patient advocate with a company she worked at for 9 years. In the 3 walls of her cubical at her corporate job she worked hard, earned her weekly paycheck and provided as the main breadwinner for her family. She felt comfortable in every sense of the word. Unbeknownst to her or her coworker, the company she had faithfully dedicated herself to for so long was committing fraud. With FBI agents immediately closing the doors, she found herself without a job and unsure of what to do next. Desperate for work, she found herself bouncing from dead-end job to dead-end job. Despite always giving it her all, each job would eventually fall short of the new career path she sought. It was through the suggestion of an old coworker (who had secured employment through our Job Mentoring Program) that Yadira discovered Boca Helping Hands. After completing the HHA program, Yadira approached every door, open or otherwise, with the confidence her certification provided. She has found great success in the HHA industry. She currently works privately and with three different agencies, providing her with a flexible schedule and a variety of settings. In addition, she continues to use the lessons from her Job Readiness Class to create a manageable work/life balance, and feels both comfortable and confident in the career she’s created for herself.

"Age is just a number for 100-year-old volunteer"

For one local man, age is just a number. At 100 years old, Mel Lazerick volunteers three times a week, feeding the needy in his community.

"After two decades of handing out groceries, 100-year-old volunteer to be honored by Boca Helping Hands"

At 100, Mel Lazerick isn’t slowing down. He volunteers three days a week at Boca Helping Hands where he’s been handing out groceries for the last two decades.