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Growth spurt for Boca West’s 29 children’s charities helpers

“It’s All About the Kids!” An email blast and the first request for donations went out today June 4 to announce Boca West Children’s Foundation has expanded.

“We serve 29 charities now. And we have always done work in north county with Place of Hope, Sweet Dreams Makers, Boys & Girls Clubs and the public schools’ Education Foundation,” chairman Arthur Adler said to announce the launch of The Children’s Foundation of Palm Beach County serving central and north county.

“We’ve always had on our drawing board that we would expand since five of our 15 board members live around Palm Beach island and West Palm. So, we created an affiliate organization to reach out to donors, potential contributors.”

The email blast went out to the thousands who already took part in Boca West foundation fundraisers, including their famous name concerts like Jennifer Hudson, golf tournament and galas, Adler said. Some $10 million has been raised to fund projects serving 5,000 children daily in the decade since the Boca West foundation was formed, the eblast said:  https://childrensfoundationpbc.org/donate/

“We spent a good part of two years to put this together when Covid struck and needs became so paramount,” Adler said. “We’re looking to have a larger presence and help more children at risk throughout the county.”

Boca West Children’s foundation has provided cribs, diapers, after-school care, tutoring, summer camps, sports and music programs, meals, school supplies, college scholarships and more, Pamela Weinroth, executive director and COO said in the announcement.
The organizers of The Children’s Foundation of Palm Beach County include: Yvonne Ackerman of Boca Raton: Sharyn Frankel of Palm Beach; Michelle Gluckow of Palm Beach Gardens;  Linda Schaps of Palm Beach; Barbara Stoller Wittenstein of Palm Beach.

By Marci Shatzman

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