Monday, December 6, 2021
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~~~ This Week ~~~
 
Tue, Dec 7, 9:00 am - Inter-Agency Network of PBC Meeting: Online
Tue, Dec 7, 12:30 pm - Applying a Health Equity Lens to Environmental Issues: Online
Tue, Dec 7, 3:00 pm - The Glades Initiative Pantry of Choice Hours, The Glades Initiative, BG
Wed, Dec 8, 8:30 am - The Glades Initiative Pantry of Choice Hours, The Glades Initiative, BG
Wed, Dec 8, 10:00 am - Introduction to Google Ads by SCORE PBC: Online
Wed, Dec 8, 5:00 pm - Health Council of Southeast Florida Hosts Focus Groups: Online
Thu, Dec 9, 9:00 am - Hiring Event by Finfrock at CareerSource, Belle Glade
Fri, Dec 10 - Free Walk-up Pediatric and Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines, See Listing for Locations
Sat, Dec 11, 9:00 am - Free Walk-up Pediatric and Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines, Duda Farms, BG
Sat, Dec 11, 9:00 am - Pahokee Market at the Marina, Pahokee
Glades Area
The Glades Initiative Pantry of Choice Hours

We hope that the flexibility of our new “Pantry of Choice” hours helps us to serve you better. You may come to shop in the pantry once per week at any time during open hours. In a “Pantry of Choice”, you choose the foods that you want and need (within guidelines)! Food will no longer be distributed outside.

Required to participate:
• Valid ID or your Glades Initiative Food Pantry ID
• ONE time per week

WHEN: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Tuesday)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Haitian Creole and Spanish)
Inter-Agency Network of PBC Meeting

The next meeting of the Inter-Agency Network of Palm Beach County will be held in October.

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
Applying a Health Equity Lens to Environmental Issues

Join ACHI and ASHE for this interactive conversation on how hospitals are addressing the differential impact of environmental factors on the communities they serve.

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
Introduction to Google Ads by SCORE PBC

Learn how to: Use Google Ads to help achieve your goals; Set up your first Smart Campaign and write great ad text; Measure the success of your ads. Led by Pamela Starr, a professional trainer for Grow with Google, this is an introductory session perfect for people new to advertising on Google.

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
Live in PBC? We want to Hear About your Health Experiences

Please join the Health Council of Southeast Florida for one of its Palm Beach County Focus Groups via Zoom. They want to hear about your experiences and beliefs towards health & healthcare in Palm Beach County. Receive a $25 gift card for participating.

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec 8, 11, 14, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Dec 8, Dec 14 & Dec 15); 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Dec 11)
WHERE: Online
CONTACT: For questions or registration assistance, please email planning@hcsef.org or call 561-844-4220 x1600

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Hiring Event - Finfrock, at CareerSource BG

Take part in a hiring event for Finfrock. There are 40 positions available.

WHEN: Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: CareerSource PBC West Career Center, 1085 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Maria Torres 561-340-1060 x2117, mtorres@careersourcepbc.com

Click here to learn more
Free Walk-up Pediatric and Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines

Free adult and pediatric doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for individuals as young as five years of age are available at Health Care District of Palm Beach County mobile clinic sites countywide.

WHEN: Friday, Dec 10, 2021
WHERE:
  • Rosenwald Elementary, 1321 Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, South Bay, FL 33493 (7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)
  • Pahokee Elementary, 560 E Main Place, Pahokee, FL 33476 (12:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)

WHEN: Saturday, Dec 11, 2021
WHERE: Duda Farms, 6000 Duda Rd, Belle Glade, FL 33430 (9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021
WHERE:
  • K. E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary, 3000 E. Main St, Canal Point, FL 33438 (7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)
  • Glade View Elementary, 1100 SW Ave. G, Belle Glade, FL 33430 (12:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)

CONTACT: Visit www.hcdpbc.org and click the blue COVID-19 Information Center button for updates to the Health Care District’s COVID-19 vaccination schedule.

