(PRESS RELEASE)_Boca Raton, FL (July 26, 2023) – Boca Helping Hands (BHH) commemorated its 25th anniversary with a “Founders Day” celebration recognizing current and past board members, elected officials, and other invited guests. The event was held on July 12 at Boca Helping Hands, in Boca Raton.
Palm Beach County Commissioner Marci Woodward presented a proclamation declaring July 12 as Boca Helping Hands Day, marking the date the organization received its name in 1998. Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer presented a proclamation highlighting the nonprofit's beginnings in Boca and its subsequent growth. Boca Raton City Council Member Yvette Drucker was in attendance as well.
The celebration was highlighted with speeches by BHH Board President Gary Peters and Executive Director Greg Hazle, both of whom recognized the many volunteers, supporters, and staff who have been instrumental in helping the organization achieve its mission in the community.
“We were so pleased to celebrate our 25th birthday by acknowledging the founders and other key contributors who helped us reach this milestone,” said Greg Hazle, Executive Director of Boca Helping Hands. “The first volunteers at our original soup kitchen would be amazed to see where we are now, providing not only food but financial assistance and job training to nearly 35,000 of our neighbors every year.”
The community need for Boca Helping Hands’ food programs has been higher than ever this year, with the organization now averaging over 9,500 pantry bags distributed each month. If you’d like to help, donations up to $250 will be doubled to a total amount of $25,000 in July, in honor of BHH’s 25th birthday. Learn more at BocaHelpingHands.org/July.
For more information, contact Communications and Marketing Manager Tara Keimel at TaraK@BocaHelpingHands.org.
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