Meet Jad Frydman, an 11 year old extraordinary volunteer from B’nai Torah Congregation., who has been hosting since he was 4 years old. A quiet young man with a big heart, Jad decided “to do more to help Family Promise families.” He asked Tony Clark, owner of Inception Exclusive Athletic Studio, Jad’s fitness center in Boca Raton, if he could set up a Family Promise donation area to raise money and needed items for our families. Tony readily agreed and they encouraged the fitness members to contribute. Additionally, Jad asked his 5th grade class at Donna Klein Jewish Academy to collect toiletries and dry goods. In a few weeks, Jad collected an entire wall of toilet paper, wipes, toothpaste, pasta, cereal and a members filled Houses for Change collection box with monetary donations.
Thank you Jad, his mother Kelly, Tony, and the 5th grade class at Donna Klein Jewish Academy for creating this fabulous project.
iBERIABank Toiletries Drive
On May 19th, Family Promise of South Palm Beach County extended a helping hand to another local non-profit organization, The Farmworker Coordinating Council of Palm Beach County, through participating in iBERIABankâ€™s regional Toiletries Drive. Family Promise SPBC donated boxes of toiletry items, such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, brushes, combs, and more to the fundraiser, hoping to improve the conditions of families that werenâ€™t necessarily in their network, but still experiencing adverse times. Cindy Winter, Board President of Family Promise SPBC and Vice President of the Boca Raton iBERIA Branch, took a leading role in organizing the donation, and the staff at Family Promise SPBC were more than pleased to help. Elida Barrios, Director of Operations, stated, â€œWe have been blessed in receiving so many in-kind donations that we wanted to share with another non-profit.â€ The significance of this donation goes to show that all non-profits are working towards the same goal: to make the world a better place.
On May 3rd, from midnight to midnight, Family Promise of South Palm Beach County is participating in the Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties, a 24-hour online giving event led by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach & Martin Counties and United Way.
Great Give will raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in 24 hours as part of a national program “Give Local America”. This is our first year participating and we hope to “knock it out of the ballpark”.
WILL YOU PLEASE JOIN US?
Each donation made during the 24 hours will be amplified by bonus pool dollars and hourly prizes!
Your donation will go a long way in helping us support our rent supplements for our graduate families. Please consider donating to
Family Promise through: this link [http://bit.ly/1RUN35e] on May 3rd midnight to midnight.
24 hours can change our community.
Family Promise of South Palm Beach County
St. Gregoryâ€™s Episcopal Church hosted the 4th annual â€œSounds of Promise,â€ (1/31/16) an interfaith concert raising funds for Family Promise of South Palm Beach County, a local non-profit dedicated to empowering families making their transition from homelessness to sustainable independence.
Referred to as â€œan unusual example of religious cooperation among three faithsâ€ by the Sun Sentinel, Family Promise SPBC unites this diverse group of volunteers â€œresponding to Godâ€™s call to help the most vulnerable among us,â€ according to Reverend Andrew Sherman, the driving force behind the local affiliate, and MC of this yearâ€™s concert. The volunteers represent nineteen different houses of worship. Mayor Haynie of Boca Raton attended to share her support this wonderful cause.
Tim Brumfield, Director of Music and Organist at St. Gregoryâ€™s, opened the concert with â€œOvertureâ€ which set the harmonious tone for the afternoon.Â The event featured a variety of performances including several church choirs, Bâ€™nai Torah Congregational Choir, Banyan Creek Elementary Drumline and readings from The Islamic Center Boca Raton.Â The Grand Finale â€œWe are the Worldâ€ was led by Lisa McKenzie from Abundant Life Christian Center as the audience stretched across the aisles to join hands.
Kokie Dinnan, Executive Director, reflects, â€œI believe that Family Promise brings our faith community together to serve the most vulnerable children and their families experiencing homelessness.â€
To learn more, make a donation or volunteer, please visit Family Promise SPBCâ€™s website www.familypromisespbc.org or call (561) 265-3370.