How We Help

How We Help

The Children’s Foundation of Palm Beach County has been established to expand the reach of The Boca West Children’s Foundation.
Funds raised by the Children’s Foundation of Palm Beach County will be used to assist under-served and at-risk children and their families.
100% of your donation will go directly to help children–all administrative costs will be borne by the Boca West Children’s Foundation.
The Children’s Foundation of Palm Beach County has been established to expand the reach of The Boca West Children’s Foundation.
Funds raised by the Children’s Foundation of Palm Beach County will be used to assist under-served and at-risk children and their families.
100% of your donation will go directly to help children–all administrative costs will be borne by the Boca West Children’s Foundation.

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1 in every 4 children under age 6 in Palm Beach County goes to bed hungry.
CFPBC helps 1,600 children receive 6 quality meals each weekend through Boca Helping Hands’ school backpack program and provides holiday meals to 300 families through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.

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The State of Florida removed more than 1,682 children from their homes last year.
CFPBC works with Place of Hope, JAFCO, and SOS Children’s Village to make sure that these children have a home and a supportive environment.

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More than 271,000 children in Palm Beach County are living in poverty. That means that 20% of children between age 5 and 17 are in need of basic care.
CFPBC funds a dental clinic at Caridad Center, provides nutrition counseling and after-school care at Florence Fuller Child Development Center, and provides SAT, ACT, and college prep services at Bound for College.
A recent United Way of Palm Beach County report reveals:

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Even among those living above poverty level, 28 percent of Palm Beach County households cannot afford the basic cost of living.
This last year, CFPBC partnered with Sweet Dream Makers to provide 1,100 beds to families in need, as well as cribs, formula, diapers and other necessities to mothers and infants in need leaving area hospitals.

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In Palm Beach County, 62 percent of the county’s 12,251 single male-headed families and 74 percent of the county’s 32,814 single female-headed families are not getting by financially.
Boca Helping Hands and Florence Fuller Child Development Centers offer career resources to assist heads of households in job placement and resources to secure vocational learning. Our partner agencies provide childcare to working poor families who pay what they can afford.