October 12, 2015
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week
  Wednesday, October 14, 2015      5:30  p.m. -  6:30 p.m.   Quit Smoking Now Class,  The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
  Friday, October 16, 2015              10:00 a.m.-  12:00 p.m.  5th Quarter Fridays,           Glades Covenant Community Church, South Bay 
  Monday, October 19, 2015              8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.   REACH Fair Planning MeetingThe Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
  Monday, October 19, 2015           1:00   p.m. -  2:00 p.m.   Breast Health Education,    Lighthouse Café, Belle Glade
Quit Smoking Now Class

It's time to quit and we're ready to help!  Quit Smoking Now is a free, six-session group program to help you quit tobacco!  Developed by ex-smokers for those who want to become ex-smokers themselves, the program also includes help for other forms of tobacco such as cigars, dip, and chew.  Free nicotine patches, lozenges, and/or gum are offered(while supplies last), as well as follow-up support.

WHEN:   Wednesdays  5:30 to 6:30  Beginning Oct. 7, 2015
              10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18                                   LAST DAY TO JOIN CLASS 10/14

WHERE:   The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade
 Register Today, Call 1-877-819-2357 or email:  info@eahec.org

Health and Human Service Agencies, please share information with your clients. click here for a flyer
14th Annual Glades REACH Health Fair

The goal of the Glades REACH Health fair is to provide free health and medical services and referrals to Glades residents who are uninsured and underinsured and get them to establish a permanent, medical home at one of our two Federally Qualified Health Centers, below.  All residents who establish a medical home will receive a free hygiene bag, while supplies last.

Only fruit and water will be served.  

WHEN:  Saturday, October 24, 2015    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 


To be a vendor, please contact Terri Calsetta at tcallsetta@lmcpbc.org  Vendors will need to bring their own tables, chairs, and tents.  

Event organized by Glades PATCH.  Sponsors include the Children's Services Council and Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network.  The Glades Initiative serves as a fiscal sponsor.  
5th Quarter Fridays

Open Mic, Rappers, Poets, Singers - Games, Giveaways.  FREE Music & Food.  After the Game is when the Fun Really Starts - Parents are welcome to volunteer and visit. Open to:  13 years old and up

WHEN:  Fridays after every GCHS Home Football Game - 10/16/15, 10/30/15 & 11/6/15    
             10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

WHERE:  Bay Area Side Entrance, Glades Covenant Community Church, 248 U.S. Highway 27, S. in South                         Bay  (next to City Hall)

For more information call: (561) 993-9916
14th Annual Glades REACH Fair Planning Meeting
Many of our Glades residents are uninsured or underinsured and do not have a "Medical Home".  Residents lacking a medical home do notreceive consistent, preventative medical care, and only visit the hospital emergency room after they are in more serious medical need - a more costly alternative for the individual and the larger system of care. 
We are currently planning our 14th Annual Glades REACH health fair, to be held October 24, 2015 with a goal of encouraging uninsured/underinsured residents to establish a medical home.  The fair will be held simultaneously at the C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic in Belle Glade and Florida Community Health Center in Pahokee , (both Federally Qualified Health Centers FQHCs), as we want residents to visit the actual facility that will become their medical home, where they can receive consistent, comprehensive,  preventative medical care.  
WHEN:  Monday, October 19, 2015    8:30 a.m. -  9:30 a.m. 
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade
Please Note: the Pahokee event will be in collaboration with ClearVue Eye Center's "Eye Walk, Eye Run" 5K Walk for Diabetes
Ella's Closet in the Lighthouse Café ~ Belle Glade
Ella's Closet, part of the Lighthouse Cafe at 400 NW Avenue B Place in Belle Glade, is a way to remember a sweet baby who was taken from us way too soon. The closet has items for new mother's or father's in need - to purchase with "Ella Bucks" earned by attending various training's, such as infant/child CPR, drowning prevention, etc. 
Next training for Ella Bucks:
Breast Health Education
WHEN:  Monday, October 19, 2015  1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Lighthouse Café
Presenter:  The Glades Initiative, Inc.
Donations to Ella's Closet are tax deductible.  They are in need of new or gently used baby/toddler clothes, baby toiletries, diapers in any sizes and larger items such as car seats, high chairs, walkers, and pack and plays.  Due to insurance purposes, they can only accept new cribs and car seat donations. If you would prefer to make a cash donation to be used to purchase items for Ellas's closet, please make the check out to Lighthouse Cafe - Ella's Closet and mail to: RC Hatton, PO Box 220, Pahokee, FL 33476.  
Donated items can be dropped off at the following locations/times:
Lighthouse Cafe
400 SW Avenue B Place
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Hours:  7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
United Methodist Church
401 SW 1st Street
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Terri Royal
1050 SE 18th Street
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Debra Allen
13348 US Hwy 441 N
Canal Point, FL  33438

