Each month our association chooses a charity or organization of some sort to make donations to. If you have an interest in helping choose an organization or charity, please contact our Community Service Chair, Erin Arena. Here is a list of our upcoming months:
It all started in California in 1996. General Mills wanted to create a program to help support education and benefit America’s schools – and so, Box Tops for Education™ was born. As part of the initial test program, Box Tops were only available on select Big G cereals, such as Cheerios™, Total™ and Lucky Charms™. The program was such a huge success that it soon launched on other General Mills products and expanded across the nation. By 1998, more than 30,000 schools were clipping Box Tops and earning cash to buy the things they needed: books, computers, playground equipment and more. Over the next four years, the Box Tops for Education™ program doubled to include brands such as Pillsbury™, Old El Paso™ and Green Giant™. By 2004, over 82,000 schools across the nation participated in Box Tops, earning more than $100 million.
In 2006, for the first time, non-food brands began to participate; now families could clip Box Tops from Ziploc®, Hefty®, Kleenex® and Scott® products, too. As the program expanded, school earnings increased. By 2010, schools across the nation had earned over $320 million. Today, America’s schools have earned over $868 million, and you can find Box Tops on hundreds of products throughout the grocery store and online.
Visit their website here: https://www.boxtops4education.com
This month we will be collecting items for the PACE Center for Girls, Treasure Coast. PACE Treasure Coast was founded in 1998 in Fort Pierce and is one of 19 centers across the State of Florida. Since 1998, PACE Treasure Coast has served over 847 girls by providing academic, social services and transition services in a year round day treatment program. To become enrolled, girls must be between 12 to 17 years old, at least one year behind in school, and have 4 or more risk factors such as foster home placement, substance abuse (by a girl or family member), domestic violence, incarceration of a family member, neglect, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, grief, emotional health concerns, and low income. PACE Treasure Coast provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. PACE Treasure Coast’s Wish List Items and School Supplies Drive Flyer are attached here.
Please bring donations to the February dinner meeting.
MARCH 2019 -TYKES & TEENS
Tykes & Teens was founded in 1996, and has provided mental health services to more than 30,000 local children in need. We are dedicated to strengthening families and preventing suicide, substance use and other dangerous behaviors by ensuring that all children have access to high quality mental health services. This includes counseling as well as a wide range of specialized programming that helps families cope with issues such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying, school suspension and more. Tykes & Teens provides outpatient services at three locations in Martin County: Palm City, Jensen Beach, and Hobe Sound, as well as on site counseling in the Martin County and Okeechobee County schools. Select services are also available in St. Lucie and Indian River Counties. Visti their website here: http://www.tykesandteens.org
WISH LIST ITEMS: Donations of art supplies and new or gently used toys for sand tray work or play therapy are always needed. Specifically, we need miniature characters & figurines (army men, animals, little people etc.), puppets, and dolls.
PLEASE BRING YOUR DONATIONS TO THE STUART LUNCHEON.
APRIL 2019 - MOONSHOT MOMENT
The Moonshot Moment: 90% Literacy by Third Grade is a necessary goal that has been recognized by the community of Indian River County, Florida. Our supportive group consists of families, schools and community members who support the 90% childhood literacy goal! We are working together as a community to improve the critical factors to have 90% of our children reading on grade level by the end of third grade. Items we are collecting will be provided soon. Visit their website here: http://moonshotmoment.org
PLEASE BRING YOUR DONATIONS TO THE VERO LUNCHEON.