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Place of Hope Receives Multi-Million Dollar Donation

Jamie Bond, Director of Advancement at Place of Hope and Charles Bender, CEO of Place of Hope

Stuart, FL —  Place of Hope, a nonprofit based in Boca Raton, received a $5.5 million donation from local families to help renovate their new campus in Stuart.

This year the organzation expanded to Stuart, Fla. taking over an 11 acre campus from the Samaritan Center for Boys. 

The new campus was in desperate need of building renovations, painting, irrigation, and landscaping. 

Place of Hope’s CEO Charles Bender says these donations will also go towards much needed supplies as the nonprofit seeks to carry out its mission.

“These amazing four families picked up the phone when we called. Through their generosity, we were able to guarantee that we can still continue to help so many people in need. We are ecstatic.” Charles Bender, CEO of Place of Hope, said. 

Bobbi and John Erbey Foundation, The Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Foundation Inc., Tom and Kathleen Lane, and the Berlin Family Foundation contributed to the massive donation.

“We have confidence and trust in the leadership of Place of Hope. For years, the organization has demonstrated an impact on the community. This Stuart property has a lot of potential. It just made sense to give and we’re looking forward to the community joining us, Bobbi and John Erbey Foundation said.

For more than 20 years, the faith-based non-profit offers emergency and long-term foster care for an estimated 1,000 children and young people ranging in age from newborn to 25 in the South Florida area. 

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