Planned Approach To Community Health (PATCH)

The Glades PATCH is a program designed to help the community evaluate, plan and implement health education and disease prevention and intervention programs. PATCH helps promote the health of the community to include social, emotional and physical well-being of its citizens. PATCH is a partnership of concerned citizens and organizations. This partnership provides a forum for identifying health problems affecting the community and mobilizing the community to plan, conduct and evaluate intervention services.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 20, 2015     9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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

Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, October 20, 2015    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: West Tech Educational Center, 2625 State Road 715, Belle Glade

Boys Town Common Sense Parenting Class ~ Not Too Late to Join!


Improve your relationship with your child. This class is FREE for Parents whose child(ren) attend Pahokee Middle/Senior High School!  

  • Six-week class
  • Easy and practical parenting skills
  • Interactive class presentations
  • Award-winning parenting book 
  • Professional instructors 
● October 6th        ● October 27th  
● October 13th      ● November 3rd
● October 20th      ● November 10th

*Parents must attend all 6 sessions.
Pahokee High School
900 Larrimore Road

If you are interested in attending the classes call 561-924-6400 now and ask for Mrs. Garza! Space is limited.

Clewiston Fall Festival

WAFC Classic Hits is joining Clewiston Parks and Recreation and others for the Clewiston Fall Festival.  Free games, prizes, activities and more for the children in celebration of the season!  This event is totally FREE to the Community!  WAFC Classic Hits will be assisting with extensive pre-promotion of the event and providing free Halloween Safety items such as flashlights, blinking necklaces, illuminated wands/swords, glow in the dark gloves/masks, etc. and candy for the children in attendance.  D'Anthony and Nicole of the Classic Hits Morning Show will be broadcasting live from the event site.

Join the City of Clewiston as they give back to the community by promoting and participating in this worthwhile event.  Become a sponsor of their pre-event coverage and live broadcast.  As a sponsor you will receive:

80 :60 second promos promoting the event, listing your business name/city location as a sponsor pre-promotion/live remote broadcast.*
7-10 :10 second sponsor live mentions during the morning show, listing your business as a sponsor pre-promotion/live remote broadcast.*
Business logo or business name/address/phone number on the WAFC Classic Hits website/Facebook Page pre-promotion/live remote broadcast.
WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2015   4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Clewiston Community Park and the Youth Center, 110 West Osceola Avenue, Clewiston

Take Stock in Children Upcoming Mentor Training in The Glades

The Take Stock in Children Mentor Training will cover the necessary information to get started as a Take Stock in Children mentor.

WHEN: Monday, October 26, 2015 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Highway Belle Glade

WHEN: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Highway Belle Glade
For more information and to RSVP call Kimberly Briard:  (561) 307-5485 or kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org 
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Night Out Against Crime

PBSO District 5- Western Region Community Policing Unit invites you to come out and join the Palm Beach County Sheriff's in Celebrating Night Out. Join the dedicated men and women of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office, local business and Community leaders as they united together to decrease crime. A great night for the Kids and Families and best of all its FREE fun for the kids bounce house enjoys hot dogs, hamburgers, and beverages along with members of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit. Marine Unit, and Mounted Unit. "If you would like to participate as a vendor, please contact Marcia Bahia at bahiam@pbso.org prior toOctober 15, 2015." 