Click here to learn more
Pahokee Market at the Marina

The public is invited to attend Pahokee Market at the Marina, a celebration of local farmers and small business. Crafts, bakers, art produce vendors are welcome.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Marina, 190 N Lake Ave, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: For more information or to reserve your place contact scarter@cityofpahoke.com

Click here to learn more
Countywide Community Revitalization Team Virtual Meeting, by the Office of Community Revitalization PBC

OCR will be hosting the Countywide Community Revitalization Team (CCRT) Virtual Meeting Tuesday, Dec 14, at 10 a.m. via Webex.

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec 14, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Virtual
CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact OCR Director Houston L. Tate, at 233-5303, htate@pbcgov.org

Click here to learn more (meeting flyer)
Click here to learn more (meeting agenda)
City of South Bay Presents a Throwback Christmas Family Movie Night

The City of South Bay is hosting a family movie night at Tanner Park.

WHEN: Thursday, Dec 16, 2020 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay, FL 33493

Click here to learn more
The Glades Initiative Pantry of Choice Hours

We hope that the flexibility of our new “Pantry of Choice” hours helps us to serve you better. You may come to shop in the pantry once per week at any time during open hours. In a “Pantry of Choice”, you choose the foods that you want and need (within guidelines)! Food will no longer be distributed outside.

Required to participate:
• Valid ID or your Glades Initiative Food Pantry ID 
• ONE time per week

WHEN: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Tuesday)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Haitian Creole and Spanish)

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Palm Beach County Food Finder Map

An interactive tool using Google Maps to help people easily locate free food and hot meals in Palm Beach County. This online tool was created to connect individuals seeking food resources to sites near them. Information is English, Spanish, and Creole. United Way updates the information listed on this map weekly. However, locations and hours of distribution may change. Please consider calling the site prior to visiting to verify the information listed. Please note that sites may have specific requirements such as ID.

CONTACT:  To access the United Way of Palm Beach County's Food Finder map, click here
Habitat for Humanity PBC Now Accepting Applications for a Property in South Bay

Habitat for Humanity Palm Beach County is now accepting homeownership applications for one property located in South Bay.

CONTACT: If you have additional questions regarding our homeownership program or would like to have an application mailed to you, please contact Yailin Benitez, Family Services Coordinator, at 561-571-5244

Click here to learn more
Basics4Babies Emergency Pantry Provides Formula, Infant Food, and Basic Needs for Babies

We are passionately devoted to the care of women and infants in our community.
Basics4Babies emergency pantry provides formula, infant food and other basic needs for
babies from birth to 12 months. Diapers are available for children from birth through age 3.

WHEN: Tuesdays | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: 1079 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Visit www.hmhbpbc.org/pantry or call 561-665-4500

Click here to learn more
PBC Community Services Department Seeking Recipients for New Grocery Card Program

The Palm Beach County Community Services Department (CSD) has launched a new Grocery Card Program for eligible Palm Beach County residents. The department is issuing $400 pre-loaded grocery cards to be used for food purchases within the county. The department is seeking an additional 600 residents to assist.

Click here to learn more
Great Futures Golf Classic Tournament Benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs in the Glades Area

From the Boys and Girls Club: "The Great Futures Golf Classic will be the first of its kind and one we hope will continue to grow each year. The morning will begin with registration and a boxed breakfast, followed by scramble play on a beautiful golf course. Following golf, enjoy an awards celebration with a delicious BBQ."

WHEN: Friday, January 14, 2022 | 7:00 a.m.

Click here to learn more
Health Officials Issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert in Lake Okeechobee

The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County has issued a Health Alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in the Lake Okeechobee Pahokee Marina Boat Ramp water body.

Click here to learn more
501c News - News from Nonprofits First

Nonprofits First publishes news and information its December newsletter.

Click here to learn more
Chamber Chatter - News from BG Chamber of Commerce

Find out what the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce has been up to by reading their latest newsletter!

Click here to learn more
Count-e-News: News from Palm Beach County, Dec 1, 2021

Hurricane Season 2021 is over, Save The Date and register for PBC Day, Updated Redistricting Meetings, and more in this issue of Count-e-News.

Click here to learn more
The Skidmore Scoop: House District 81, Dec 3, 2021

Get the latest update from the Florida House of Representative for District 81, Kelly Skidmore.

