Results

Results

More than $5 million has been raised since BWCF was established in 2010.
More than 5,000 children are served each day through projects with partner agencies.
More than $5 million has been raised since BWCF was established in 2010.
More than 5,000 children are served each day through projects with partner agencies.

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1 in every 4 children under age 6 in Palm Beach County goes to bed hungry.
BWCF helps 1,600 children receive 6 quality meals each weekend through Boca Helping Hands’ school backpack program and provides holiday meals to 300 families through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.

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The State of Florida removed more than 1,682 children from their homes last year.
BWCF works with Place of Hope, JAFCO, and SOS Children’s Village to make sure that these children have a home and a supportive environment.

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More than 271,000 children in Palm Beach County are living in poverty. That means that 20% of children between age 5 and 17 are in need of basic care.
BWCF funds a dental clinic at Caridad Center, provides nutrition counseling and after-school care at Florence Fuller Child Development Center, and provides after-school study programs at Wayne Barton Study Center.
A recent United Way of Palm Beach County report reveals:

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Even among those living above poverty level, 28 percent of Palm Beach County households cannot afford the basic cost of living.
This last year, BWCF partnered with Sweet Dream Makers to provide 1,100 beds to families in need, as well as cribs, formula, diapers and other necessities to mothers and infants in need leaving area hospitals.

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In Palm Beach County, 62 percent of the county’s 12,251 single male-headed families and 74 percent of the county’s 32,814 single female-headed families are not getting by financially.
Boca Helping Hands and Florence Fuller Child Development Centers offer career resources to assist heads of households in job placement and resources to secure vocational learning. Our partner agencies provide childcare to working poor families who pay what they can afford.