How We Help

How We Help

More than $13.3 million has been raised since BWCF was established in 2010.
More than 9,000 children are served each day through projects with partner agencies.
More than $13.3 million has been raised since BWCF was established in 2010.
More than 9,000 children are served each day through projects with partner agencies.

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13.6% percent of the Palm Beach County Population is food insecure, with 189,940 people not knowing from where they will get their next meal
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 12,950 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 SAT, ACT, and college prep services at Bound for College.
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.
In 2020, BWCF partnered with Sweet Dream Makers to provide 262 beds to families in need, as well as sheets, cribs, formula, diapers and other necessities to parents and infants in need leaving area hospitals.

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19.1% of PBC children are living in poverty
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.