Tuesday, October 17 , 2017
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Tue,    Oct. 17  All Day     D-SNAP Site Opens, Pioneer Park, Belle Glade 
Tue,    Oct. 17  6:00 pm   Community Action Advisory Board Meeting, West Palm Beach
Wed,  Oct. 18  6:00 pm    Meeting on Rising Lake Levels, Belle Glade Library  
Sat,    Oct. 21  9 :00 am    Community Youth Outreach, Palm Beach Lakes HS, West Palm Beach  
Sat,    Oct. 21  5:00 pm    Trustbridge FAU Football Game, Community United Methodist, Belle Glade
Glades Area ________________________
Covenant Villas, Godstone Ministries Toy Giveaway

Covenant Villas and Godstone Ministries have teamed up with Toys for Tots to conduct a toy giveaway. Registration dates listed below. All applicants must present identification, household size, ages of child/children, and gender. 

Registration dates
WHEN: Starting Monday, October 16 - November 1, 2017
WHERE: Covenant Villas office, 606 Covenant Drive, Apt. A, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here  to learn more
DSNAPD-SNAP Site to Open in the Glades

Disaster SNAP benefits application starts TODAY! This benefit is only for people who do NOT currently receive SNAP (Food Stamps) but have a need because of Hurricane Irma. In the Glades area, the location is Pioneer Park and there are specific days depending on your name some please read the information below!

D-SNAP Program in the Glades
WHEN: Tuesday, October 17-21, 2017
WHERE: Pioneer Park, 866 SR 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here  to learn more
RisingLakeCommunity Meeting on Rising Levels of Lake Okeechobee and The Herbert Hoover Dike

Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers and Palm Beach County Emergency Management will address the rise of levels at Lake Okeechobee, the Herbert Hoover Dike and its impact on the surrounding Glades community. Please join Congressman Alcee Hastings for this important community meeting. 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 2017    6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Public Library (Civic Room), 725 NW 4th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here  for flier
TrustbridgeTrustbridge's Bereavement Centers invites you to an FAU Football Game

If you have lost a loved one, you are not alone. Join other grieving children and teens for a fun free football game! Space is limited to 20 children/teens and their families.  Must RSVP by Tuesday, October 17, 2017

WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017  game start at 5:00 p.m .
WHERE:  Community United Methodist Church, 401 SW 1st Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430 

For more information and to RSVP call: 561-227-5175

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Glades Diabetes Health Fair

The community is invited to attend the Glades Diabetes Health Fair. Diabetes screenings, food demonstrations focused on healthy nutrition, proper care for healthy teeth and gums, foot care demonstrations, and more, will take place at the Bill Bailey Community Center in Belle Glade. 

WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 2017   10:00 a.m . - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Bill Bailey Community Center, 1101 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Belle Glade, FL 33430 

Click here for flier
Bayfest Cultural Arts Festival 2017

Bayfest has grown in attendance each year, since it began in 1995. Join us for the best music, food, events and entertainment. Bayfest is a family-friendly event. 

WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 2017  
WHERE:  Tanner Park, South Bay, FL 33493

Click here for flier
Philanthropy "Shark Tank" Application Due Soon

Developed by Advisors for Philanthropic Impact (API), Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank challenges and empowers young philanthropists in Palm Beach County to develop and execute high impact and sustainable projects that address social issues confronting our community. Palm Beach County 7th to 12th grade students have the opportunity to secure mentoring and funding (up to $15,000) over a 12-month period.  In 2016, local student Je'Cynthia Nonar, of Glades Central High, was a winner for teen summit project. 

DEADLINE: Sunday, November 12, 2017 

Click here for flyer

For more information on how to apply or about our students, program, event,   or if you'd like to volunteer,  click here to visit our website.  

LIHEAP Weather-Related Funding at Community Action Program Locations

LIHEAP Weather-related funding is now available at all Community Action Program locations. Clients' total household income must be at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level Guideline and must reside in Palm Beach County. 

For appointments, clients can contact our offices, or apply online at: http://pbcgov.com/OSCARSS

For office locations and phone numbers please access our website at: http://discover.pbcgov.org/communityservices/communityaction/Pages/default.aspx

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Nonprofit Agencies Can Sign up for 2018 Great Charity Challenge

Local nonprofits can now sign up to participate in the 2018 Great Charity Challenge! Each year, the GCC transforms the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida into a field of dreams for more than 30 local charities eligible to receive money via the GCC fundraising effort through the application and selection process. 

The GCC is an exciting Pro-Amateur show jumping event that features 34 teams of three riders ranging in age from 11 to 70. Each team is randomly assigned to a charity to compete for the prize money. The charity paired with the winning team receives $150,000, with a sliding scale to the 34th placed team receiving $15,000. 

Additional grants are also randomly drawn on the night of the event (50 nonprofit organizations total benefited from the event in 2016). Over the first 8 years, over 220 charities have participated and benefited from the event. To date, GCC has distributed over $10.7 million in Palm Beach County. 

Application deadline
WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2017   before 5:00 p.m.

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Help Still Available to Those Impacted by Hurricane

There are several forms of Irma recovery assistance available to individuals and businesses in Broward and Palm Beach counties. 

Here's what you need to know:

1)  Individual Assistance funds are available from FEMA. These funds can be used to cover medical, child care, household items, moving, and clean-up expenses. Apply online at https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or by calling 1-800-621-3362.

2) Businesses and residents may be eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans from the Small Business Administration. 

