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Welcome to Adopt-A-Family’s Blog!

In this section, you will find the most relevant news about Adopt-A-Family’s funding partners, agency highlights, family success stories, and event updates.

Are you a funder, community partner, member of the media, or Adopt-A-Family program participant interested in being featured?

Email Kelly Rigell at: krigell@aafpbc.org.


27th of November 2016

Palm Beach Post “Season To Share” Selects Adopt-A-Family Client

We thank our friends at the Palm Beach Post’s Season to Share for selecting a powerful story of an Adopt-A-Family client struggling to make ends meet. Below is an excerpt from Ms Gumbs’ story from Season to Share. To read the full story and learn how you can make a difference, click here.  Janice Gumbs […]


23rd of November 2016

TJ Maxx Ensures Special Thanksgiving For Our Families

For the second consecutive year, the incredibly generous T.J.Maxx regional team donated 60 turkeys to benefit families living on-site in Adopt-A-Family programming! TJ Maxx also provides financial support to our nationally recognized homeless prevention program! The team collectively stated that they are proud to be “bringing back the holidays” at Adopt-A-Family. Pictured AAF staff and […]


22nd of November 2016

First Ever “Feels Like Home” Project at AAF Brings Smiles and Gratitude

Last week, Adopt-A-Family’s Project SAFE with help from our friends Palm Beach County ‘Canes launched “Feels Like Home.” Feels Like Home is a community engagement series with a goal of providing a welcoming environment to formerly homeless families transitioning to a new apartment to call home. Each family, and specifically, their children, creates a wish […]


18th of November 2016

2016 Annual Meeting Celebrates Successes and Dedicated Team Members

Yesterday evening, Adopt-A-Family staff and Board of Directors celebrated the Annual Meeting on the Project Grow turf. We want to take the opportunity to formally recognize our Annual Meeting award recipients. Staff Awards 5 Year Recognition – Rae Harris. Since day one, Rae has brought a rare energy, spirit, and work ethic toward becoming an […]


3rd of November 2016

Project Grow students love “Arts in my Backyard” program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

The 10-part “Arts in my Backyard” program at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County continues to be a major hit with our 4th and 5th grade Project Grow students! The Cultural Council’s Trish Halverson recently shared this update: “The students have been studying Joseph Cornell, an American artist and sculptor who pioneered the art […]


1st of November 2016

Adopt-A-Family Earns Elite 10th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Special Announcement: We have achieved a 4-star Rating from Charity Navigator for the TENTH consecutive year. Dear friends, As many in our close-knit community may know, we were recently notified that we earned the landmark achievement of a 10th consecutive 4-star Charity Navigator rating. In the updated rating letter to the agency, Michael Thatcher (President […]


20th of September 2016

Adopt-A-Family Staff Honors John Castronuovo for Dedicated Service

Last week we honored long-time board member John Castronuovo, who has been involved with Adopt-A-Family for nearly two decades. Adopt-A-Family CEO, Matt Constantine, had this to share about John’s dedication: “We are incredibly fortunate to have John as part of our family here at Adopt-A-Family. He always leads with such humility and generosity. When I […]


29th of August 2016

Team Celedinas Insurance Group Wins AIG Private Client Group Invitational – Raising $62,000 for AAF!

As announced earlier this summer, Team Celedinas Insurance Group (led by Joe Carron, Damien Barr, Michael Katzenberg, Cachi Velez, and Gary Pohrer) selected Adopt-A-Family as their “Charity of Choice” while a participant in AIG’s Private Client Group Invitational. After winning the regional tournament held at PGA National Resort and Spa, the Team qualified for the […]


15th of August 2016

Summer grants build stronger Adopt-A-Family community

We have three high-impact summer grant awards to share with our Adopt-A-Family community! Continued funding support from Bank United benefits Service Enriched Housing On July 20th, the tremendous BankUnited team visited Adopt-A-Family for a check presentation in support of Service Enriched Housing. The $8,500 grant provides general operating support for one of the county’s most […]


1st of August 2016

A Project Grow Alumni success story – introducing Pete Cabrera

 Project Grow has a positive, and lasting impact on the students who graduate the program. Adopt-A-Family recently caught up with a successful alumnus of Project Grow, Pete Cabrera, who took time out of his busy academic schedule to give insights into how the program made a difference. Q 1: As a Project Grow alum, what […]