WHEN: Thursday, October 29, 2015    5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay

For more information call: (561) 996-1670

Turn on the Light Conference

The Children's Healing Institute is hosting their 12th Annual South Florida Turn on the Light Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. Attracting more than 400 attendees, the conference offers 18 educational workshops, child advocate resource booths, worthwhile networking opportunities, and an informative keynote luncheon featuring nationally recognized parenting and childhood trauma expert, Dr. Sue Cornbluth. A resource area with exhibitors and vendors will be open throughout the day.

WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 2015     8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

For more information call: 561.687.8115

The Junior League of Boca Raton 2015 Fall Non-Profit Leadership Series
All training's will take place at: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton

Classes include:

Grant Writing: The Basics   October 15, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm No Cost
DiSC® Behavioral Styles   October 27, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am No Cost
Introduction to the VCRC Grant Library November 3 and Dec. 1, 2015 9:00 am - 10:00 am No Cost
Mobile Technology    November 12, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm No Cost
Grant Writing: Two-Day Intensive  November 19 & 20, 2015 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $125
Succession Planning  December 10, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm No Cost
Cloud Computing Essentials  December 17, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm No Cost

Click here for more information and to register.
Knight Cities Challenge Information Session

The Knight Cities Challenge is open for applications from October 1-27 asking people to submit ideas that address the question: What's your best idea to make cities more successful?  The challenge is offering a share of $5 million for new ideas to make the 26 communities where Knight invests (including Palm Beach County!) more vibrant places to live and work.
The Knight Foundation is hoping to attract a broad range of ideas from: neighbors, architects, activists, artists, city planners, entrepreneurs, students, educators, city officials, as well as governments and organizations. The challenge has just two rules:
  1. The project must take place in or benefit one or more of 26 Knight communities. to include Palm Beach County!
  2. The idea should focus on one or more of three key drivers of city success:
  • Talent: Ideas that help cities attract and keep talent 
  • Opportunity: Ideas that create economic prospects by breaking down divides & making new connections
  • Engagement: Ideas that spur connection and civic involvement
Applying to the Knight Cities Challenge is easy.  Tell them how you would use a share of $5 million to help a city attract talent, expand economic opportunity, or create a culture of civic engagement. No project is too small as long as your idea is big. 

Information Session: 
WHEN:    Friday, October 16, 2015    1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties   REGISTER HERE for the information session
To enter and for more information, go to KnightCities.org and answer a few questions.

Vickers House Citizenship Preparation Classes 
Citizenship Preparation Classes at Vicker's House South must register in advance The Vicker's House has created a Citizenship Preparation class that will not only prepare you to pass the Citizenship Exam but will also focus on educating new immigrants in our community on how to become good neighbors as well as good citizens. We will teach American History, Geography, Principles of American Democracy, Our System of Government, as well as important information on How to Live in our Local Society such as: Crime Prevention techniques, How to Report a crime, Requirements for voting and how to vote, and many other aspects of how to integrate into the American culture and become involved citizens. All participants must speak, read, write and understand basic English! -The class is taught in English.
  • Bring a notebook and pen or pencil
  • Please be advised that there will be a $5.00 donation paid directly to the teachers the first day of class; this will cover materials used in class. Thank you for your cooperation.
WHEN: Fridays, October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, and 11   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Vickers House - 3801 Georgia Avenue, West Palm Beach

For more information and to register call Vickers House South: (561) 804-4975

Mounts Botanical Gardens Fall Family Festival
Mounts Botanical Garden proudly presents this annual family fun day! Bring the family and celebrate with us through a variety of fun-filled activities. Our festival features games, hands-on educational displays, music and refreshments. In addition, 4-H will hold an Open House in the Exhibit Halls. Favorite activities include pony rides, face painting, the kiddies train and many more! Some activities are free; other have a nominal charge.

