Published On: Thu, Sep 5th, 2019

Junior League of Boca Raton Launches Relief Effort for Bahamas

The Junior League of Boca Raton is accepting donations for Bahamian hurricane victims and items can be dropped off at its headquarters, the Vegso Community Resource Center at 261 N.W. 13th Street. The Junior League is partnering with Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services so donations can also be dropped at Firehouses 1 and 5.  In addition, the Junior League of Boca Raton’s Diaper Bank will donate ten thousand diapers to the relief effort. The donations will be sent to the Bahamas by boat or plane. Donations will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8AM – 5PM.

“Our hearts are with our Bahamian friends who have suffered unimaginable tragedy. We hope members of our community will consider donating their unused hurricane supplies to those so desperately in need,” Cristy Stewart-Harfmann, president of the Junior League of Boca Raton said.

For members of the community that are unable to drop supplies in person, supplies can also be sent directly through Amazon:

 www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/83MN9W0N6X3V/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex

Throughout the year, JLBR members contribute more than 35,000 volunteer hours and donate more than $250,000 to support the organization’s mission of training volunteers, developing the potential of women and improving the South Florida community. To learn more about the JLBR, please contact the JLBR office at 561-620-2553 or visit www.JLBR.org.

Connect with the Junior League at: facebook.com/JuniorLeagueBocaRaton, or twitter.com/JLBocaRaton.

Here is a list of items that will be accepted for Bahamas hurricane relief.

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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