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We hope you and your family had a fantastic Thanksgiving! Our REAL Leaders were happy to have been a part of two different Thanksgiving volunteer events in our community leading up to the big day. On November 19th a group joined with the Urban League of Palm Beach County to distribute turkeys and boxed meal items to feed over 750 families in the community. MHC also helped raise more than $4,100 to assist in the purchasing of food for that amazing event.
On November 23rd another group of REAL Leaders participated in the Big Heart Brigade and Christ Fellowship Thanksgiving Outreach which prepares and distributes over 75,000 individual meals for needy ones in our community. Our group carved enough turkeys to be included in 900 individually packaged meals.
It’s so rewarding to make an impact in our community, especially during the holidays when so many families are in need. We’re looking forward to our next holiday volunteer event with Adopt-a-Family of the Palm Beaches!
Over 20 NAI/Merin Hunter Codman employees, family and friends volunteered on Saturday at the Urban League of Palm Beach County’s Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway for the third consecutive year. The Urban League of Palm Beach County has been at the forefront of youth, education, economic, community and health empowerment for the past 38 years. As the leading provider of comprehensive family services serves over 16,000 clients annually. The majority of the youth and families they see on a daily basis are living at or below the federal poverty line and in underserved and challenged areas in our community. They live in neighborhoods with low high school graduation rates, high unemployment and underemployment, high crime rates and one-parent households. The Urban League addresses these challenges by providing self-reliance programs that move families and individuals into the economic mainstream through education, self-improvement and capacity building.
Since its inception, the ULPBC has worked diligently in the community offering programs and services to the underserved in Palm Beach County as well as acting as a public policy advocate for their rights. The ULPBC was formed with the purpose to enable disadvantaged minorities to secure economic self-reliance through education, housing and employment. The organization has offered stellar programs in the areas of housing counseling, youth development and education, community development and crime prevention and intervention.
Our volunteers had a great time organizing and distributing all of the ingredients and food items that the families would need to have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. In addition to volunteering time at the event, CEO Jordan Paul helped collect over $4,300 dollars in donations from trusted vendors and clients. We’re so thankful to have been a part of such a great community building event and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!