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        VOL. 21 NO. 10                                                                           OCTOBER 2021

       Boca Helping Hands Needs Help

       Providing More Thanksgiving Dinners Than Ever Before

         Boca Helping Hands (BHH) is seeking help from the community for its 17th annual
      Thanksgiving Box Brigade program, which provides turkeys and a box filled with everything
      a family needs to prepare a holiday meal. Members of the community can fill a box with
      Thanksgiving dinner essentials. Alternatively, the cost of a box this year is $27.15, which can
      be donated at All filled boxes must be received at Boca
      Helping Hands by Monday, November 15.
         Prior to the pandemic, Boca Helping Hands typically distributed about 2,000 turkeys and
      Thanksgiving meal boxes each year. In 2020, BHH expanded to four locations and distributed a
      record 2,700 turkeys to local families, including to many new families who registered for food
      assistance due to COVID-19. This year, the organization estimates needing to source 3,000
      turkeys and Thanksgiving meal boxes with the addition of a fifth location in Delray Beach.

      Boca Helping Hands on page 2
      Fuller Center Graduate Returns

      To Participate In The Promise Program

          Fuller Center, a                                                        to develop soft skills and good work habits, all necessary for future academic and employment
       nonprofit focused                                                          success.
       on  e m bra c i ng ,                                                          One of The Promise Program teens is Felipe Gutierez, who attended Fuller Center
       e d u c a t i n g   a n d                                                  (formerly Florence Fuller Child Development Center) as a baby through VPK. Now in his
       empowering under                                                           sophomore year at Atlantic Community High School, Gutierez, a Delray Beach resident, is
       resourced children                                                         returning to the Fuller Center as a teen leader and has been recruiting other teens from his
       and families to                                                            school for The Promise Program.
       achieve their full                                                            “As a kid, I loved the atmosphere at Fuller Center as well as the staff and counselors.
       potential, will                                                            They had a really good connection with all of the students and the field trips were amazing,”
       launch The Promise                                                         said Gutierez. “I always had a connection with the Fuller Center and I am confident that the
       Program with 16                                                            Fuller Center will give me opportunities I need for later in life.”
       teenage participants                                                          At Atlantic High School, Gutierez plays volleyball and basketball and was in the Key Club.
       this  October. The                                                         Once The Promise Program begins, Gutierez will create and implement a sports program
       Promise Program                                                            for the kids and teach the children something new each week.
       will provide teens
       with the opportunity               Felipe – then and now                   Fuller Center Graduate on page 5
      Junior League Of Boca Raton

      To Open New Community Garden – Brightline, City Of

      Boca Raton Instrumental In Making Garden A Reality

          The Junior League of Boca Raton (JLBR) will unveil its new community garden
       on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. at Meadows Park at 1300 N.W. 8th Street, Boca Raton
       with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. As part of the garden’s reopening, the city will be
       celebrating Arbor Day with a tree giveaway for city residents. The trees will be native
       and fruiting trees. More information will be provided by the city in the coming weeks.
          “We were delighted to work with the city and Brightline to move the JLBR

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