Eight organizations in Boynton Beach are sharing $30,000 to improve the health of the community by focusing on caregiving through activities such as line-dancing classes, grandparents support initiative, and caregiving education and respite care programs — thanks to Healthier Boynton Beach, which is supported by Palm Healthcare Foundation.
Healthier Boynton Beach announced on April 19, 2018 that it is providing mini-grants between $2,500 to $5,000 to nonprofits, churches, and other community groups for the purpose of making individuals and families healthier in an often overlooked and forgotten part of Boynton Beach known as “The Heart of Boynton Beach.”
Ricky Petty, project director of Healthier Boynton Beach, explained the purpose of the grants.
“These grants are aimed at engaging community members and allowing them to use their creativity to have a positive impact in the lives of family caregivers,” Petty said. “In addition, we want to build capacity and confidence amongst local organizations so they can apply for other grant opportunities and grow as organizations.”
The following groups were funded:
Rebekah’s Place Inc.
Project: Respite Care for Family Caregivers
Focus: Health and wellness
St. Paul AME Church Ella Johnson Women’s Missionary Society
Project: Caregiver Support Seminars
Eta Eta Philo Affiliates of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.
Project: Bridging the Gap: Grand Parents Raising the Millennial Grandchildren