September 22, 2014
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week

Tuesday,  September 23, 2014   9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.   Senior Health Fair,  Fire Station 73, Belle Glade
Thursday, September 25, 2014   9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.  Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meeting, Canal Point       
Thursday, September 25, 2014   1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.    Flu Shot, The Glades Initiative, Inc.  
Thursday, September 25, 2014   5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.    All Star Building Bright Futures Orientation, Belle Glade
Saturday, September 27, 2014    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Stop The Violence and Crime Prayer Walk, Belle Glade
Saturday, September 27, 2014    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   Gerald Smith Official Release Concert, First Baptist Church
Get Your flu Shots 

Get your flu shot  from expertly trained Walgreens pharmacist. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that every adult
get a flu shot. Most insurance are accepted. if you don't have insurance Walgreen's will provide a FREE voucher to cover the cost!! 

WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 2014 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

WHERE:  The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Ave C, Belle Glade

For more information call: (561) 996-3310


Senior Health Fair


Palm Beach Fire Rescue, the Board of County Commissioners, and the Health Care District of Palm Beach County are pleased to invite you to their Fall Awareness Senior Health Fair.  The event will include blood pressure checks, vision information, volunteer opportunities, health and nutrition information, flu shots, exercise demonstration, access to other county services, free coffee and refreshments, and more.


WHEN:  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 


WHERE:  Station 73, 525 S.W. 2nd Street, Belle Glade


Free and open to all seniors.


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.22.14/SeniorHealthFair.pdf




Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meeting (GTAC)


DID YOU KNOW THAT... One out of every six Americans is currently living without insurance? Close to 80 percent of the uninsured are working families?  Do you qualify for free coverage? Florence French, Community Organizer with Enroll America's "Get Covered America Campaign" since June of 2013, will be in attendance to make a presentation on Enrollment: Connecting individuals to health insurance through the marketplaces. Ms. French's presentation is intended to increase public awareness about the new health insurance benefits and health care options made available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Ms. French will also provide a summary of what has been accomplished during the first open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplaces and what is being planned for the second enrollment period.


WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 2014 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.


WHERE: Canal Point Community Center, 12860 US Hwy 441 Canal Point


If you have any questions contact Duane Gainer:  at 233-5318 or dgainer@pbcgov.org


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.22.14/GTAC.pdf




All Stars Building Bright Futures ~ Parent and Youth Orientation 


All stars prevents substance abuse use (alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and inhalants)premature sexually activity, fighting, bullying and delinquency. This program also enhances positive characteristic we all want your people to develop. We will provide thirteen sessions of All Stars to youth in the 5th-12th grades. The All Star group will meet every Thursday from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 

Refreshments and door prizes will be provided!


WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 2014 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 


WHERE:  Federation of Families Office, 101 NW 1st Ave, South Bay


For more information contact Nicole King; (561) 506-7144


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.15.14/AllStars.pdf 



Save The Date: Glades Stop The Violence and Crime Prayer Walk 


"Let's spread the message of love and peace amongst our community"


WHEN: Saturday, September 27, 2014 


WHERE: Belle Glade

View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.18.14/GladesStopTheViolenceWalk.pdf 




Gerald Smith Official Release Concert 


Also featuring The Glades Community Choir


WHEN: Saturday, September 27, 2014 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.


WHERE: First Baptist Church of Belle Glade, 17 NW Ave B, Belle Glade


View link for flyer:  http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.15.14/GeraldSmith.pdf 


Crossroads Academy Open House


Principal Diane Howard invites you to attend Crossroads Open House


WHEN: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Crossroads Academy, 225 SW 12th St, Belle Glade


New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church Will be Celebrating Their 14th Year


New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church will be celebrating their 14th year Church/Pastor Anniversary. Come out and celebrate with us, our guest 

speaker will be The Dynamic Bishop Victor T. Curry of Miami.

WHEN:Thursday, October 30, 2014

WHERE: 1650 South Main St. Belle Glade, FL 33430

Contact for more information Pastor Willie Clyde Williams:  561-261-2300 or 786-266-1818



Diabetes Coalition Looking for Volunteers to Conduct Diabetes Risk Assessments 
in November

Diabetes is an epidemic in our community. Help the coalition in their quest to identify individuals at risk for diabetes - so they can get the help 

and access to resources they need! For Diabetes Week 2014, the Diabetes Coalition is seeking volunteers to conduct diabetes risk assessments 

at various Glades agencies and churches the week of November 10 through November 16 - Diabetes Week. The risk assessments - which is 

a paper questionnaire, is offered in English, Spanish, and Creole. Training is available for volunteers in how to complete the assessment.

