CSC, community partners distribute $100,000 in personal protective equipment

Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County, The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties and United Way of Palm Beach County have partnered to distribute $100,000 in personal protective equipment to 122 local charitable organizations to support community health in the ongoing battle against COVID-19.

“The response has been overwhelming,” said Brad Hurlburt, CEO of Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. “Our nonprofit partners are working diligently to support people who have been greatly affected by this pandemic and child-size masks were distributed to organizations that serve families with children.”

Funds were used to purchase disposable and reusable face masks for adults and children, gloves, hand sanitizer, thermometers, and disinfectant wipes to ensure that nonprofit organizations can continue providing critical services to those in the community who need them most. Over 100 organizations received PPE, including Boca Helping Hands, Clinics Can Help, and Alzheimer’s Community Care.

“Nonprofit health and human service organizations are the lifeline of support for residents in our community, and we must continue to support them to maintain their positive impact,” said Dr. Seth Bernstein, Executive Vice President of United Way of Palm Beach County. “We greatly appreciate being a part of the local Funder’s Coalition, and we thank all the generous donors and supporters who help contribute to our collective success.”

As local school districts prepare to transition to in-class instruction, emphasis is being placed on encouraging businesses and community members to work together and follow health guidelines during the next phase of this pandemic. 

“Child care sites, afterschool programs and so many other wonderful organizations that serve our community’s children and families can’t open their doors unless they have PPE, which means people can’t get back to work,” says Lisa Williams-Taylor, CEO of Children’s Services Council. “We are thrilled to partner with other funders in the community to fulfill this essential need.”

About Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County

The Council is a local, special-purpose government created by Palm Beach County voters in 1986 and reauthorized in 2014. For more than 30 years, it has provided leadership, funding, services and research on behalf of the county’s children so they grow up healthy, safe and strong.

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