What a perfect morning to celebrate Earth Day! Boca Helping Hands, represented by Karen Swedenborg, Development Manager, Helped in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Boca Raton Community Garden. Boca Helping Hands will receive 10% of the crops grown in this garden starting in October of this year. This garden is located off of 2nd Avenue between Glades and Palmetto. To learn more about the garden please go to: www.bocaratoncommunitygarden.com
Boca Helping Hands held its 5th Annual MONOPOLY Event and Casino Night proved to be its best ever raising $130,000! Mr. MONOPOLY , the Hasbro character portrayed by Leonard Wierzbowski, greeted the guests as they gathered to play MONOPOLY, Texas Holdem, Black Jack and Roulette at The Country Club at Boca Raton. Gary Peters, a two-time National MONOPOLY Champion and President of the Board of Directors at Boca Helping Hands, oversaw the MONOPOLY Tournament. The five top players were Kent Mayer, David J. Mezzanotte, David Spinola, Alain Troadec and the Grand BHH MONOPOLY Champion Keith Nassetta. Astounding raffle baskets and a live auction and a $20,000 Matching Challenge by the Asofsky Family Foundation met, in 15 minutes, helped Boca Helping Hands achieve a record breaking fundraising event.
On Saturday, January 15th, Boca Helping Hands had 100 people attended their Visionary Seminar at Saint Andrew’s School. Board Members, Staff, Volunteers, business owners and people in the community made up this diverse group. These individuals were split into 12 groups and then proceeded to work the process of the Visioning Seminar. They then brought their ideas and strategies for an exciting future and vision for Boca Helping Hands.
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA- On January 15, 2011, Boca Helping Hands will sponsor a one-day "Visioning Seminar" to explore goals and dreams for the future. All our donors, volunteers and supporters are invited to attend!
On Sunday, December 12th, Boca Helping Hands and The Wayne Barton Study Center along with many volunteers and supporters hosted a fun filled Christmas dinner with music and an appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Clause.
Each year, Boca Helping Hands partners with the Wayne Barton Study Center to provide a Christmas Dinner for the residents of Dixie Manor and Pearl City. This year’s dinner will take place on Sunday, December 12th at 1:30pm.
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA- Boca Raton Fire Rescue Explorer Post # 315 worked together and purchased food to donate to Boca Helping Hands. Fire Explorers individually purchased the food to help make this holiday season brighter for families in need. Post #315 donated more than 200 non-perishable items. This is the fifth year that Fire Explorer’s have helped by donating food to Boca Helping Hands.
The team from Wendy’s International, Area 148, Ft. Lauderdale spent Monday, November 22, at Boca Helping Hands helping. Wendy’s arranged to have food drives in their 7 districts and 45 restaurants. After delivering the 1,800lbs of food from their food drive, this hard working team then proceeded to unload their cars and vans, weigh and loaded the food on to pallets, which were then taken up to our 2nd floor loft warehouse. A few of the team worked in the loft warehouse unloading the pallelts and stacking up the supplies. Mr. Schultz even coordinated his team, along with Boca Helping Hands Office Manager, Suzan Javizian, to fan out and pick up the many frozen turkeys and more food that was donated.
This was one of the many fun activities at this years’ MONOPOLY® Event & Casino Game Night held on Saturday, March 14th at Boca Raton Resort & Club to help raise funds for Boca Helping Hands.
For almost 15 years, Diane Irving has worked with her offices at Smith Barney to capitalize on the excitement of the Super Bowl to raise awareness and funds for Boca Helping Hands.
Tristan Cade decided to forgo any gifts for his 10th birthday and asked his friends to bring money that would be donated to Boca Helping Hands for people in need in our community.