Published On: Wed, Aug 24th, 2022

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

After a two-year COVID-19 hiatus, Boca Helping Hands (BHH) is hosting its annual Bowling for Bread event on Sunday, August 28 at Bowlero, 21046 Commercial Trail, Boca Raton, from 12 pm – 2 pm. BHH has invited local children’s charities to attend at no cost to enjoy an afternoon of fun and bowling. Proceeds from the event will support the BHH Backpacks weekend meal program and the other participating children’s charities.

Members of the community are encouraged to sponsor a child for $100, sponsor a lane for one of the children’s charities for $500, or make a donation of any size. All contributions up to $10,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by the Gary Peters Family Foundation in support of these local kids’ programs.

Boca Helping Hands has operated BHH Backpacks for the past 11 years, providing food-insecure students with non-perishable, easy-to-prepare meals every Friday to ensure they get enough to eat on the weekends. During the 2021-22 school year, BHH Backpacks helped over 1,500 students in 12 local schools, providing a record 280,398 meals and 140,199 snacks.

The other children’s charities invited to be beneficiaries of the event include 4KIDS of South Florida, Inc., Achievement Centers for Children & Families, Adopt a Family, American Association of Caregiving Youth, Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton, City House Delray, Family Promise of South Palm Beach County, Fuller Center, HomeSafe, Place of Hope, PROPEL, Salvation Army, SOS Children’s Villages, and Pearl City Cats.

Bowling for Bread is part of Boca Chamber Festival Days—a series of fun-filled August events intended to raise awareness and funds by pairing nonprofits with for-profit members of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. AvalonBay Communities is Bowling for Bread’s For-Profit Chamber Partner and the Event Sponsor is the Lee Pearlson Steinberg Foundation. Other major sponsors include e5 Pharma, LLC, Mizner Bioscience, LLC, the American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) Foundation, and the Strong Heart Foundation.

This is the Lee Pearlson Steinberg Foundation’s fifth year sponsoring the event. “It’s always a great time bowling and watching the kids have fun, and I’m so glad it’s back again this year,” said Foundation Trustee Lee Steinberg. “My mom, Pearl, had a soft spot for children’s causes, and I love being able to honor her legacy by supporting Bowling for Bread.”

To sponsor a child or lane, visit BocaHelpingHands.org/BowlingForBread or contact Karen Swedenborg at 561-417-0913, ext. 202 or via email at Karen@BocaHelpingHands.org.

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