The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss your chance to be part of helping your neighbors.
We want to share with you information about an exciting new program that we are rolling out here at the Wellington Community Foundation.
We call it “Friends of the Foundation.” We want to recognize our special individuals, like you, who make possible all our good work in helping children, seniors, and veterans in the Wellington community.
To become a Friend of the Foundation for 2022 requires a $1,000 donation, made payable to the Wellington Community Foundation. As you know, the foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
I like to think of each of these generous donations as a wise investment in our community. Each Friend of the Foundation will become a charter founder of this initiative, receive two personalized tickets to our annual Red, White and Blue Jeans event, held in November, along with a founder plaque.
All Friends of the Foundation will also be recognized at the Red, White and Blue Jeans event, as well as in upcoming articles planned for the Town-Crier newspaper and Wellington The Magazine. Obviously, the wishes of anyone who does not want such recognition will be respected.
Stalwarts like you are the backbone of our organization. Will you please help us make 2022 another successful year? We have made it as painless as possible for you to become a 2022 Friend of the Foundation. For your convenience, you may either mail your check to
WELLINGTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
c/o Friends of The Foundation
12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 19F
Wellington, FL 33414
or make your donation right online by clicking here.
Please call me at (561) 333-9843 if you have any questions. Thank you and we look forward to honoring you at our Red, White & Blue Jeans Event!
The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to low- and moderate-income Wellington seniors and veterans to support and improve their quality of life. This funding may include, but is not limited to, home repairs and rehabilitation. Thanks to generous donors and grants received, the Foundation was able to install wheelchair accessibility on homes of veterans, repair and repaint several homes, install new water heaters and much-needed hand rails and bathroom pull bars.
Wellington Community Foundation sponsored 25 campers at the local Boys & Girls Club. The Foundation recently this full summer camp program for more than two dozen local children at the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club. Wellington children in need had a safe and nurturing environment where they got to experience a fun-filled summer that included a healthy lunch and snack.
The Wellington Community Foundation partnered with local nonprofit Back to Basics in an effort to provide new uniforms for the start of the school year. The Foundation’s generous donors have helped to provide hundreds of new school uniforms for children in need at New Horizons, Binks Forest and Elbridge Gale elementary schools, all located in Wellington.
Wellington Community Foundation is pleased and proud to partner with Palm Beach State College and the college’s Veterans Success Center with Wellington Community Foundation funding for Wellington resident veterans to support their tuition and education-related expenses that will help prepare these veterans who served in our country to meet the needs of the 21st century.
The Foundation will provide funding for 90 Wellington High School students with disabilities to attend Vinceremos. Vinceremos offers therapeutic riding programs, hippotherapy and equine-assisted learning. It is accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) and has been serving individuals with disabilities in central Palm Beach County for more than 35 years. The benefits of therapeutic riding include improved balance, core strength and refined motor skills, all done in a fun, recreational setting. The lessons provide social interaction and camaraderie while riders learn equestrian skills, build self-confidence and independence.
The Wellington Community Foundation will distribute more than 700 backpacks to Wellington students. The Foundation recently partnered with the Village of Wellington to host its annual Back to School Block Party helping needy students at local schools receive new backpacks filled with much-needed school supplies.
The Wellington Community Foundation teamed up with Wellington Cares, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Wellington seniors, in cooperation with the team at Wellington Florist to coordinate a program that brings smiles and hugs to Wellington seniors on their birthday by delivering beautiful, hand-selected floral arrangements right to their door. The Foundation assists Wellington Cares in stocking the Food Pantry with much needed food and supplies for Seniors in Wellington.
Many underprivileged Wellington children will receive a gift package filled with new sneakers, socks, underwear and an age-appropriate toy this Christmas season thanks to the generous donations of the many supporters of the Wellington Community Foundation. We worked directly with the team at the local nonprofit Back to Basics to identify children participating in the Angel Tree Program.
The Foundation will be awarding two scholarships in the amount of $2,500. Both recipients will receive a one-time scholarship in the amount of $2,500. The Foundation is proud to help two Wellington students go on to do great things, and that they will help ensure that the Adams’ legacy lives on in honor of all that Arle and Ken Adams have contributed to the Village of Wellington.
The foundation sponsors this wonderful event together with the Village of Wellington, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and FAU CARD for an afternoon of music, fun, games and community. The PBSO’s Mounted and K-9 units attend for a meet-and-greet. The event’s goal is to bring law enforcement, fire services and people with autism together. It helps provide the autism community a day
to interact with law enforcement and fire- rescue on a positive note and help build stronger relationships. And League of Yes, where players of all ages are introduced to their “buddy” on the fields at Village Park in Wellington for what turns out to be a fantastic baseball showcase put together by the League of Yes, a nonprofit organization
that provides those with special needs a chance to play baseball in a judgment-free zone. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the foundation is able to step up to the plate to cover the cost of uniforms for this baseball showcase, sponsoring uniforms for all of the players and their “buddy” partners.
At Wellington Regional Medical Center, we continue to contribute to the health of the community and boost the local economy. In 2018, we admitted 11,814 patients and had 50,924 emergency visits, and we made $9.4 million in capital investments. We also proudly supported many community organizations through sponsorships and donations.
WELLINGTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, INC. IS A 501(C) (3) CORPORATION AND CONTRIBUTIONS ARE DEDUCTIBLE Tax ID# 26-4778984. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION # 31031 AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
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