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2nd of November 2021

Trunk-or-Treat in Pictures: The Good, the Spooky, and the Outrageous

On Friday night, Adopt-A-Family hosted our 4th annual Trunk-or-Treat!   Dozens of excited Trunk-or-Treaters showed up for candy, popcorn and games. Participants flaunted all kinds of awesome Halloween costumes, dressing as everything from pirates and zombies to a bag of Cheetos. Santa Claus even made an appearance!    Nine trunks were decorated by volunteers and agency staff, each with its own unique, spooky style.   Some costumes stood out among the rest, like AAF Housing Specialist Joanne Diaz’s look, […]

18th of October 2021

2021 United Way Campaign Week Wrap-Up and Pictures

  The week of Adopt-A-Family’s annual United Way campaign is always a favorite among staff – and for good reason. Our team comes together to participate in fun challenges, engage in exciting learning opportunities, and raise money for a great cause. Adopt-A-Family staff has an impressive track record of reaching 100% fundraising participation – and this year, our 62-member staff reached that goal once again!   What […]

7th of October 2021

Rapid Re-Housing: Taking on the Affordable Housing Crisis

Stephen Vaughan is a Housing Specialist at Adopt-A-Family. For seven years, he has worked within the Rapid Re-Housing initiative operating out of the Senator Philip D. Lewis Homeless Resource Center.   Stephen is unembellished and steadfast in his work. The truly affordable housing landscape is bleak, and the Rapid Re-Housing team must stay laser-focused on the market around […]

20th of September 2021

Hunger Action Month: 5 Ways You Can Join the Fight Against Hunger

September is Hunger Action Month!  In honor of Hunger Action Month, and as we approach another holiday season spent in the wake of Covid-19, there are many great opportunities to help protect our community from food insecurity – an issue that has intensified over the last two years.   The Data  Feeding America estimates there are 44,280 food insecure children in Palm Beach […]

5th of May 2021

If You Owe Back Rent Or Face Eviction, These 10 Tips Can Help

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) federal eviction moratorium was recently extended to June 30, 2021, sparing millions from eviction. When the moratorium eventually expires, the anticipated eviction crisis is expected to hit home here in Palm Beach County, putting thousands of renters on the brink of homelessness. With an eviction on their […]

1st of April 2021

Physical Fitness Gets Spotlight at Project Grow

As we enter year two of the COVID-era, troubling trends have emerged among our children as a result of the necessary precautions required to protect them from infection: They are spending more time indoors in front of screens and eating snacks, and spending less time playing outdoors and engaging in physical activities. That’s why Adopt-A-Family’s […]

19th of February 2021

These Adopt-A-Family Photos Show Beauty in the Ordinary

Elliott Erwitt once said this about photography’s purpose: “It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” On a Sunday in January, Bryson Moberley spent the afternoon snapping photos of Adopt-A-Family buildings and […]

11th of December 2020

Behind the Scenes at Tree Lighting

Adopt-A-Family’s 36th Annual Virtual Tree Lighting Celebration was unlike any in the event’s three-and-a-half-decade history. Even though our participants traded a night out (in formal attire, with music and fine dining) for a night in (in comfy clothes, with a livestream auction), our biggest fundraiser of the year ended up being a triumph! While the […]

6th of November 2020

The United Way of Palm Beach County’s Wide Impact on AAF

By Abbey Hartman, Shelter Services Coordinator for Adopt-A-Family The United Way of Palm Beach County performs important work in our community and supports organizations that do the same, including Adopt-A-Family. The agencies funded by the United Way form a collaborative network to serve all residents of Palm Beach County. Adopt-A-Family regularly partners with fellow United […]

25th of September 2020

Adopt-A-Family Earns 14th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Adopt-A-Family recently earned a distinction that few organizations in this country can lay claim to — a 14th consecutive, 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Adopt-A-Family earned the highest possible ranking from the reputable charity evaluator for adhering to sector best practices and executing its mission in a financially efficient manner. “Only 1% of the charities […]