Click here to learn more
The Friday 5: News from PBC School District, Dec 3, 2021

Learn what the School District of Palm Beach County has been doing by reading the latest issue of The Friday 5.

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Glades Initiative, Inc.

Other Areas
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The Glades Initiative is Hiring!


We are hiring! Do you want to make a difference in the lives of the residents of the Glades? Are you looking for a new career opportunity? Come join us at The Glades Initiative! We are accepting applicants for the following positions:

TO APPLY: Send an email resume and cover letter to jobs@gladesinitiative.org with the word OPERATIONS in the title of the email.

TO APPLY: Send an email resume and cover letter to jobs@gladesinitiative.org with the word SENIOR in the title of the email.
In Need of Masks? Contact The Glades Initiative, Inc.

If you or people you know need masks, The Glades Initiative has masks and will share them with anyone in the Glades who needs them. These are the white two-ply reusable washable masks given by the health department. Call or come by to pick them up as long as supplies last. 

If you are with a group of vulnerable people and need more than 20, call us first and we will do our best to help you get what you need.

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310
FAMU Recruitment Presentation Event

All Glades area high school seniors are invited to attend this informational session.

WHEN: Monday, Dec 20, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Please RSVP by email to charlene.ford@palmbeachschools.org

Click here to learn more
Grant Opportunity: 2022 Tau Grant Announcement

Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ FY22 Tau Grants will support capacity-building efforts for organizations or programs that provide services to the following marginalized groups: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), LGBTQ+, and/or persons with disabilities. People of Color refers to any racial or ethnic group or population that identifies as non-white.

Click here to learn more
GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Hunger Relief Food Storage Capacity Grant Now Open

In accordance with the Hunger Relief Plan, the Food Storage Capacity Grant aims to minimize food waste by increasing storage capacity of food pantries and other non-profit organizations that address food insecurity. The extra storage space will enable the recipient agencies to provide a consistent supply of perishable items, including produce, to a greater number of Palm Beach County residents.

Click here to learn more
PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The American Heart Association Seeks to Partner with Faith Leaders

The American Heart Association is partnering with faith leaders and their congregations to prioritize mental, physical, and spiritual wellness. Churches have been successful partners in the fight against high blood pressure, which affects more than half of African American adults, and other diseases and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and metabolic syndrome. Churches can be a great source of information and care, and we are determined to strategically work with faith leaders to shepherd their congregations to being empowered and well.

Click here to learn more
Free Virtual Grief Support Groups for Children, Teens and Adults

All virtual grief peer support groups are FREE. For all ages (4+). Orientations held weekly; registration required. Adults (English & Spanish). Groups are facilitated by mental health professionals; Music and art activities included in children's groups; Groups meet virtually every week in the evening via Zoom.

Click here to learn more
Click here to learn more (Spanish)
Don't Fall for Social Security-related Scams

SCAM ALERT The Social Security Administration will never threaten, scare, or pressure you to take an immediate action. Learn more about Social Security-related scams by clicking on the link below.

Click here to learn more
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies December 2021 Educational Calendar

Educational workshops are for pregnant women and new families. Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies provides free hands-on education programs for parents and their support partners. The class instructors are community partners or certified Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies staff.

WHEN: Participants can register for classes/groups on the HMHB website www.hmhbpbc.org. Check out our YouTube Channel for presentations or our Calendar for a list of our upcoming Zoom meetings.
WHERE: Virtual
CONTACT: Anitra Moss at amoss@hmhbpbc.org 

Click here to learn more
McKinlay Memo - News from PBC Commissioner, District 6

Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay provides an update for her constituents.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, Nov 29, 2021

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: CSC Statement and COVID-19 Resources.

Click here to learn more
Posting Information
Anyone wishing to add their local announcements or events is welcome to submit their information by Friday to be posted the following week. Please include a brief summary of the information to be posted with your contact name, phone number, and/or flyer. 

*If you want to submit a posting please email us at updates@gladesinitiative.org
or (561) 996-3310.*
 
If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at volunteer@gladesinitiative.org