PalmBeachPost.com: ‘BallenIsles Tops its Charity Fundraising Record’
by Tony Doris
BallenIsles Charities Foundation has raised $500,000 that it will present Feb. 28 in grants to 42 charities in West Palm Beach and throughout the county.
The amount, a record for the volunteer, nonprofit effort based in Palm Beach Gardens, brings the cumulative grants awarded by the foundation to more than $1.7 million over the six years since its formation.
The 2017 beneficiaries include:
Provides homeless students with school clothes, supplies, hygiene items.
ALLAMANDA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Provides popular and favorite author series and series books to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms.
ALZHEIMER’S COMMUNITY CARE
Provides I.D. Locator Services for a Nurse Consultant to train and counsel care givers of patients.
BACK TO BASICS
Provides sets of school clothes to needy children.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, INC.
Provides children with educational material for the already successful robotics program.
BUSCH WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Provides funding for a large animal transit trailer and mobile disaster command unit.
CARIDAD CENTER, INC.
Provides dental visits to children of the working poor.
CARSON SCHOLARS FUND
Provides funding for a reading room in an elementary school.
CENTER FOR CHILD COUNSELING
Provides for a therapist for children in need before moving to foster care or other safe venues.
Provides funding for daily operational expenses of food, hygiene items, stuffed animal for abused, abandoned and neglected children.
CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
Provides for mother and baby in the Transitions Home program.
CLINICS CAN HELP
Provides new pediatric adaptive wheelchairs to children with special needs.
FEED THE HUNGRY
Provides meals to the hungry.
FIRST TEE OF THE PALM BEACHES
Provides program funding for those with special needs, disabilities and kids from low income families.
Provides care for children removed from their homes due to neglet or abuse
Provides treatment for mother and her baby
H.A.C.E.R. MINISTRY CORP.
Provides families with 15-16 lbs. of food twice per month and supports the Thanksgiving Project.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, INC.
Provides funding for The Weitz Construction Academy at Seminole Ridge High School to Build 1 Home.
HEALTHY MOTHERS, HEALTHY BABIES COALITION OF PBC, INC.
Provides Babies with infant packs containing diapers, baby formula, baby food, bottle, and spoon.
INLET GROVE COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
Provides licenses to access computer program reading material.
JACK THE BIKE MAN, INC.
Provides supplies needed to repair the bikes as well as bike helmets, bike chains and locks.
Provides in school classes teaching children about abuse and personal safety.
MCCARTHY’S WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, INC.
Provides for the funding of a new van used to transport animals.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN PALM BEACH SECTION
Provides for a Kids Closet stocked with school clothing for a Title One School.
PALM BEACH COUNTY FOOD BANK
Provides food for the weekend to children and their families for nine weeks.