WHEN:  Sunday, October 18, 2015  11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admission: $5.00 per adult  Members and children ten years under are free
2015 Youth Empowerment Luncheon

Join the Urban League of Palm Beach County NULITES, NextEra Energy and msnbc for the Youth Empowerment Luncheon featuring msnbc's Tamron Hall, host of "NewsNation" and co-host of NBC's TODAY Show and Ava Parker, President of Palm Beach State College.

WHEN: Monday October 19, 2015 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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

For more information contact Rhonda Williams-Turner:  561-833-1461 or williams@ulpbc.org

The Ups and Downs Of Taking Medication For Mental Illness

Join The National Alliance on Mental Illness for October's general meeting on the ups and down of taking medication for mental illness, presented by Jacintha Cauffied, PharmD, BCPS,CDE.  NAMI/PBC General meetings are free and open to the general public.

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 22, 2015   6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.          

WHERE: Jupiter Library, 705 Military Trail, Jupiter

For more information and to RSVP call: (561) 588-3477

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 Friday, October 23, 2015

Volunteers Needed for Diabetes Awareness Day

The Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County is hosting Diabetes Week Events and Needs Your Help with: Diabetes Risk Assessments and Screenings and Pre and Post-Event Activities including "Diabetes Awareness Day".  Volunteer Training: Training is required for Volunteers Helping with diabetes risk assessments training will be completed via the Diabetes Coalition's website. We're asking for students, nurses, physicians and all others who would like to help -Spanish & Creole Translators Needed!

WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 2015     5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Palm Beach Outlets, West, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach

For more information contact Debby Walters: debby.diabetescoalitionpbc@gmail.com
Bi-Annual Palm Beach County Hunger Relief and Food Security Meeting

System update meeting & discussion ending hunger, imagining the possibilities with special guest speaker: Enid Borden, Founder, President and CEO, National Foundation to End Senior Hunger*

WHEN: Monday, November 16, 2015     10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

WHERE:  Clayton Hutchenson Agricultural Center, Exhibit Hall A, 559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach

For more information and to RSVP contact: pam@pbcfoodbank.org

Clerk Alert: Delray & Palm Beach Gardens Branches Closed Every Friday until Further Notice

The Allegany Insider ~ October 2015 

Previous Postings GLADES AREA

New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church Will be Celebrating Their 15th Year

New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church will be celebrating its 15th year church/Pastor anniversary in the Glades. They are honored to have with them the dynamic, Bishop Victor T Curry of Miami to be their guest speaker.  They cordially invite you and your congregation to come and celebrate with them as they give Praise to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

WHEN: Wednesday October 28, 2015   7:30 p.m.

WHERE: New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church, 1650 South Main St., Belle Glade

For more information you may call 561-261-2300 or 286-266-1818. 
Palm Beach State College Belle Glade Campus 
Corporate and Continuing Education New Course for Fall 2015

View link for more information and courses that are available: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.05.15/PBSCCCE.pdf
Parents, It's Time for Your Teen! A Free Education Program

All persons who complete the full-day seminar will receive $50.00! Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack provided. Learn about topics to share with your teens, such as: answering difficult questions, communicating values, sexually transmitted infections, birth control options, teachable moments, and ways to say "NO" confidently. All participants will receive a take-home folder and resource materials. Space is limited so reserve your seat

WHEN: Saturday, November 07, 2015   8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Bridges of Belle Glade, 816 West Canal Street South, Belle Glade

For more information please contact Sheree Anderson:  561-472-9947 sheree.anderson@ppsoflo.org

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week at Project Homeless Connect

Save the date: Project Homeless Connection -  Pahokee

WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2015   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Pahokee

For more information and to RSVP contact Michelle Howell-Phillips: (561)355-9917 or mhowell1@pbcgov.org
City of Belle Glade Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Program

Belle Glade, FL - The Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Program is for first time home buyers.  To apply, pick up and application packet, at the City Hall located at 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. West  Belle Glade, FL  33430-3900 or call 561-996-0100.  City Hall is open 7:30 am until 6:30 pm, Monday thru Thursday. As long as the Funds are available, we have a home building program for qualified first time home buyers who apply.  The home must be built in the city limits of Belle Glade.  You must have an average credit rating score of 600 or better.

