Jesus has an abiding concern for those in need and wants us to be his "helping hands" to them. He encourages us to offer water to the thirsty, clothes to the naked, and food to the hungry. This can be done in countless ways - but my heart gives thanks that by supporting Boca Helping Hands (BHH), I know that I am being obedient to my Lord. As a pastor in Boca Raton for nearly 15 years, I have been very blessed to make numerous connections with BHH’s incredible work.
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 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.
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?”
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.
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...
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.