by A. Grano on August 19th, 2011 at 7:00 am
Native Remedies recently ran an employee food drive to support Boca Helping Hands, a community-based non-profit whose mission is to provide compassionate service through food and assistance programs to individuals, families, and children. Given the state of the local economy, Native Remedies wanted to help make a difference and contribute in their local community with the food drive.
“It was a great chance to remind our staff that a little contribution from everyone can add up to help a lot,” says Paulette Gough, Native Remedies’ Creative Director, who headed up the drive. “We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone to look into their own local community outreach programs,” she added.
Collectively, the Native Remedies staff brought in $150.00 worth of food donations, which was matched by Native Remedies founders George, Adrienne and Dean, who purchased an additional $150 in canned and non-perishable items for the food bank.
Boca Helping Hands currently serves hot lunches 5 days a week, offers after-school sandwiches, donates bags of food to families, plus delivers home-cooked meals to homebound disabled and elderly individuals. In recent years, the Assistance Center opened to provide financial help for people in crisis situations. In addition, Boca Helping Hands now offers job mentoring, providing coaching and guidance designed to help individuals re-enter the community as positive and productive members of society.