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Every Dollar Counts

While many of us are able to plan for contingencies, struggling families are often one paycheck or one sudden and unexpected development away from homelessness, hunger, or joblessness.

This brief helping hand often makes the difference for them.

We hope you will consider helping us make that difference.

Many of the families served by Families First of Palm Beach County struggle to provide the basics for themselves and their children and some need a bit of extra help in order to remain self-sufficient. Even a brief loss of a job or other life-changing circumstance can leave a family behind in rent, unable to pay the month's utilities, or without funds to fill their car's tank with gas. Just providing a month's help with one or more of these needs often makes a difference between self-sufficiency or loss of homes or jobs.

When we receive urgent requests, we do our best to respond with client service funds we set aside. These funds also help us provide developmental toys and therapeutic items for behavioral health services and other needed items.

Unfortunately, our funds for such emergency services are limited, so we are turning to you to help us replenish our funds so that we can continue to help those who need us.

Your support is vital to ensuring the work of Families First continues in our Community.  For every dollar you donate, a child in Palm Beach County is significantly impacted.

What A Dollar Buys

$100         Pays for a car seat for one child

$130         Pays the electric bill for one month for one family

$260         Pays for one crib or a toddler bed

$400         Provides diapers for 8 toddlers for a month

$520         Pays for lot rent of a manufactured home for one month

$700         Provides child care for one month

$1,080      Pays 15 hours of Families First social work services in the community 

$2,600      Provides school supplies for 52 children

$5,240      Provides Permanent Supportive Housing for one family for six months

$7,800      Pays for three baby showers for 75 high-risk pregnant women (includes car seats, baby items, food and games for showers)

$9,000      Pays 125 hours of Families First social work services in the community 

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