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It’s the season of giving and NAI/Merin Hunter Codman is happy to have been able to participate for the 8th consecutive year in the Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches Adopter and Santa Shoppe programs! Employees donated funds which the firm matched in order to purchase gifts for an adopted family.
Employees and their families also donated time on Saturday, December 12th at the Santa Shoppe party in West Palm Beach. Volunteers helped in a variety of areas including gift wrapping, a crafting area with the kids, kitchen duties, and guiding children through the event. The Santa Shoppe aims to provide a fun & festive holiday party for needy children and families in the community. Kids received personalized gifts, took pictures with Santa, made crafts, and selected free gifts for their families.
We’re so fortunate to have participated in this great program and we wish everyone in the community a happy holiday and New Year!
Our MHC REAL Leaders had a blast on Friday morning at the Urban Youth Impact Dream Center in West Palm Beach. Urban Youth Impact is a faith based non-profit organization that serves at risk children and their families in the West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach and Boynton Beach areas through enrichment programs and job-readiness training. Through it’s core programs, UYI serves nearly 230 youth weekly with educational enrichment and job-readiness training while building lasting relationships. An additional 270 youth are impacted weekly through their collaborations with community partners.
Our group had the pleasure of participating in Summer Jam Camp activities and we had a great time. Our REAL Leaders played ball outside, helped little ones match music notes in piano class, assisted with arts and crafts, organized school supplies for their Back to School event, and even helped with some administrative duties. The children were a blast to work with and you can tell they are in great hands with caring and supportive staff members. Click here to see how you can help and we encourage you to volunteer as well!
We were so thrilled to be able to donate our time and resources for the Quantum House, a caring and supportive home for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition. We prepared a delicious lunch and hearty dinner for over 30 families as part of the Chef-for-a-Day program. Part of our team helped with the daily cleaning chores and we also enjoyed our time outdoors helping to beautify the exterior campus by painting a trellis and cleaning up the playground/patio area.
The home was beautiful and is truly a safe haven for families to enjoy while their children and are in and out of treatment. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to volunteer for them again in the near future!
We had the honor of volunteering for Place of Hope, a faith based, child welfare organization that’s dedicated to providing stable, loving, and nurturing environments and support for foster children (and their family members) while in state custody. They strive to foster and support healthy and productive lives, free of fear, endangerment, and abuse through various programs and efforts.
We painted ceilings, baseboards, and trim in three of their family cottages at the main Palm Beach Gardens campus. The campus was beautiful and we were all impressed at the very comfortable and at-home feel of each house. It was truly a pleasure to help out such an amazing organization with a such a great cause, and look forward to helping them in the future.
Click here to see more pictures from the volunteer event!
As part of our “Responsibility Revolution”, we partake in several community service events throughout the year. Last year we participated in various events like Habitat for Humanity, the SWA’s Paint Your Heart Out, United Way’s Back to School Bash, the Big Heart Brigade’s Thanksgiving Feast, and the Adopt-A-Family’s Adopter & Santa Shoppe programs, to name a few.
We had a great time working to make our community a better place and can’t wait for what 2014 has in store for REAL Leaders!