This year, more than ever, students are in need of school supplies. We all know why! Let’s face it, as a kid, going back to school is a big deal and in a Childs mind their clothes and school supplies are weighing heavy on the mind. Especially for the older kids.
You can help us support The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County by participating in their Red Apple Supplies Drive. You can drop your donations off at the Greater Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce at 401 N. Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. On Thursday, August 12th the Women in Business Committee will be meeting to assemble the supplies into backpacks from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.
Any amount of donation is greatly appreciated. Just for $10 you can shop at Wal-Mart and get 6 bottles of glue, 6 packs of crayons, 6 packs of note cards and 6 composition books. If you cannot spare $10 then for $5 get those items in quantities of 3.
To give you an idea of how badly school supplies are needed, a fellow blogger This Florida Mom who is also a teacher, only typically receives half of what is needed. Therefore, she has to go and purchase the additional supplies herself. She just recently purchased 60 notebooks. She needs 160 but the kids just don’t show up with what they need.
If we all pitch in, we can get the teachers what they need and make all of the kids HAPPY to have a new set of crayons or even better a backpack. If you are able, send in extra supplies with your children to give to the teacher – one pack of paper – anything will help.
Sign up now to volunteer for one or all of these community events to start giving back today. Volunteers of the Palm Beaches is part of Volunteers of Today, Inc, a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to engage locals with volunteer opportunities in ther community. Volunteers of the Palm Beaches was started by Kimberly Maxwell in June 2017. The group has grown since to over 1,000 volunteer members. The group works with local nonprofits to help fill their need for volunteers to make their organizations excel. There are several progams offered from Feeding the Hungry, Disaster Relief to Animal Care. Find a program you are passionate about and jump right in. Follow them on social media or start following their blog to find out more about how they are helping the community. Start giving back with one or all of the events happening this November. Visit their website to find out how you can make a difference in our community http://www.volunteersofthepalmbeaches.com
If you are fortunate enough to have a Capital One Cafe in your area, run over, enjoy a coffee and set up an account in minutes. They offer everything a typical bank offers and more!
Upon arriving at the Capital One Cafe in West Palm Beach, Florida I was greeted with a friendly Welcome, sitting down and opening an account over a cappuccino which I received at 50% off because of having a Capital One Card.
The space is truly about “community” offering community work spaces, wifi, a cafe, games, finance seminars and much more! I feel like a member of a Capital One society. A community within a community. The only unfortunate thing is there are not many branches outside of larger size cities. Hopefully, that will change soon. And, if you are visiting in an area that has a Capital One Cafe and need a place to “work”, stop in for a coffee and work on their public wifi. It is not just for people who bank with them.
In South Florida Capital One Cafes are located in West Palm Beach, Rosemary Square and in Delray Beach on Atlantic Avenue. Maybe I will see you there!
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