For more information call Richard Cleveland:  (561) 996-0100

Marlins Foundation Accepting Applications for Charity Partner Empowerment Fund

Mentor Recruitment Take Stock in Children

Take Stock in Children is a non-profit college scholarship and mentoring organization.  They have 60 male or female freshman at Glades Central High School that have been awarded a college scholarship.  However, to remain in our program, as one of the requirements, they must be assigned a mentor.  Their mentors are a key component to the success of our program.  Our students are selected in grades 6th - 9th and are provided a College Readiness Coach to meet with them each 8 weeks, a volunteer mentor who meets with them during lunch 1 day/week and a Florida Prepaid Tuition Scholarship.  The students must maintain their GPA, meet with their mentor, attend 2 student workshops/year and remain crime and drug free.  

Their goal is for all of our students to graduate high school, be college ready and remain in college. All mentors will be required to complete a mentor application and attend a mentor training before you can begin mentoring.  We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to change the lives of these students. 

If you are interested in becoming a mentor for Take Stock in Children, please click on the link below or you may contact Kimberly Briard, Mentor Coordinator at 561-307-5485 or kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org

Science Ambassador Scholarship

South Bay Library Host English Exchange

Free, informal class lets non-native English speakers practice conversation skills.  English Exchange Program, an informal class where non-native English speakers can practice their conversational skills in a relaxed and welcoming environment. The class encourages English language learners to improve their pronunciation and vocabulary skills, while meeting new friends and sharing time with others who also want to better their English participants should have Basic English skills

WHEN: Monday's 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Clarence E. Anthony Library, 375 South West 2nd Ave South Bay

For more information and to participate contact Elizabeth: (561) 996-3453

Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network Newsletter 
The Glades Initiative's Annual Thanksgiving Potluck 

The Glades Initiative invites all our partners and community supporters to join us at our annual Thanksgiving Potluck with an optional gift exchange.  

WHEN:  Friday, November 20, 2015   12:00 p.m.  - 1:00 p.m. 

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

Kindly RSVP to Sandy at (561) 996-3310 or sdesty@gladesinitiative.org with the number attending and what dish you will bring.  
The Glades Initiative's Annual United Way Campaign

For our workplace campaign to support the United Way of Palm Beach County, The Glades Initiative invites you to participate in our 50/50 prize drawing.  50% of the total collected will go to the owner of the ticket selected.  The ticket selection will take place at our Annual Thanksgiving Potluck on November 20, and 50% of the total collected will be donated to The United Way of Palm Beach County.  Tickets are currently available for a $1.00 donation at our office or from any of our staff members. You need not be present to win.
We also invite you to participate in another tradition to support our United Way workplace campaign.  Silent auction items are donated, created and/or baked by our staff.  All items up for auction are on display at our office.  Bidding ends at our Thanksgiving Potluck on November 20, 2015. Thank you for helping to support our workplace campaign. 

WHEN:  Now until November 20, 2015

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

See any Glades Initiative staff to make a $1 donation for a 50/50 Raffle ticket
Obamacare Enrollment Information
A representative from Enroll America is available to meet one on one with you to discuss your healthcare options for Obamacare.  Open enrollment/renewals begin November 1st and end January 31st.
WHEN: Mondays November 2- January 25, 2016
WHERE:  Belle Glade Library 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
                Loula V York Branch Library (Pahokee) 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
                Clarence E. Anthony Library (South Bay) 5:001 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
For more information contact Florence French: (561) 400-3726
First Annual ' Eye Walk Eye Run' 5K Run and 1M Walk
The first annual ' Eye Walk Eye Run ' has been developed to include a 5K run and a one mile walk in the city of Pahokee on October 24, 2015. The mission of this event is to educate and create awareness of diabetes and its complications in the eye. Diabetes affects millions and us one of the leading causes of blindness. Pahokee, by all statistics, appears to be a hotbed for this disease and ClearVue Now Eye Clinic is personally witnessing a generation of blindness. People don't understand their diabetes and they don't know how it can affect the eye. 

