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27th of February 2017
Special Message from the AAF Family to the Great Charity Challenge
View a special message from Adopt-A-Family staff to all involved in the Great Charity Challenge!
23rd of February 2017
Adopt-A-Family CEO, Matt Constantine, featured in the Palm Beach Post
Monday Meeting: Matt Constantine, CEO of Lake Worth’s Adopt-A-Family. Article by Susan Salisbury – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer. You can find the source article by clicking the link above or here. Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches was founded in 1983 by three Palm Beach County women who realized there was a need to help families […]
21st of February 2017
BankUnited Gives Back Through “Feels Like Home” Program
(pictured: BankUnited’s Amy Rice and Lauren Nanni with items from the Feels Like Home wish list) We send thanks today to the BankUnited team who made a Project SAFE family’s day by giving back in a meaningful way to our “Feels Like Home” program. The BankUnited team purchased toys, kitchenware, bedding, and more for Cassandra […]
14th of February 2017
Bank of America Celebrates Valentine’s Day with Project Grow – Including a STEAM Lesson
Special Valentine’s Day thank you to our friends at Bank of America (BoA) who visited with our Project Grow afterschool students today. The BoA team presented to each of the three Grow classrooms on how banking relates directly to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) as well as prepared Valentine’s themed candy bags for […]
9th of February 2017
Five Project Grow Safety Patrollers Embark to Washington D.C.
This morning, five Adopt-A-Family Project Grow 5th grade students embarked on the annual Safety Patrol field trip to Washington D.C. Wish our students safe travels and an epic learning experience! Our Project Grow Director, Daron Morse, caught up with some of the Patrollers to hear what the students are most excited about.
6th of February 2017
From Wild Card Draw to 2nd Place Finish at the Great Charity Challenge
Special Announcement: Adopt-A-Family was drawn as a “Charity Wild Card” during this Saturday’s Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments, leading to a 2nd place finish! Adopt-A-Family went from Wild Card #3 during the Great Charity Challenge (GCC) draw to a second place finish in this year’s special competition, resulting in $125,000! We […]
24th of January 2017
An Affordable Place to Call Home Allows NSP2 Client to Follow Her Dreams
Living affordably makes a true difference for our families — Meet Nancy E., an NSP2 Success Story. We took the opportunity to catch up with Nancy and learn more about how having an affordable place to live has helped unlock her entrepreneurial spirit. I’ve been in the NSP2 program for more than two years now. […]
18th of January 2017
Holiday Adopter Program Creates Special Memories For All Involved
Over 100 local businesses, affinity groups, and local philanthropic families participated in this year’s Holiday Adopter Program – ensuring each family we served this season had a very special holiday. In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we caught up with Maria Evangelista, an Adopt-A-Family staff member who coordinated this year’s Holiday Adopter Program. This year, more […]
11th of January 2017
A Determined Project Grow Teacher Created A Community Garden From Scratch – Instilling Life Lessons Along The Way
Dedication, resilience, and shear effort help to bring a community garden to life at Project Grow. We took the opportunity to catch up with Evan Schoenly (“Mr. S”), a Project Grow teacher who transformed an empty lot to a beautiful community garden (with the help of his incredible Project Grow students). Mr. S took […]
22nd of December 2016
Project Grow Celebrates Dynamic 10-week Collaboration with an Art Show!
After 10-weeks of dynamic and innovative programming with Resource Depot and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County‘s “Arts in my Backyard” program, it was time for a beautiful art show finale with our students in Project Grow! Adopt-A-Family staff and board members also came out to support the work of our students. Thank you […]