WHEN: Thursday, October 23, 2014 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:The Glades Initiative, Inc.141 SE Ave C Belle Glade.

To register for the training, contact Sandy Desty at the Glades Initiative email: sdesty@gladesinititive.org or calling 561-996-3310.







Wondering what's going on with State Road 80 Construction?


Here's the scoop from FDOT:  Project length is 18 miles  through State Road 80 (Hooker Highway), from State Road 15 (US 441) to County 

Road 880.  Construction is scheduled to be completed in Fall of 2015.  The scope of work includes a 6 foot widening of the inside and outside 

shoulders, milling and resurfacing the existing roadway in various locations, installing a Fog Detection Warning System, and signage, signalization, 

and guardrail improvements.



Help Set Legislative Priorities for 2015 


The Human Services Coalition of Palm Beach County is excited to partner this year with the Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County in our Legislative Priorities Workshop and Legislative Summit! In this, our sixth year, we need you more than ever to create an even louder voice regarding the top issues facing nonprofits in Palm Beach County. Completion of the survey form is a critical first step to ensuring that our legislative delegation and their colleagues in both Houses of the state legislature understand the many challenges facing health and human services providers in Palm Beach County and the residents they serve.  Then, plan to attend the legislative priorities workshop on the morning of October 24 so that YOU together set the priorities for your area(s) of interest.


View link for more details and survey forms: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.22.14/1LegislativeIssuesSurveyForm.pdf  



Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Opens CenteringPregnancy« in the Glades


Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County has opened a new office in Belle Glade. Located at 1077A South Main Street, the organization will provide CenteringPregnancy«, an evidence based group prenatal care program for pregnant women in the Glades.With generous funding from the Quantum Foundation and March of Dimes and in partnership with OB/GYN Specialists of Lakeside and Children's Services Council, CenteringPregnancy integrates health assessment, education and support into a unified program within a group setting. Eight to twelve pregnant women with similar gestational ages will meet over ten sessions throughout their pregnancy, receive prenatal check ups from a medical provider with OB/GYN Specialists of Lakeside, health education about their pregnancy and newborn care, time to talk about health concerns, healthy snacks at every session and the opportunity to build relationships with other women in the program. Fathers are also welcome to participate with their partner.

We welcome the community to refer pregnant women to this program and encourage you to contact us at 561-996-1999 or 1-888-414-4642 for additional information or to register.  


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.22.14/CenteringGlades.pdf



SERVPRO Offering FREE Mold Removal for Families in Need 





Job Opportunities


Glades Area:


Indeed Job Search: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.22.14/IndeedJobSearch.pdf

Community Partners: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.22.14/CommunityPartners.pdf 



Other Areas: 


Community Partners: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.22.14/CommunityPartners.pdf


Office of Community Revitalization ~ Abundant Community Initiative Workshop

Do you have the relationships, trust, and cooperation you need to make your neighborhood healthy and safe with opportunities for all families, children, and youth to learn, play, grow, earn, success, and prosper? Do you know that you live in an abundant community and that your satisfaction and well being comes from creating new connections and relationship? Join OCR to kick off ab event to Abundant Community Initiative. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

WHEN: Monday,September 22, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Vista Center,  2300 N. Jog Rd., West Palm  Beach 

For more information call: (561) 233-5168 or wwynn@pbcgov.org 


Workshop: Powerful Planned Giving with a Shoe-String Staff and a Shoe-String Budget!

A workshop open to all nonprofits, hosted by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. In just 3 hours, you will learn how to create a robust planned giving program with no money and 2-3 hours of time per month. This highly interactive session explains planned giving in simple terms, describes what really motivates donors to give, and literally provides a step-by-step action plan for you to implement when you get back to the office. Who should attend: Nonprofit executive directors, board members and development staff (ideally, one of each!). cost $25.00 person 

WHEN: Monday, September 29, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Center for Philanthropy, 700 South Dixie Hwy. West Palm Beach


Tri-Angle Consulting LGBT  Mental Health and Issues Faced by  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth and Adults


Presented by Donald Cavanaugh Writer, Journalist, Educator, Speaker Advocate for LGBT Human Rights and Civil Equality All are welcome but space is limited


WHEN:  Tuesday, September 30, 2014 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


WHERE:  Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service , 5841 Corporate Way, Suite 200  West Palm Beach,


For more information and to RSVP call: 561-543-0373 or Donald@donaldcavanaugh.com



Domestic Violence  Awareness Opening Ceremony


Domestic Violence  Awareness Opening Ceremony," Through the eyes of a child"  refreshments will be available


WHEN: Monday, October 6, 2014 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.


