Published On: Wed, Jun 26th, 2019

Boca Helping Hands Bowling for Bread Event to Benefit Local Children’s Charities

By: Robert S Weinroth

Boca Helping Hands has announced it will hold its 13th Annual Bowling for Bread Event from 2-5PM on Sunday, August 25th at Strikes@Boca Raton (21046 Commercial Trl Boca Raton FL).

Participants will enjoy an afternoon with food, bowling, trophies and a silent auction.

As in years past, the event will benefit a number of our community’s children’s charities. This year, the charities will include:

  • 4KIDS of South Florida, Inc.;
  • Adopt a Family;
  • American Association of Caregiving Youth;
  • Boys and Girls Club of Boca Raton;
  • Family Promise of South Palm Beach County;
  • Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (East & West);
  • HomeSafe;
  • Jim & Jan Moran Boys & Girls Club;
  • Place of Hope;
  • PROPEL;
  • Salvation Army;
  • SOS Children’s Villages;
  • Unicorn Children’s Foundation; and
  • Peter Blum Family YMCA of Boca Raton.

The event is part of Boca Chamber Festival Days—a series of fun filled events held at different locations during the month of August—partnering the profit and non-profit members and facilitated by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.

First Citizens Bank is Bowling for Bread’s For-Profit Partner and the Event Sponsor is the Lee Pearlson Steinberg Foundation. Special thanks to Debralyn and Ronnie Belletieri for again hosting this annual event.

Sponsorships and lanes are available:

Corporate Sponsorships are $600. A $200 contribution will reserve a lane. The cost to sponsor a child from one of the non-profits so the child can bowl is $50.

For more information visit BocaHelpingHands.org/bowlingforbread or contact Karen Swedenborg at 561-417-0913, ext. 202 or email Karen@BocaHelpingHands.org

Boca Helping Hands is a community-based nonprofit that provides food, medical and financial assistance to meet basic human needs as well as education, job training and guidance to create self-sufficiency.  

Boca Helping Hands distributes more than 70,000 pantry bags each year at three Palm Beach County locations and serves over 55,000 hot meals annually, six days per week. The organization expands access to affordable medical, dental and behavioral care through its partnership with Genesis Community Health, serving uninsured clients at clinics in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach.

Boca Helping Hands sends weekend meals home with local elementary school students via the BHH Backpacks Program and assists working families with the rising cost of childcare through the Children’s Assistance Program (CAP).

With an increased focus on client self-sufficiency, the Boca Helping Hands Board, under the leadership of its president, Gary Peters, now offers free English as a Second Language (ESOL) classes and courses in nutrition and other life skills.

Staff and volunteers also counsel the unemployed and underemployed in basic workplace skills, and Boca Helping Hands awards scholarships for qualified candidates to attend accredited vocational training classes for Hospitality, Home Health Aide, Commercial Truck Driving, Customer Service Representative, IT Help Desk Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant and Medical Billing and Coding.

In January, Charity Navigator named Boca Helping Hands a Four Star Charity for the 13th Consecutive Year.

Boca Helping Hands is located at 1500 NW 1st Ct Boca Raton FL 33432.

For more information, please visit BocaHelpingHands.org.

About the Author

- Robert Weinroth is a 27 year resident of Boca Raton where he is an attorney, businessman, former member of the City Council (where he served for four years) and currently serves as an elected member of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Weinroth went to Boston’s Northeastern University where he earned a BSBA in Management. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor at New England School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States. Weinroth served as president and general counsel of Freedom Medical Services Inc, an accredited medical supply company in Boca Raton. FREEDOMED® represented the realization of an entrepreneurial dream. Weinroth, and his wife Pamela operated the company for 16 years, eventually selling the business in 2016. Weinroth takes great pride in his past work as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for the 15th Judicial Circuit, advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children deemed dependent by the Court. After serving on multiple community boards and committees, Weinroth was elected to the Boca Raton City Council in 2014. During his tenure, he served as CRA Vice-chair and Deputy Mayor and was appointed to a number of county boards including the Boca Raton Airport Authority, the Palm Tran Service Board, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the Treasure Coast Planning Council and was elected a board member of the Palm Beach County League of Cities. As a newly elected County Commissioner, Weinroth has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Solid Waste Authority, a board member of the PBC Transportation Planning Agency, and alternate representative on the Treasure Coast Planning Agency and several other county and regional boards. Robert, Pamela and their two dogs, Sierra and Siggy, are proud to call Boca Raton home.

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