Please have form a team or call us if you would like to have a booth at our event in Pahokee.
WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2015

WHERE:  Pahokee
For more information and to RSVP contact Michelle Hearns:  561-432-4141 or michelle@clearvuenow.com  
Job Opportunities

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Monday Morning Update from Children's Services Council - October 5, 2015 

Primetime's Friday Forecast Introduces their First Social Impact Brief
Solid Waste Authority Waste Matters October 2015

3rd Annual Masquerade for Mental Health

Masquerade for Mental Health

WHEN: Friday, October 30, 2015       6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: PGA National Resort and Spa, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens

For questions please contact: (561) 832-3755 or info@mhapbc.org 
Celebrate America Recycles Day with the SWA 

Free Shred. America Recycles Day is an initiative of Keep America Beautiful, and is set aside to celebrate environmental efforts across the U.S. The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (SWA) will host a celebration in honor of America Recycles Day that will include a paper shredding event and tours of our Education Center.

WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2015   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: SWA Education Center, 6751 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach

For more information call: 561-640-4000
Caridad Center's Family Festival November 14, 2015

Join the Caridad Center as they "Give Life, Give Hope" to our communities.  Come and help engage our community.  Healthy lifestyle demonstrations, Free testing and screenings, Community Resource Awareness, Family Entertainment, Music, Physical Activities, Raffles, Games, and much more.  

Caridad is currently looking for vendors and sponsors to participate in the event. 

WHEN:  Saturday, November 14, 2015  

WHERE:  Caridad Center, Address: 8645 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach

For more information, contact Gloria Marquez  Tel: 561-737-6336 ext. 124  Email: petprogram@caridad.org  

The Town of Palm Beach United Way Traveling T-Shirt Contest & Turkey Trot  

The Town of Palm Beach United Way Traveling T-Shirt Contest Is Back
Help us spread the word. While traveling this summer, seed us a picture of yourself (and family or friend) wearing you LIVE UNITED gear. The person or group of people pictured wearing their shirt(s) the furthest distance from the Town of Palm Beach United Way office will win these amazing LIVE UNITED prizes. Please note: Photos will be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Town of Palm Beach United Way website. 
7th Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way 5K Turkey Trot
This Thanksgiving holiday help those in need by participating in the 7th Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way 5K Turkey Trot. Before you stuff your face, kick-off your holiday by joining along with family, friends and neighbors for the only race on the island of Palm Beach. The Town of Palm Beach United Way 5K Turkey Trot will begin and end in Bradley Park. Participants are asked to report to the starting line by 7:15am. The race will begin promptly at 7:30am. For those participating in the FUN RUN please be at the starting line by 8:20am.
Now - October 31, 2015   $30     November 1, 2015 - November 24, 2015   $40     Race Day Registration (November 26)   $100 
For more information or if you need a shirt call: (561) 655-1919 or info@palmbeachunitedway.org 
Free Eyecare for Uninsured
The Community Health Center of West Palm Beach, at 2100 W. 45th Street, Suite A-8, in partnership with the Florida Optometry Eye Health Fund, will provide free comprehensive eye care to eligible uninsured residents through the end of 2015.  People must bring a photo ID and proof of income.  
WHEN:  Now until December 2015
WHERE:  Community Health Center of West Palm Beach, 2100 W. 45th Street, Suite A-8, West Palm Beach
Call 561-840-8681 or visit www.freehealthcarewpb.org. 
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


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