WHERE: Mandel Public Library, 411 Clematis Street (3rd floor Auditorium)


View link for more information: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.22.14/DomesticViolence.pdf 


National Alliance Mental Illness (NAMI) Provider Education Course

Registration for our free upcoming Provider Education Course is now open! NAMI/PBC's Provider Education Course presents a penetrating, subjective view of family and peer experiences with serious mental illness to professionals who work directly with people with severe and persistent mental illnesses. Learn more about Provider Education here.

WHEN: Tuesdays October 7 -November 4, 2014 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Legal Aid Society of PBC, 423 Fern Street, Suite 200 West Palm Beach


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.22.14/NAMI.pdf  



Family Fitness Fun Day Celebrating Horse Healing Heart


Bring families together for fitness and fun, FREE event open to the public food truck, vendor tables, games for kids: race, balloon toss, Frisbee toss, three legged race, lap for raising money for HHH, hula hoop contest, cutest dog contest, and more!


WHEN: Saturday, October 18, 2014 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


WHERE: Polo West Golf Course, 2470 Greenview Cove Dr., Wellington 


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.22.14/FamilyFunDay.pdf  


Food Research and Action Center FRAC's Weekly News Digest - Issue #29, 
September 15, 2014




Monday Morning Update  September 22, 2014 




Previous Postings Glades Area



Anti-Stalking Seminar and Resource Fair


Bringing Awareness to Stalking and Domestic Violence


WHEN: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive Belle Glade


If you are interested in setting up a table, please contact Jen Szrejter or Katie Powers:  561-992-1016; szrejterj@pbso.org or  561-265-3797 ext116 kpowers@avda-fl.org   


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.15.14/AntiStalkingSeminarandResourceFair.pdf  

Family Health & Wellness Fair 


Free community Health Fair service we will be providing Physical exams for men and women, breast examinations, blood pressure checks, glucose testing, health education, visions exam , HIV screening, and FLU Clinic available . Food will be served participate for a chance to win a $100.00 gift card & other prizes. Please email completed vendor registration form by September 30th

WHEN: Saturday, October 11, 2014 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


WHERE: Park & Recreation, 360 East Main Street


For more information contact Dr. Aurelien: (561) 707-0480 or info@pbcbna.org 




Adjunct Instructor Fair


Do you enjoy working with people and helping people learn? Are you interested in supplementing your income? Do you have your Master's Degree with 18 graduate hours in a content area (i.e., math, accounting, languages)? Answering YES means you could be an adjunct instructor for the Belle Glade Campus. Bring resume and transcript for review.  Light refreshment will be served. 


WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


WHERE: Belle Glade Campus (TEC 109), 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade


For more information call Heather love: (561) 993-1126 


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.15.14/AdjunctInstructorFair.pdf  



"Glades Night Out Against Crime"


PBSO and the Tri Cities invite you to participate in the "National Night Out Against Crime" to take place in Pahokee. Join the dedicated men and women of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Local Businesses and Community Leaders as they unite together to decrease crime. A great night for the Kids and Families and best of all it's FREE. Fun for the Kids, Bounce House, Enjoy Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and Beverages along with members of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit, Marine Unit, and Mounted Unit.


WHEN: Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


WHERE: Pahokee Deliverance Christian Center, 168 E 4th Street, Pahokee


View link for English Flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.15.14/NightOutAgainstCrime.pdf

View link for Creole Flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.15.14/NightOutAgainstCrimeCreole.pdf 

View link for Spanish Flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.15.14/NightOutAgainstCrimeSpanish.pdf


For more information call : (561) 992-1670



Autism Speaks: Sounding the Alarm


Autism Speaks will host a free screening of Sounding the Alarm, a profound documentary by John Block that examines the lives of 12 families affected by autism.


WHEN:  Thursday, October 26, 2014 


WHERE: Glades Central High School, 1001 SW Ave E, Belle Glade



For more information call: (561) 465-0053


Call for Nominations- Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards

Do you know someone or an organization that has made contributions in the areas of education, diversity, race relations, social justice or economic empowerment?  This is your opportunity to recognize those who have made a difference in improving the lives of individuals in our community. 


