Save change to cre­ate change with The Lord’s Place’s Piggy Bank Chal­lenge

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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 visit­elord­

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

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