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Waterfront Way Foundation’s Inaugural Cruise For Kids Raises Twenty Thousand Dollars For Place Of Hope, In Lieu Of Five Fundraising Events Cancelled Due to COVID-19

[JUPITER, FLORIDA, June 10th, 2020] – Waterfront Way Foundation presented a check in the sum of $20,000 to Place of Hope this Tuesday from Waterfront Way Foundation’s “Cruise For Kids” event in May of this year. This amount was then doubled by Place of Hope’s Emergency Response Matching Fund to bring contributions to $40,000 in support of the non-profit organization.

Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Place of Hope was forced to cancel more than five fundraising events in 2020 to adhere to social distancing regulations, including the “Fish For Hope KDW

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With the help of hundreds of individual donors, local foundations and a legendary golfer, Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches used a Palm Beach golf event to successfully raise more than $300,000 to provide nutritious meals to homebound seniors during the coronavirus pandemic.

Golfer Tiger Woods is among those who have aided the West Palm Beach-based organization in providing more than 27,000 meals during the past nine weeks to seniors from Jupiter to Lantana.

Woods, a Jupiter Island resident, designated $83,333 to Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches as part of his role in The Match: Champions for Charity event held May 24 at The Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, the organization said.

The event, which also featured PGA Tour golf champion

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Now is your chance to donate all of the extra clothes and household items you've been sorting through during quarantine! Palm Beach County Goodwill Stores and Donation Centers will open in 4 days on Friday, May 15th. Store hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 7 days per week.   Goodwill's top priority is safe shopping and donating for everyone! They have installed barriers at the check out stations, staff will be wearing masks, shoppers will be limited to 25% capacity, they will be following santitation protocols, and all donations will be quarantined before items are placed out on the floor. Goodwill asks that all shoppers follow the safety protocols throughout the store which include social distancing, using one way aisles, and touchless payment if…
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The Palm Beach Outlets is stepping up to feed a need in the community in response to the deadly coronovirus pandemic.

On Monday morning, the popular West Palm Beach mall will convert into a drive-up food distribution center with the help of several volunteers from Feeding South Florida.

Every Monday in May from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., families in need can simply drive up and receive a week supply of groceries. Items include protein, fresh produce, eggs, milk, and other essential goods.

In addition to groceries, the Junior League of the Palm Beaches will provide each family with feminine hygiene products for women in need.

The distribution will take place at the Congress Avenue parking lot. Those in need are encouraged to arrive to receive a

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The Palm Beach Post reported recently that philanthropist and Palm Beach County resident Lois Pope gave $1 million to the Palm Beach County Food Bank, the largest gift in the food bank’s history.

The money will go to support and expand the food bank children’s program, Food4OurKids program, now renamed Lois’ Food4Kids.

“It’s very unusual,” Karen C. Erren, Food Bank executive director, said of the gift. “Mrs. Pope has really come to the forefront to ensure children in this community get access to the food they need.”

Every week, a backpack with seven meals for children, plus one meal for the family, is distributed through Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the county.

Palm Beach County represents the 10th largest school district in the

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A silver lining in the coronavirus pandemic is the number of rescue animals that have been adopted throughout South Florida. Dogs at one of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control's kennels have a big reason to smile and wag their tails right now.

For the first time in the shelter's history, they all got new homes during the coronavirus pandemic.

"An incredible and joyful thing happened today. For the first time in the history of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, we have completely emptied one of our three dog kennels," the shelter wrote on Facebook.

According to local news station WTHR, The Kennel Two staff celebrated in the empty housing unit -- all 48 double-sided units empty.

Shelter staff thanked the community and their

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Even though Goodwill's annual charity golf tournament has been cancelled this year due to COVID-19, there is still a way you can help fundraise for this incredible organization from the comfort of your own home! Professional Golfer Robert Allenby is challenging everyone at home right now to show him your trick shot to help fight homelessness! For every trick shot that is uploaded, GGI Trick Shot sponsors will donate $10 to help the fight against homelessness.

At the end of your video, don't forget to challenge three more people! Videos can be voted on, and the top 3 with the most votes will win Amazon gift cards!

Gulfstream Goodwill Industries (GGI) is the largest non-profit human services provider in the five counties

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, the nonprofit group best known for matching disadvantaged kids with one-on-one mentors, had a major decision to make when the coronavirus pandemic shut down its programs: Could it somehow continue helping its kids and their families during the emergency?

A survey of their needs identified one overriding need: Food. That meant Big Brothers had to pivot. And fast.

Within days, the mentorship and educational organization had transformed itself into a supplier of free food in bulk. Supported by local restaurants and Feeding South Florida, it began providing its families with hot pizza and meals and staples like rice and bread through pickups at its headquarters near Miami International Airport and deliveries across

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The city of West Palm has more than doubled its contributions to Restaurateur Rodney Mayo’s nonprofit established to feed workers who have been laid off because the Coronavirus.

Mayo is one of the owners of Subculture Group, which is one of the Palm Beaches most successful restaurant organizations owning 17 establishments from Subculture Coffee, to Howley’s, Camelot, and many other popular destinations.

Like many restaurants, the Subculture Group was forced to lay off workers due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. But owner Mayo committed to keeping one location (Howley’s) open to ensure his laid-off employees continued to get fed. They set Howley’s up like a giant kitchen where employees could come and pick up their meals.

Starting with just

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If you are among those most vulnerable for the Coronavirus, the main thing you can do to help out is simply staying home and keeping yourself as healthy as possible. If, however, you are not in the most-vulnerable category, there are some additional things you can do.

Volunteer with Meals on Wheels

Some Meals on Wheels chapters are looking for healthy volunteers who can be on call to make deliveries during the coronavirus outbreak. Many chapters also keep in touch with seniors at a distance through “telephone reassurance” programs. To volunteer in your area, find your local Meals on Wheels provider here.

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