You are invited to submit a nomination and/or share the following information with any others who might have an interest in recognizing individuals or organizations in our community who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nominations are due by October 24. 





Job Opportunities


Glades Area: 




Diabetes Coalition Looking for Volunteers & Sites to Conduct Risk Assessments During Diabetes Week


Help the coalition in their quest to identify individuals at are risk for diabetes - so they can get the help and access to resources they need!  


In preparation for Diabetes Week 2014, the Diabetes Coalition is in need of Glades area organizations and churches that already have a large number of people coming to your facility who may be at-risk for diabetes - willing to serve as a site to perform diabetes risk assessments during the week of November 10 through November 16.  They are also in need of volunteers to help individuals complete the risk assessment - which is a paper questionnaire, offered in English, Spanish, and Creole.  Training is available for volunteers in how to complete the assessment.  Each person screened will receive a resource bag.  


WHEN:  Monday, November 10, 2014 - Sunday, November 16, 2014. 


WHERE:  Glades Screening Sites TBD


If you would like to volunteer and/or your organization would like to serve as a screening site during Diabetes Week, please contact Carol Rodriguez at crodriguez@gladesinitiative.org



Become A Volunteer Tutor With The Building Better Readers Program in The Glades


Give the gift of READING to a child! Become a volunteer tutor with the Building Better Readers Program Change a child, change a family, change a community!  Tutor first and second grade children, one-on-one, in reading Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old Commitment to tutor two sessions/week, 90 minutes/session  for 25 weeks beginning in October 2014 No experience required. Training will be provided by the Literacy Coalition. In need of Volunteers for Glades


WHERE: October 2014 - May 2015


WHERE:  At 20 elementary schools throughout Palm Beach County


For additional information contact Jeanne Heavilin: (561) 767-3366 or jheavilin@literacypbc.org or  visit www.literacypbc.org 


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.08.14/BuildingBetterReaders.pdf 



Lutheran Services Florida/PEPPI Head Start is Recruiting 


PEPPI Head Start is now accepting applications for 3 & 4 year old children including children that meet the criteria of being homeless and or living in shelters and children with disabilities. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Full Day Services, Monday-Friday, Age and Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum,Certified Teaching Staff, Family Services Specialist , Nutritionist, Nurse, Mental Health Professionals, Disabilities Coordinator and Speech Therapist Available to Children and Families, Individualized Education Program, and more


View link for more details:  http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.08.14/PEPPISRecruitmentFlyer.pdf 


For more information call: (561) 996-1718 



Check Out New and Exciting Things Happening at Your Local Library This October


Belle Glade Branch: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.08.14/BelleGladeBranch.pdf
Pahokee Branch: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.08.14/PahokeeBranch.pdf

South Bay Branch: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.08.14/SouthBayBranch.pdf



Job Opportunities 


The Sun: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.08.14/TheSun.pdf

The Sun 2: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.08.14/TheSun2.pdfIndeed Job

Indeed Search: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.08.14/IndeedJobSearch.pdf
Community Partners (Glades and Other Area): http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/09.08.14/CommunityPartners.pdf    


Previous Postings Other Areas


Monday Morning Update - September 15, 2014


Prime Time Friday Forecast September 12, 2014




Help Set Legislative Priorities for 2015



Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County ~ Seeking Volunteers 
The Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County is seeking volunteers for their Diabetes Week event on November 14, 2014 to be held at the new Palm Beach Outlets Mall.  Training will be available for new volunteers.  Get involved, support and discover new opportunities!

WHEN:  Friday, November 14, 2014 Time: TBD

WHERE:  Palm Beach Outlets Mall, 1801 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach

For more information please contact (561) 703-2629 Or visit: diabetescoalitionpbc.org              Click here for Flyer 
Monday Morning Updates September 08, 2014
Hispanic Heritage Month Poster Contest 2014 " Beat the Tricks - Ganale a los Enga˝os" 

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is sponsoring a Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) Poster Contest. HHM 2014 Poster Contest - this year's theme is "Beat the Tricks - Ganale a los Enga˝os." The link below includes poster guidelines, Beat the Tricks' video, facts, and key information. Participants, teachers, and/or parents can download guidelines from the same site in English and Spanish. We encourage all 5th grade students to participate.  The prizes are great, and it's a chance for students to express their safety knowledge. Entries must be received by Friday October 17, 2014.


