Save change to create change with The Lord’s Place’s Piggy Bank Challenge
The Lord’s Place believes few lessons in life are more important than learning to help others. So they’ve planned the Piggy Bank Challenge for Kids Program, to be launched at its November “Ending Homelessness Breakfast,” which will enable children to help other children.
At the breakfast, Nov. 20 at 8 a.m. at the Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, The Lord’s Place will honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding efforts to end homelessness.
This year’s honorees include Community Partners, receiving the Servants Award for its work leading comprehensive case management through the CARE Teams at The Lord’s Place men’s and family campuses; The Boynton Beach Fire Rescue Department receiving the Unsung Heroes Award for its many years of providing holiday gifts to the residents of The Lord’s Place Family Campus; and The 2014 Ending Homelessness Award presented to former client Blake MacQueen.
Each attendee at the breakfast will be invited to take a piggy bank and give it to a child in their life. Children are encouraged to fill the piggy banks, provided by Bank of America, with donations that will be matched by an anonymous local family foundation. All of the money raised through the Piggy Bank Challenge for Kids will go into The Lord’s Place Tomorrow Fund, which enables children of families in The Lord’s Place programs to enjoy the same types of experiences that enhance the lives of children.
For information about how your child can participate in the Piggy Bank Challenge for Kids, contact The Lord’s Place at 561-537-4645.
Tamra FitzGerald is the chairwoman of this year’s “Ending Homelessness Breakfast.” FitzGerald is a founding partner of Venue Marketing Group and a longtime supporter of The Lord’s Place, helping to guide its branding and marketing efforts. She received the Unsung Heroine Award at the Ending Homelessness Breakfast in 2012.
“We are pleased to have Tamra chair this year’s breakfast where we will honor our community partners and one of our clients whose success symbolizes the future we work to provide for all those we serve,” said The Lord’s Place CEO, Diana Stanley. “We are especially excited about the Piggy Bank Challenge for Kids as an opportunity to reach the next generation with the important message of giving to help others.”
Sponsors to date include: the International Polo Club Palm Beach, Toshiba, UBS, Venue Marketing Group, FPL, Cheney Brothers, Templeton & Company, 1st United Bank, The Gehring Group, Searcy, Denney, Scarola Barnhart & Shipley P.A., Bank of America, Brian and Pamela McIver, and The Cathleen McFarlane Foundation.
Tickets for The Lord’s Place Ending Homelessness Breakfast are $75 per person or $150 for premium seating. For tickets and more information, call 561-537-4656 or visit www.thelordsplace.org.
The Lord’s Place is a nonprofit, organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness by providing innovative, compassionate, and effective services to men, women, and children in our community. It operates four campuses and four social service enterprises throughout Palm Beach County.
Matt Barnes, left, Jackson Bachman, 10, and Tamra FitzGerald