Boca West Children's Foundation Grants $1.13 Million To Help Children In Need
In Palm Beach County, one in four children live in poverty. Boca West Childrenâ€™s Foundation is trying to put an end to that.
In 2019, the foundation has granted a record $1.13 million to 25 Palm Beach County nonprofits supporting children. Since 2010, it has given more than $8 million.
â€śOur mandate is to identify and implement projects assisting at-risk children and their families for partner agencies in our community,â€ť said Arthur Adler, Boca West Childrenâ€™s Foundation chairman, in a press release.
The funding aims to feed, educate and clothe 5,500 children in need, as well as keep them safe and healthy.
â€śWe believe every child has basic rights,â€ť said Jennifer Bate Richy, executive director of Boca West Childrenâ€™s Foundation. â€śChildren should have food and a safe place to sleep; access to educational opportunities; basic dental and medical care; and to be able to just be normal kids.â€ť
Bate Richy said the goal is to â€ślevel the playing field through efforts from cradle to college.â€ť Each one of the partner agencies Boca West Childrenâ€™s Foundation works with goes through a careful vetting process to ensure ultimate success in helping children in need.
In honor of Boca West Childrenâ€™s Foundationâ€™s 10th anniversary in 2020, its Board of Directors has created â€śMission 2030." Its goal is to focus on the organizationâ€™s objectives as well as challenges it may face within the next decade.
Alongside the new mission, the childrenâ€™s foundation has also grown its fundraising endeavors by creating a planned giving program for people who want to make helping children their legacy.
Boca West Children Foundation's 25 charity partners include: American Association of Caregiving Youth; Boca Helping Hands; Boca Raton Childrenâ€™s Museum; Bound for College; Boys & Girls Clubs; Caridad Center; FAU Band Camp; Florence Fuller Child Development Centers; Gift of Life; JAFCO and JAFCO Ability Center; Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County; Junior League of Boca Raton; Kelly Strul Emerging Scholars Program at FAU; KidSafe Foundation; Nat King Cole Generation Hope; Place of Hope â€“ Dr. Leighan and David Rinker Campus; Police Athletic League; Red Apple Supplies â€“ Education Foundation of Palm Beach County; Rotary Club of Boca Raton; SCOPE; SOS Children's Village; Sweet Dream Makers; Unicorn Academy; Viner Community Scholars; and Youth Activity Center.
â€śWe have accomplished many goals in our first decade,â€ť Bate Richy said. â€śBut there continue to be families in need; Boca West Childrenâ€™s Foundation will be here to help those children.â€ť
Photo courtesy of Boca West Children's Foundation
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