View link for more details and ideas: http://www.missingkids.com/hhm 

View link for poster contest guideline: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.29.14/HHMPosterContest.pdf 

View link for poster contest guideline Spanish: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.29.14/HHMPosterContestSpanish.pdf 

Center for Trauma Counseling ~ New Website Launch 

The Center for Trauma Counseling is excited to announce the launch of their redesigned Center for Trauma Counseling, Inc. website at its new URL: www.palmbeachmentalhealth.org Center for Trauma Counseling is a 501(c)(3) non-profit mental health counseling agency providing prompt and affordable services to those in need. They provide mental health services to individuals, couples, families, and groups in Palm Beach County who suffer from emotional trauma. Center for Trauma Counseling also has the ability to serve victims of domestic abuse, the elderly, and military service members and/or their families through grant funding. 

They are located at 6801 Lake Worth Rd, Suite 101, Lake Worth 33467. For more information or to make a referral: Call 561-444-3914 or email info@palmbeachmentalhealth.org 

Please visit their website for more information about their center and/or information about emotional trauma. We hope you find the website useful and informative. They value your connection with Center for Trauma Counseling and hope these changes enhance collaboration and communication.



Florida Blue Foundation 2015 Sapphire Awards Nominations


The 2015 SAPPHIRE AWARDS Nomination Applications are now available and ready for your use. The closing date is September 19, 2014. Please nominate some of the deserving individuals, programs and organizations in your communities across Florida. The Sapphire Awards honor outstanding individuals, programs and nonprofit organizations in community health care, or health care related fields whose work is distinguished by leadership, innovation and achievements in community health. Honorees will share approximately $360,000 in award funds.  For more information, please check our website, www.bluefoundationfl.com, send email to thebluefoundation@bcbsfl.com, or call 800-477-3736, ext. 63215.

11th Annual Turn on the Light South Florida Conference ~ Child Abuse and Neglect   


Join The Children's Healing Institute for Education... Resources... Networking... The Turn on the Light South Florida Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect is a one-day conference that brings together professionals who work with or on behalf of children and families for a full day of educational and networking opportunities. LEARN Attend a variety of workshops and presentations focused on key trends related to child abuse and neglect programs, research, practices, therapeutic approaches and advocacy. Continuing Education credits are available for many professions. GAIN Acquire information and resources about community programs, services and products relevant to children and families from local and national exhibitors and vendors. CONNECT Network with professionals of varied disciplines who work with children and families including social workers, psychologists, law enforcement, attorneys, nurses and teachers.


WHEN:  Thursday, October 16, 2014 

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach

For more information call:  561-687-8115 or SSantosus@ChildrensHealingInstitute.org


View link for more details and registration form: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.18.14/TurnOnTheLight11thAnnualConference.pdf 



8th Annual Children's Day Awards Luncheon


Every child deserves to be loved and to have a safe and healthy environment free from abuse. Families First invests in our children today - to give them a better opportunity for a bright future tomorrow. Keynote speaker, Deborah Polston, will tell a riveting, true story of the horrors of human trafficking her family endured. We are honored to give this year's Harriet Goldstein award to Gary Lesser, an individual who has made a lasting, positive impact on families in Palm Beach County.


WHEN: Friday, October 3, 2014 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


WHERE: Cohen Pavilion of the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach


For more information call: 561-318-4219 or www.familiesfirstpbc.org 


View link for more information: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/08.04.14/8thChildrenDayAwardsLuncheon.pdf 

Posting Information to our Eblast & Volunteering

Anyone wishing to add their local announcements or events is welcome to submit their information by Friday to be posted the following week. Please include a brief summary of the information to be posted with your contact name, phone number and/or flyer. If you want to submit a posting please email us at updates@gladesinitiative.org or (561) 996-3310.


If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at volunteer@gladesinitiative.org


                  Check the Glades Community Calendar for                                          Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative

           additional activities scheduled in the Glades area:                                               or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades:

Glades Community Calendar
Click here to Volunteer 

Donating to The Glades Initiative, Inc.

If you would like to show your appreciation for the services of The Glades Initiative, Inc., please consider making a tax deductible donation. You can click on the link below or send a check made out to The Glades Initiative, Inc. to 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430. Thank you in advance. 

If your place of work has a United Way giving campaign, you can keep your donation in the Glades by designating your contribution to The Glades Initiative, Inc.  




The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430  561-996-3310
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