Types of loans include:
-Business Physical Disaster Loans: Any business or organization located in a declared disaster area and that incurred damage during the disaster may apply for a loan to help replace or restore damaged property.
-Economic Injury Disaster Loans: If you are in a declared disaster area and have suffered economic injury regardless of physical damage, you may qualify for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan.
-Home and Person Property Loans: If you are in a declared disaster area and are the victim of a disaster, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the SBA, even if you don't own a business.
-Military Reservists Economic Injury Loans: If you have an essential employee who is a military reservist called to active duty, SBA provides loans to help eligible small businesses with operating expenses.

3) Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted due to Hurricane Irma. This generally includes any worker who, due to Hurricane Irma, no longer has a job or place of work, cannot reach their place of work, or cannot work due to damage to their workplace. File a claim here:  https://connect.myflorida.com/Claimant/Core/Login.ASPX
Job Opportunities

In the Glades
Florida Rural legal Service, Inc.- Legal Secretary
The Sun
Indeed Jobs

Other Areas
Other Areas________________________
Community Action Advisory Board Regular Meeting

The Palm Beach County Community Action Agency's (CAA) mission is to collaborate with other organizations to remove barriers and create opportunities for low income individuals and families that will enable them to become more self-sufficient.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 17, 2017  6:00 p.m .
WHERE:  810 Datura Street, Basement Conference Room, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

For more information, contact Doris Davis: 561-355-4706 or DDavis1@pbcgov.org
Community Youth Outreach at Palm Beach Lakes HS

The Ivy Educational Foundation, in collaboration with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Zeta Tau Omega Chapter, presents its 2017 Community Youth Outreach. Students 6th through 12th grade will take part in interactive sessions at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School focusing on a variety of topics, including: personal health, college scholarships, interview skills, finance, youth services, and more. 

WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017  9:00 a.m . - 2 p.m.
WHERE:  Palm Beach Lakes Community High School, 3505 Shiloh Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Click here for flier, or call 210-802-1908 for more information. 
Nonprofits First: Events and Programs

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CSC: Monday Morning Update

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
Volunteers Needed to Help Repair Belle Glade Home Damaged by Hurricane Irma

BELLE GLADE - Hurricane Irma roared through Florida with a vengeance leaving a trail of wreckage in a number of cities in its path. Many residents in the Belle Glade community had to endure the grueling heat and inconvenience resulting from the loss of power. However, some were spared and escaped with minimal or no property damage. Ms. Vernita Hale was not as fortunate as the storm caused significant damage to her home. Her home was flooded and will have to be gutted. Delray Beach-based KOP Mentoring Network and the West County Senior Center have teamed up to help Hale with the necessary repairs.

WHEN: Saturday, October, 28, 2017  7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE:  1241 SW Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
To help or for more information call Miller: (561) 386-9897
Click here for more details
Glades Community Organization Annual Dinner/Dance

Glades Community Organization wishes to invite you to the 2017 Annual Dinner/Dance. 

WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 2017   6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Sacred Heart Parish Madonna Hall, 425 North "M" St. Lake Worth, FL
COST: $30 per person

For more information contact Gloria: (561)758-1457

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PEPPI Head Start Recruitment/ Enrollment flyer for 2017-2018 School Year

PEPPI Head Start is now enrolling for 3 and 4 year old children including children that meet the criteria of being homeless and or living in shelters and children with disabilities. If you may have any question we can be reached at 301 SW 8th Street Belle Glade, FL 33430, or by calling 561-996-1718.

Click here for recruitment flyer
Click here for Disability Recruitment
CareerSource Palm Beach County Hiring 350 Workers for Disaster Food Assistance Program

" CareerSource Palm Beach County is partnering with the Department of Children and Families to hire 350 workers now to assist individuals and families in applying for Florida's Disaster Food Assistance Program. Workers will be paid $10.00 to $15.00 hourly depending on the position category. Time and a half is paid for over 40 hours worked weekly. All are temporary positions running from Oct. 17 to 21  ..."

Click here  for full information
DCF Hiring Temporary Workers to Help With Emergency Food for Florida Program

"As a result of Hurricane Irma, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is hiring 500 temporary workers for the Southeast Region to support the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) ..."

Applicants do not need to have a high school diploma or GED. The successful candidate must pass a level 2 criminal background check. Interested candidates must register with Remedy Intelligent Staffing and Integrity Trade Services. Contact information and details for Integrity is as follows: Jessica Perez, Branch Manager, 2335 NW 107 Ave #2M53, Doral, Fl. 33172 Phone: 954-973-7600

Click here  for full information
Florida KidCare Announces Extended Deadline Following Hurricane Irma

"Florida KidCare state agency partners - the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, Florida Department of Health Children's Medical Services, and Florida Healthy Kids Corporation - are providing an extended deadline for Florida KidCare families, who may have been impacted by Hurricane Irma, to pay their October insurance premiums ..."

Click here for full story
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Florida Rural legal Service, Inc.- Legal Secretary
The Sun
Other Areas
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Legal Aid Society Online Intake Application

The Legal Aid programs that currently can be applied for through the online intake system are:  
  • Consumer
  • Domestic Violence
  • Education
  • Elder Law
  • Family Law
  • Housing
  • Immigration
And more
Applications can be submitted by:  
  • Potential clients
  • Family members or friends of potential clients
  • Social service/community agency staff on behalf of potential clients 
Right now the application is only available in English, but we hope within the next couple of months to have Spanish and Haitian-Creole versions available.
Click here for direct link and more details:
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