We exceeded our goal of 250,000 diapers donated to the Diaper Bank Covering South Florida
Event Chairs – Michelle & Gary Gluckow
Honorary Chairs – Yvonne & Don Ackerman
Honoree – Dr. John Kelly
Volunteer of the Year – David Walters
We raised over 1.1 million thanks to our generous supporters and sponsors!
Over 200 kids from YMCA of the Palm Beaches, YMCA of South Palm Beach, JCC Special Needs Camp, SOS Children’s Village, JAFCO, and HomeSafe experienced a Carnival in Boca West Country Club with cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, funnel cakes, games, rides, and more!
1st Place – Rotary Club of Boca Raton $10,000
2nd Place – Place of Hope $8,000
3rd Place – Sweet Dream Makers $7,000
4th Place – Unicorn Children’s Foundation $5,000
All other participating charities received $3,500
Jay DiPietro Low Gross Award: Sky Alpha Asset Advisors Team representing Caridad Center
Richard Zenker (Chairman), Jessica Lavin (Caridad Center), Richard Do, Sharon DiPietro, Alen Hsu, Alex Lee, and Arthur Adler (Chairman Emeritus). Not pictured David Lukes.
Donated over 180,000 diapers to the Diaper Bank – Covering South Florida
We are proud to announce our Raffle Program raised over $180,000 for “our kids”!
1st Prize: Super Bowl Package
Winner: Hilda Estabridis
2nd Prize: Antigua Pineapple Beach Club
Winner: Lisa Kaufman
Unicorn Children’s Foundation
3rd Prize: Laureate Key West
Winner: Tim Sharp
Youth Activity Center
4th Prize: Dine around Boca Raton (4) $100 Gift Cards
Winner: Deby Goldfarb
Dozens of Boca West volunteers packed harvest baskets for each child’s family, took children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delray Beach and Boca Raton shopping at Old Navy, chaperoned children at a sumptuous brunch at Tavern on the Court and helped each child pick out an age-appropriate toy for Christmas.
First place – Unicorn Children’s Foundation $15,000
Second place – Place of Hope $10,000
Third place – Sweet Dream Makers $7,500
Fourth Place – Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Fuller Center, JAFCO, and Rotary Club all receiving $5,000
All other participating charities received $2,500
Congrats to our $50,000 winners:
Sweet Dream Maker’s
Place of Hope
Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital
Florence Fuller Child Development Centers/Caridad Center
Thanks to the Smile Foundation, all other charities will receive $5,000:
Boca Helping Hands
The Center for Family Services
Education Foundation of Palm Beach County
Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County
YMCA of the Palm Beaches
TOTAL MONIES RAISED: $280,100
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
OH WHAT A NIGHT!!
The planets aligned and the stars were definitely shining on March 1st when the Boca West Children’s Foundation celebrated its 10th Anniversary to raise awareness and money to fund its projects with 24 Children’s Charities in our area.
A full house of 880 attendees honored Founder and Chairman, Arthur Adler, for his years of philanthropy. Jay Leno, the evening’s entertainment, delighted the audience and closed the evening to roaring laughter and great insights.
Most importantly, over $1,000,000 was raised to assist the children at risk in our area. The funds will support programs such as the Boca Helping Hands Back Pack Food Project in which 2200 children in our area receive 6 meals for the week end, the Pediatric Dental Clinic at the Caridad Center, a Wellness Clinic for 400 kids at Florence Fuller Child Development Center West, programs at the JAFCO Ability Center and our Anti-Human Trafficking Project at the Place of Hope. These programs and many others feed, clothe, educate and most of all keep over 5000 children, safe, each day.
It’s been a gratifying first decade, but we must look to the future to ensure these children have the best chance for a bright future.
Bikes were delivered and assembled at JAFCO Children’s Village and JAFCO’s Ability Center. JAFCO’s mission is to care for abused, neglected and at-risk children as well as those with developmental disabilities. Bikes were assembled by Walmart of Delray Beach at no charge for the children at SOS Children’s Villages Florida where a place of healing and hope are provided for children. Place of Hope, where their focus is on providing programs and services to end the cycles of abuse, neglect, homelessness, and human trafficking, received bikes. Every child enrolled in the day care program at the YMCA of the Palm Beaches received a brand-new bike. The YMCA services one of the lowest economically challenged areas of our county. The YMCA of South Palm Beach County will be using the bikes to teach bike safety.
In addition, the children of the American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) received bikes. These are children who provide assistance to household members who need help because of physical or mental illness, disability, frailty associated with aging, substance misuse, or other condition. The Florence Fuller Child Development Centers will be giving each child graduating from Pre-K a brand-new bike as part of our My First Bike program. FFCDC is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children from economically challenged families.
Saks Fifth Avenue Shopping Spree
Weekend Stay at the Boca Raton Resort & Club including round of golf:
Michael and Linda Ornstein
“On the Fly” Celebrity Cruise:
Donated over 100,000 diapers to the Diaper Bank