Entries by Cara

Habitat For Humanity Re-Opening ReStores With Hurricane Supplies

By Town-Crier Editor -May 8, 2020 Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County (HFHPBC) is encouraging everyone to be prepared this hurricane season. All three of the Habitat ReStores will re-open on Saturday, May 9 and have essential and affordable items to purchase, such as construction and home renovation supplies, and hurricane shutters to protect your home. […]

Food bank receives $1M donation from philanthropist

By BRETT SHWEKY SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL |APR 15, 2020  Philanthropist Lois Pope recently declared “no child should ever go hungry, here in Palm Beach County or anywhere in this country,” in response to the food-insecurity crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Manalapan resident followed up this declaration by donating $1 million to the Palm Beach County […]

Lois Pope gives $1M to help feed hungry kids

By Shannon Donnelly: Palm Beach Daily News Philanthropist Lois Pope has donated $1M to the Palm Beach County Food Bank’s program to feed children on weekends and during the summer. Lois Pope’s decades of philanthropy have embraced a range of causes, from safe drinking water for Central American villagers to veterans’ services to animal rescue to the preservation of sight. […]

Why Jupiter resident helps youths transition from foster care

By Susan Salisbury – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Monday, May 08, 2017 Jeff DeMario is CEO of Vita Nova, Inc., a non-profit based in West Palm Beach that offers programs and services for 18- to 25-year-olds who have aged out of foster care in Palm Beach County. The group operates an apartment complex where these young […]

Gala guests meet rescue dog Tango at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League benefit.

By Shannon Donnelly – Daily News Society Editor   Posted: 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Club Colette was the setting for a spring dinner dance to benefit the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. The fifth annual Off The Leash event took place April 2. Nellie Benoit, Carol Garvy, Laurie Raber Gottlieb, Linda Miller and Joanie Van der Grift — all […]

Group adopts new name: Palm Beach Island Hospice Foundation

Palm Beach Daily News; by Jane Fetterly April 23, 2017 After 30 years, Hospice Foundation of Palm Beach County Inc. has a new name. It is now known as Palm Beach Island Hospice Foundation. Board president Mark Cook said the change “clarifies our location, but our mission is the same … to provide resources for programs that support end-of-life […]

‘Mallets and Martinis’ benefits former foster children

Sun-Sentinel March 17, 2017 Enjoy an evening filled with drinks and croquet as Vita Nova hosts its inaugural “Mallets and Martinis.” The evening will run from 6 to 10 p.m. April 1 at National Croquet Center, 700 Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach. It will include culinary delights, beverages, auction items and action-packed crochet. The […]

He once lived behind a building. Now he’s getting a college degree.

By Leslie Gray Streeter – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer  Thursday, March 23, 2017 (Photo) Lanorris Lester mentors Ari Morales, who lives at Vita Nova in West Palm Beach. Lester gives back to the program that helped him when he had no place to live. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)   Lanorris Lester isn’t sure […]

Hero Dog Awards luncheon honors heroic hounds

Sun-Sentinel American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, will celebrate these heroic hounds during the seventh annual “Hero Dog Awards Gala Luncheon.” The event will take place at Mar-a-Lago Club on March 8. “For thousands of years, mankind has had a special relationship with dogs, and the American Humane Hero Dog Awards are our […]

Kann foundation’s Eclipse 2017 a fashionable event

By PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS February 25, 2017 Fashion designer Dennis Basso showed his Spring Summer 2017 Collection Feb. 6 at the 18th annual Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation’s luncheon “Eclipse 2017” at The Breakers. Merrill Fisher Gottesman was chairwoman, while honorary Chairs were Herme de Wyman Miro, Ari Rifkin, Arlette Gordon, Rhoda Chase, Joan G. Rubin and Marianne Gold. […]