Charity Datebook 2018 - 2019

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Habitat for Humanity of Martin County

Executive Director: Margot Graff

2090 NW Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: Our mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Martin County brings people together to build homes, communities and home. Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live. Events: Home Dedication Ceremonies in Carter Park, Indiantown and East Stuart, scheduled throughout the year. Visit our website for details.

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Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County

CEO: Bernard J. Godek

6758 N. Military Trail, Ste. 301, Riviera Beach, FL 33407

About Charity: Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, founded in 1986, is a non-profit organization dedicated to building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Each Habitat partner family is required to invest a minimum of 400 sweat equity hours of their own labor into the construction of homes before being eligible to purchase their home utilizing a 30-year, no-profit, no-interest loan. The affiliate’s service area extends from Hypoluxo Road in the south to the Martin County line in the north and from Palm Beach to Lake Okeechobee.

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Hanley Foundation

CEO: Jan Cairnes

Center for Philanthropy 700 S. Dixie Highway, Ste. 103, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

About Charity: Established more than 30 years ago by Mary Jane and Jack Hanley, Hanley Foundation is a charitable 501c3 organization with a mission to give hope to individuals, families and communities affected by substance use disorders. The foundation provides programming and grant support throughout Florida for advocacy, prevention, education and access to quality addiction treatment. The organization’s prevention programming is available to schools, churches and community groups through grant funding provided by the Florida Department of Children and Families, office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.

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Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation

President and CEO: Katha Kissman

5600 N. U.S. Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34946

About Charity: The mission of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, Inc. is to support Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, a research institute within Florida Atlantic University. The foundation provides funding and support for research and education in marine sciences and ocean engineering. Our goal is to support FAU’s Harbor Branch as it increases understanding of oceans and coastal areas through exploration and scientific investigation.

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Heathcote Botanical Gardens, Inc.

Executive Director: Diane B. Kimes

210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

About Charity: Celebrating more than 32 years, Heathcote provides audiences unspoiled enrichment. Outdoor galleries, workshops, Gardens Gift Shop and volunteer opportunities enhance this treasured urban green space whose mission is to educate and inspire by providing a place of botanical beauty and serve as a resource for conservation.The cornerstone of the 5-acre garden is the James J. Smith Tropical Bonsai Collection. Heathcote is a member of the American Horticultural Society, which provides members with reciprocal admission to 350 gardens and museums in the U.S.

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Helping People Succeed

President and CEO: Suzy Hutcheson

1601 NE Braille Place, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

About Charity: We provide opportunities and choices that help children, families and adults improve their quality of life through education, counseling, training and employment. Programs include Baby Steps, Healthy Families, Behavioral Health Services, Community Connections, Employment Options and our Language & Literacy Connection Initiative. The goal of each program is to provide the resources to those in need to ensure a healthy, productive and successful future. Helping People Succeed serves more than 5,300 children and families on an annual basis. Volunteers are both needed and welcomed.

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Hibiscus Children’s Center

CEO: Matt Markley

2920 S. 25th St., Fort Pierce, FL 34981

About Charity: The mission of Hibiscus Children’s Center is to maintain a safe shelter for children who are abused, abandoned and neglected by providing prevention, early intervention and advocacy in quality residential, assessment and recovery programs. Hibiscus Children’s Center is grateful to our generous community for helping to ensure abused children have a safe and loving home. Volunteers are needed to help the children with homework, tutoring/mentoring, field trips and more.

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HomeSafe

CEO: Matthew Ladika

2840 Sixth Ave. S., Lake Worth, FL 33461

About Charity: HomeSafe’s continuum of care starts with the Healthy Beginnings program, where our team screens children ages 0 to 5 for developmental delays or behavior concerns, and helps parents provide their children a healthy start. For children ages 9 to 17, our five group homes are a safe haven from abuse, and provide needed therapeutic services. Our SafetyNet Program works to break the cycle of abuse through immediate intervention and prevention services to domestic violence victims. Our Pond Place program provides a bridge to self-sufficiency and affordable housing for youth who have “aged out”of foster care.

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House of Hope

CEO: Robert Ranieri

2484 SE Bonita St., Stuart, FL 34997

About Charity: As Charity Navigator’s No.1 rated charity on the Treasure Coast, House of Hope touches the lives of up to 6,000 people monthly with services that include food, clothing, furniture, financial assistance and case management to help people build life skills for a more self-sufficient future. Service centers and thrift stores are located in Stuart, Hobe Sound, Indiantown and Jensen Beach. Several nutrition gardens and the Agricultural and Vocational Production Farm provide a sustainable source of fresh produce for clients as well as nutrition education and vocational opportunities to the community. The agency’s Golden Gate Center for Enrichment offers free programs, technology and workshops designed to enhance life skills, earning potential, health and overall well-being.

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Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

President and CEO: Frank Valente

4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave., Palm City, FL 34990

About Charity: The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is the area’s leading advocate for homeless, abused and abandoned animals. The HSTC provides the most progressive spay-neuter and adoption programs, dynamic humane education services, partnerships with like-minded organizations and dozens of volunteer opportunities at its shelter and thrift stores. The HSTC does not euthanize to make space at its shelter, there are no time limits on how long animals stay in its care, and no animal is ever turned away. Since 1955, the HSTC has remained true to its mission: To Provide Compassionate Care and Nurture the Bond Between People and Pets.

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