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Charity of the Month: Junior League of Boca Raton
2017 is Sklar’s 15th anniversary, and we’re celebrating by giving back to the community that has given us so much. For every month of the year, our team has chosen one local charity that we’ll be supporting through donations, fundraising, and boosting awareness of their great work. These organizations create opportunities, lend a hand to people in hardship, and help make Boca Raton an even better place to live.
For the month of March, Sklar is proudly supporting the Junior League of Boca Raton.
It’s hard to believe, but in Palm Beach County alone, almost 200,000 people go to bed hungry every night — 60,000 of whom are children. Food insecurity means that single parents, the elderly, veterans and the working poor are missing meals in order to pay for essentials like transportation, medicine, housing, utilities and education. Providing food to those in need helps ensure that families don’t have to make those choices.
The women of Junior League of Boca Raton work to combat hunger, promote child welfare, and support non-profits in our community. Across a combined 25,000 hours of volunteered time, they raise more than $250,000 per year for organizations including Boca Helping Hands, Spirit of Giving Network, and Florence Fuller. Their initiatives against food insecurity include Feeding Our Community and the Boca Raton Community Garden, where families can lease plots and grow their own nutritious produce.
In support of their great work, Sklar Furnishings is hosting a month-long Foodraiser, with donations going to Junior League and Feeding South Florida:
Bring three cans of healthy, non-perishable food into Sklar in the month of March, and we will give you a $50 cash card, valid until September 2017 and good for anything in the store with no restrictions.
Junior Service League was founded in 1971, to encourage volunteering and community service by women. From a total of 26 original members, the organization now known as Junior League of Boca Raton has grown to more than 700 accomplished and motivated volunteers. These include some of the most influential women in South Palm Beach County Area, dedicated to helping local women and children reach their full potential. Support or join Junior League of Boca Raton at www.jlbr.org.
Author: Sklar Furnishings