Monday, October 4, 2021
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~~~ This Week ~~~
 
Mon-Fri, 9:00 am - FREE COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing at Lakeside Medical Center, BG
Tue, Oct 5, 9:00 am - Inter-Agency Network of PBC Meeting: Online
Tue, Oct 5, 10:00 am - Community Impact Grant Seeker Info Session: Online
Wed, Oct 6, 8:30 am - Weekly Food Distribution, The Glades Initiative, BG
Wed, Oct 6, 6:00 pm - Cybercrimes Prevention Strategies by League of Women Voters: Zoom
Wed, Oct 6, 6:00 pm - Small Business Success Initiative Workshop, Pahokee
Glades Area
The Glades Initiative's Food Distribution

The Glades Initiative offers food distribution to anyone. Those coming in cars are asked to line up as usual beside the office at 149 SE Avenue D for drive-through pick-up on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come-first-serve basis.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 6, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310

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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, Oct 5, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Online

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2021-2022 Community Impact Grant Seeker Info Session

From Community Foundation: "Are you interested in applying for a Community Impact Grant from the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties? Prospective grantees are encouraged to join one of our virtual information sessions to hear from our Community Impact team and ask questions about our upcoming grant cycle."

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 5 or 7, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Oct 5); 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Oct 7)
WHERE: Online

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Cybercrimes: Prevention Strategies for Cyber Safety by League of Women Voters

Kim Cascio-Palangio, program managing director for the Cybercrime Support Network (CSN), discusses ways to prevent becoming a victim of cyber attack through email and other unsuspected methods.

WHEN: Wednesdays, Oct 6, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

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Small Business Success Initiative Workshop at City of Pahokee

Join Florida SBDC at FAU and SA Nelson & Associates for a small business workshop series hosted by the City of Pahokee. The purpose of the Small Business Program is to provide a supportive environment in which new and emerging businesses can develop and thrive to add to the vitality of the Glades Region and Palm Beach County

WHEN: Weekly on Wednesdays, Oct 6 - Nov 10, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: City of Pahokee Rec Center, 360 East Main St, Pahokee, FL 33476
REGISTER: Go to bit.ly/3Cwa4HOFAUSBDC2021

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Take Stock in Children Seeks Volunteers, Training Session Available

Take Stock in Children is seeking volunteer mentors. We need mentors to begin mentoring new students in January 2022 or earlier. We have a school-based mentoring program that allows mentors to meet their mentees during their student's lunch period at their school or meet virtually.  Time commitment is minimal, but the impact is significant. Please join us for a training session on October 12 or October 20.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 12 or Oct 20, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. (Oct 12), 5:30 p.m. (Oct 20)
WHERE: Online
CONTACT: To RSVP, please email Kimberly Briard, the Mentor Manager, at kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org. To apply, go to our website and submit your application online at www.takestockpalmbeach.org.
Successfully Start Up Your Business, by SCORE PBC

Do you dream of being your own boss? Dive into the reality of starting-up your own business with this workshop. Learn what it takes to own your own business and discover how you can succeed. Presented by Palm Beach County SCORE.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

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Simply English Class (English as a Second Language Class)

From the Community United Methodist Church: "For anyone who needs to learn or practice conversational English and receive God's amazing love."

WHEN: Every Thursday, starting Oct 21, 2021 | 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Community United Methodist Church of Belle Glade, 401 SW First Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For more information, contact Pastor Fenel Conserve at 585-200-7112
Community United Methodist Church of Belle Glade is Looking for Choir Members - Monthly Pay

Contact Community United Methodist Church of Belle Glade if you are interested in becoming a choir member. The church is looking for adults and teenagers, 14 years or older.

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COVID-19: Growing Virus Risk
FREE COVID-19 Vaccines at Lakeside Medical Center

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County mobile bus will be providing COVID-19 vaccines free-of-charge at Lakeside Medical Center. No appointments necessary.

WHEN: Monday-Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center Parking Lot, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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The Glades Initiative's Food Distribution

The Glades Initiative offers food distribution to anyone. Those coming in cars are asked to line up as usual beside the office at 149 SE Avenue D for drive-through pick-up on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come-first-serve basis.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 6, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310

Click here to learn more

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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
Health Officials Issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Okeechobee Structure S352

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 Structure S352 (lakeside) water body.

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UF/IFAS Peanut Butter Challenge Kicks Off

Unopened jars of peanut butter can be donated to the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Office, Master Gardener Volunteer Help Desk, located at 531 N Military Trail, from Oct. 1 through Nov. 24.

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501c News: News from Nonprofits First, October 2021

Read the latest issue of 501c News, from Nonprofits First.

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Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network News & Updates

The summer 2021 edition of LORHN (Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network) News & Updates is out.

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211 Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Suicide prevention starts with us all. Start the conversation. Provide support. Direct help and resources to those who need it...steps that can prevent suicide and save lives. Evidence shows that providing supportive services, talking about suicide, reducing access to the means of self-harm, and following up with loved ones or person of concern are actions that can be taken to help others.

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The Friday 5: News from PBC School District, Oct 1, 2021

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

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Take Stock in Children PBC, Quarterly Newsletter

Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County provides a report of its latest efforts.

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Mandel Public Library: Online Computer Classes

Click on link below to learn all about this month's library events, presented by the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach online.

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The Skidmore Scoop: House District 81, Oct 1, 2021

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

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, Oct 4, 2021

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

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Other Areas
Project Impact Job Fair

The Project Impact Job Fair is being held in collaboration with the City of Boynton Beach to fill a number of diverse job openings for area employers. Positions will be available at all levels in various industries including hospitality, healthcare, customer service, transportation, logistics, and more.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 | 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center, 125 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

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Previous Postings - Glades Area
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
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Oct 2021 Educational Calendar

HMHB Educational Classes Continue Virtually. Small Steps Great Parents workshops for pregnant women and new families. Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies provides free hands-on education programs for parents and their support partners through our Small Steps Great Parents program. Classes are taught by trained and/or certified Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies staff, as well as community partners throughout Palm Beach County.

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

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Hunger Awareness Day, by United Way of PBC

Hunger Awareness Day will bring public awareness to the struggle faced by millions of low-income Americans to simultaneously avoid hunger, afford nutritious foods, and stay healthy.

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PBC Animal Care and Control to Offer $5 Rabies Vaccines in Honor of World Rabies Day

In honor of World Rabies Day, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control will be offering discounted rabies vaccines and license tags for county pets on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.

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Health Officials Issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert in Multiple Lake Okeechobee Locations

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

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Self-Care Awareness Month, Center for Child Counseling

Self–Care Awareness Month is a time to remind us that taking care of ourselves, first and foremost, is essential. Self-care is often neglected in our everyday lives, especially for those of us in the helping or healing professions. We tend to put others’ needs before our own and it is crucial to remember, that we cannot fill another’s cup from our own empty vessel.

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Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach Sept 2021 Newsletter

Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach has published its latest quarterly newsletter - click below to learn more.

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Count-e-News: News from Palm Beach County

Read the latest updates from Palm Beach County!

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Palm Health Foundation Sept Newsletter

Read the newest edition of Palm Health Foundation's newsletter focusing on Train the Brain: Connecting Brain Science, Community & Care.

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Securing Our Future Chronicle, Sept 2021

Read about Securing Our Future's latest updates.

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The Friday 5: News from PBC School District, Sept 24, 2021

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

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Chamber Chatter: News from the BG Chamber, Sept 2021

Catch up with the latest news from the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce!

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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