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VOL. 21 NO. 7                                                                                   JULY 2020

      ‘Wear The Bear. Show You Care.’ Campaign Extended

      Initiative Has Raised $150K                        the program to continue                           golf” and their foundation have renewed their commitment

      For COVID-19 Relief                                raising money for the                             to help protect health care workers, while sharing a message
                                                         COVID-19 Relief
                                                                                                           of hope and healing.
                                                         Fund at Nicklaus                                     The Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and
         Helping children is not                         Children’s Hospital.                              their headwear partners at AHEAD USA created a limited-
      seasonal, and efforts to bring                        The campaign                                   edition hat embroidered with the iconic Golden Bear wearing
      pediatric care to families in                      has already raised                                a protective face mask and the words “Wear the Bear. Show
      need certainly does not end                        $150,000 for the                                  You Care.” The popular hat is part of an initiative to fund
      after a holiday. So, after                         COVID-19 Relief                                   the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other
      successfully launching the                         Fund at Nicklaus                                  needs for front-line health care workers.
      “Wear the Bear. Show You                           Children’s Hospital. As                              For every $100 you donate, the Nicklaus Children’s
      Care.” campaign just prior                         more states, including                            Health Care Foundation will match your donation, sending
      to Father’s Day, Jack and   Wear the Bear Hat (Photo   Florida, report record-                       $200 to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. As a gesture of
      Barbara Nicklaus and the   courtesy of  Nicklaus   setting daily numbers                             heartfelt thanks, you will receive the special hat.
      Nicklaus Children’s Health   Children’s Health Care   of COVID-19 cases,   Jack and Barbara Nicklaus (Photo
      Care Foundation will extend   Foundation)          the “first family of   by Tracey Benson Photography)  Wear The Bear on page 2
      2020 Bigs And Littles Of The Year For BBBS

      Of Palm Beach And Martin Counties

      By Jackie Holfelder                                   After nominees are selected by local staff, their names
         Every year, Big                                 and stories are submitted to a state association chair, who
      Brothers Big Sisters                               ultimately selects the state’s winning pair in each category.
      (BBBS) honors two                                  These designees then go on to the national conference,
      outstanding matches:                               where the annual winners are chosen.
      Big  Brother/Little                                   In addition to these two important selections, BBBS of
      Brother and Big Sister/                            Palm Beach & Martin Counties also nominates a Volunteer
      Little Sister of The Year.                         of the Year and Teen Big of the Year.
      The pairs are nominated                               In the local BBBS of Palm Beach & Martin Counties
      to illustrate how                                  chapter, the 2020 winners are:
      mentoring relationships                            • Big Brother of the Year: Lawrence Howell
      help Littles achieve their                         • Little Brothers: Zakai and Zamir
      biggest possible futures                           • Big Sister of the Year: Jessica Grassi          Emily Osborn with Janiya
      and makes a long lasting                                                                                                             Photos provided by
      affects the Big, too.  Jessica Grassi with Cynteria  2020 Bigs And Littles on page 2                              BBBS of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
      25 United Cleans Up Hobe Heights After Flooding

      By Jackie Holfelder                                   More than 300 people took only nine hours to clean   Martin County Commissioners Ed Ciampi, Sarah Heard,
         25 United is a nonprofit organization that was born   up nine affected homes, removing waterlogged furniture,   Stacey Hetherington and Harold Jenkins; State Senator
      out of the Treasure Coast Relief effort in the Bahamas   taking out ruined  appliances  and cabinets,  stripping   Gayle Harrell and U.S. Representative Brian Mast.
      after Hurricane Dorian wreaked its havoc.          drywall and baseboards, pulling up carpeting and padding
         Under the leadership of Stephen Leighton, 25 United is   and getting each house down to essentially pad and studs.  25 United Cleans Up on page 2
      dedicated to providing worldwide relief to areas impacted      A group of concerned
      by a disaster, whether natural or man-made.        local political leaders
         Within the last several weeks, they didn’t have to travel   have been involved with
      far, as the Hobe Heights neighborhood was basically   the  cleanup  and  will  be
      devastated by heavy rainfall and flooding in early June.   focusing on the fragility
      Between 11 to 12 inches of rain fell in the area.  of Hobe Heights’ drainage
         Just a few days later – on June 11 – 25 United volunteers   problems going forward.
      showed up in response to a shoutout issued by Leighton.   Included in the group are

                                                                                 Some of the 300 25 United volunteers who responded to the call to action in Hobe Heights
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