Boca Raton, FL (August 29, 2019)— Boca Helping Hands raised a record $16,000 on behalf of area children’s charities during the 13th Annual Bowling for Bread fundraising event on Sunday, August 25. More than 200 children served by the participating charities were signed up to bowl in the event, which was held at Strikes@BocaRaton.
“This is one of favorite events every year,” said Greg Hazle, Executive Director of Boca Helping Hands. “We love the synergy and collaboration amongst our charity partners, and we’re beyond thrilled that these amazing kids got to spend an afternoon simply having fun. That’s what this event is truly all about.”
Boca Helping Hands partners annually with area charities who provide services for youth in our community. The charities invited to this year’s Bowling for Bread event were: 4KIDS of South Florida, Inc.; Adopt a Family; American Association of Caregiving Youth; Boys and Girls Club of Boca Raton; City House Delray; Family Promise of South Palm Beach County; Florence Fuller (East & West); HomeSafe; Place of Hope; PROPEL; Salvation Army; SOS Children’s Villages; Unicorn Children’s Foundation and Youth Activity Center Boca.
Bowling for Bread was facilitated by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce as part of its annual Boca Festival Days. First Citizens Bank was Bowling for Bread’s For-Profit Partner and the Event Sponsor was the Lee Pearlson Steinberg Foundation.
About Boca Helping Hands
Boca Helping Hands (BHH) is a community-based nonprofit that provides food, medical and financial assistance to meet basic human needs as well as education, job training and guidance to create self-sufficiency.
BHH distributes more than 70,000 pantry bags each year at three Palm Beach County locations and serves over 55,000 hot meals annually, six days per week. The organization expands access to affordable medical, dental and behavioral care through its partnership with Genesis Community Health, serving uninsured clients at clinics in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach. BHH sends weekend meals home with local elementary school students via the BHH Backpacks Program and assists working families with the rising cost of childcare through the Children’s Assistance Program (CAP).
With an increased focus on client self-sufficiency, BHH awards scholarships for qualified candidates to attend accredited vocational training classes that prepare them for careers in the healthcare, information technology, transportation and hospitality industries. BHH also offers free English as a Second Language (ESOL) classes and courses in nutrition and other life skills. Staff and volunteer mentors counsel the unemployed and underemployed in basic workplace skills and help them polish resumes and search for jobs.
In January, Charity Navigator named Boca Helping Hands a Four-Star Charity for the 13th Consecutive Year. Boca Helping Hands is located at 1500 NW 1st Court, Boca Raton, FL 33432. For more information, please visit bocahelpinghands.org.