Category Archives: CAN Projects

New PBCCAN Project – Be Kind!

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PBCCAN is proud to announce its latest project – Be Kind! We are partnering with Restoration Bridge International in the hopes of donating 800 bags this holiday season. 1 bag equals 1 hour of community service, so this is a perfect opportunity to both rack up hours and help others in the community! Guidelines and directions are listed in the flyer above – remember, be kind this holiday season!

Thank you Trusha for your successful Art to the Rescue CAN Featured Project!

CAN would like to thank Trusha Bharadwaj for creating and managing the Art to the Rescue Featured Project.

Trusha collected over 6 boxes of art supplies for hospitalized kids at Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center in partnership with Alliance For Kids.

Four different high school National Honor Societies participated in her project.

Thank you for your dedication to serving the community, and for pioneering a successful project, which we hope to continue in years to come.

Please view Trusha’s powerpoint below:

ArtToRescue

Palm Beach County Food Project Update

On Saturday, February 13, 2016, together we collected 427 bags = 6405 pounds.  This is over 3 tons of food that we dropped off at the clubhouse in Martinique!

The total for the entire project when all areas collecting were totaled came to 18,300 pounds = over 9 tons of food.  This is quite an accomplishment!

On that note, what we need to remember is that CROS Ministries  (Christians Reaching Out To Society) distributes around 120,000 pounds of food every month to the 6 established CROS pantries in Palm Beach County.  You can see that what we are collecting is but a small part of what its needed.  Note: CROS gets food from other organizations as well.  Pantries are still running out of food and having to turn away those in need of food.  We are making a difference, but we need to expand our efforts.  It is reported that over 230,000 people in PBC go hungry every day and of that number 30,000 are children and 40,000 are seniors.

View our latest video showing testimonials from people from “all walks of life” that have benefited from these pantries.
Please consider joining our “green bag” neighborhood program! Click on CAN Projects at www.pbccan.org for more details on this project!

Sprouting Hope at Grandma’s Place Extended for Summer!

Sprouting Hope at Grandma's Place
Sprouting Hope at Grandma’s Place

Please consider donating much needed supplies for Grandma’s Place!

Grandma’s Place is an emergency shelter for children who have been removed from their homes by the Department of Children & Families due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.

 Students receive 2 hours of community service hours for your donation!

Please click here for more donation details

Reading is a gift…Share it!

Reading is a gift...Share it!

Reading is a Gift…Share it!

  A book drive promoting literacy in Palm Beach County
Project Dates: March 9th – April 30th

Spring clean your bookshelves and donate your new & used books for Adults and Children throughout our community.

Students receive community service hours! 1 hour for every 5 books donated. (see participating high school media centers)

Donated books will benefit several organizations in our community.

Click here for more information

Project Manager: Rujul Bharadwaj
10th Grade Suncoast Student

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”  — Ernest Hemingway

New CAN Project: It Would be a Waste To Waste Our Waste

Community Angel Network (CAN) has launched our Featured Monthly Project : It Would Be a Waste to Waste Our Waste”. This project is managed by a high school junior who created palmbeachcompost.com, a nonprofit benefiting our environment.
We are looking for students to participate and will learn valuable skills while lessening the environmental impact of PB County.
We have three ways for students to volunteer: Composting, Gardening, and Environmental Education
Click for more information and to sign up: http://www.pbccan.org/#!itd-be-a-waste-to-waste-your-waste/c1j3h
Project runs Feb. 15th – April 1st. 
To earn hours with PalmBeachCompost, students will frequently update their service progress with our supervisor(s). Documentation includes pictures, videos, and written summaries of what they have accomplished within the given week, what they learned from the experience, and a breakdown of the time spent on activities supporting this cause. Doing so allows students to obtain MYP, CAS, or general transcript hours.

CAN Project: Reesie’s Pieces of Love

CAN Project: Reesie’s Pieces of Love

Donate dog & cat food for families in need

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Kibblez of Love is a non-profit organization  helping families in Palm Beach County who are struggling and need help supporting their animals.Their goal is to keep pets away from the streets and in the comfort of what they have become to know as their home!

Students earn community service hours. Every pound counts!

Donation Dates:
Tuesday 11am – 5pm : Jan. 27, Feb. 3 & 10
Sunday: 10 am – 12 pm: Feb 1 & 15

More info: Reesie’s Pieces of Love