The #WeArePalmBeachCounty initiative features local businesses and people who are adapting to the coronavirus crisis.
Here are updates we have received so far:
Arts Garage: A new virtual series that arts fans can enjoy from the comfort of their homes, From Our HeARTS to Your Homes, will roll out over the next month. The series will first be available to newsletter subscribers and then to the public via Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The series will include live musical performances, arts education classes, poetry and comedy, featuring young performers such as Matt Brown, Brandii Edwards, Indigo Dreams and Valerie White. Viewers will also have access to exclusive interviews, blogs and more. Subscribe to the newsletter at artsgarage.org/email-sign-up or follow on Facebook or Twitter.
The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art: Registration is open for live-streamed classes offered from April 27 to May 23. The ArtCenter recently began pilot virtual classes with existing students and has received accolades from students who can now learn and create art with their favorite instructors from their homes. A description of classes and biographies of instructors can be found at lighthousearts.org
Center for Creative Education: The organization has created a virtual creativity page to serve the community during the shutdown. The page offers a variety of arts activities for students organized by grade level. Visitors will find creative arts resources for children, from drawing to kinetic art to puppetry shadow box construction. The links provide simple lessons that use found objects around the home that will give students hours of creative learning. As a non-profit organization, the center relies heavily on donations to keep running. Visit https://cceflorida.org/virtual
Bricks Busting Boredom: The organization’s new program, Isolation Creations, is a contest in which children of all ages send photos of the Lego creations they have built while in quarantine to firstname.lastname@example.org. Three winners will be chosen per week, and each will win a Lego set shipped to their home. Winners will be featured on the group’s social media pages. Be sure to include the builder’s name, age and the name of the creation. In addition to emailing, please post on social media post with the hashtag #isolationcreations. Visit bricksbustingboredom.org
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens: The 2-acre gardens is offering free programs available online for all different age groups including:
Zoom Video Webinars from Minx Boren, a master certified coach and author of “Healing Is a Journey” and “Friendship Is a Journey”;
Children Inspiring Children, Enriching Students’ Lives with Stories and History in the Gardens. This video program will feature the book “The American Jungle: The Adventures of Charlie Pierce” by award-winning children’s author and Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens trustee, Harvey Oyer.
Also a virtual Earth Day celebration and virtual garden tours will be offered.
Details of these programs are at ansg.org
The Symphonia: South Florida’s professional chamber orchestra is unveiling The Symphonia At Home, a bi-weekly Facebook Live series featuring a rotating showcase of Symphonia musicians. With the performance season cut short, the group is hoping this initiative will help bring music into homes and showcase the people and personalities behind the instruments. Visit thesymphonia.org
The Armory Art Center: The center in West Palm Beach announces the “virtual” opening of its biggest, most celebrated shows of the year, with two video tours of its grand installations available on the web, showcasing Armory artists and faculty members.
The Armory Artists Gallery Tour can be found on YouTube at youtube.com/watch?v=lL26lbtFQz0&feature=youtu.be
The Armory Faculty Show is also on YouTube at youtube.com/watch?v=3M84aBBMTh0&feature=youtu.be
Anyone interested in purchasing a piece is asked to contact Liza Niles at email@example.com. Visit armoryart.org
Schoolhouse Children’s Museum: “Virtual Storytime“ will bring the popular, interactive family program at the Boynton Beach museum into homes at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook Live. Mrs. Jacki will include songs, story and interactive, hands-on crafts. A craft list will be posted on Facebook to support a host of fun, exciting activities.
The Performing Arts Academy of Jupiter: Virtual classes are underway, with teachers recording performing arts lessons through videos and live classes on Zoom. Classes include dance and theater. Private lessons in voice, piano, guitar and flute are available. Visit performingartsacademyofjupiter.com
Old School Square: As Delray Beach’s cultural center and gathering place, Old School Square will continue to be there for the community through these uncertain times. Stay connected online at oldschoolsquare.org. This week, take a virtual tour of “Art Couture: The Intersection of Art and Fashion,” the exhibition currently on view in the Cornell Art Museum. Check online for when this announcement goes live.
Performances, events, classes and workshops for the foreseeable future have been canceled or postponed. But staff is working to reschedule programming for the remainder of the year, while curating a lineup for the 2020-2021 season and beyond.
Ballet Florida: Offering live donation-based classes on Instagram weekdays. Call 561-312-3115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Society of The Four Arts: The campus in Palm Beach, including The Philip Hulitar and Botanical Gardens, is closed. For information, visit fourarts.org. Several partners in the arts community will provide entertaining, educational and stimulating streamed programming. These streaming options include:
New Live in HD Encores Streamed from the Metropolitan Opera
Watch & Listen Performances, Livestreams, Lectures and More from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Livestream Recital of Garrick Ohlsson, piano – 92Y, New York
“A More or Less Perfect Union” Series by Judge Douglas Ginsburg
Nina’s Fresh Bakery: The bakery has been processing and distributing “pay it forward” cupcake orders for those who are on the front line, giving the public an opportunity to thank medical, first responders and shut-ins with creative and tasty baked goods. Call 703-862-2452 or visit ninasfreshbakery.com
Vitex Smart Home – Home Security: Services are still available, and the company is operating during normal business hours. Precautions have been made for customer health and safety. The company is at 2885 S Congress Ave., Suite C1, Delray Beach. Call 561-526-4718 or visit vitexsystems.com/delray-beach
Curaleaf: To help service the needs of its patients and customers, the company will be hiring across its retail, cultivation and processing facilities. Curaleaf is working to minimize risk to its customers and employees by collaborating closely with local and statement governments, and implementing new procedures, technologies and policies at its dispensaries. Visit curaleaf.com
Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery: The cemetery is open for business from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. Visit ourqueen.org or call 561-793-0711 to speak with a family service adviser.
Clare’s Kitchen: The vendor, known for its New American cuisine in Grandview Public Market in West Palm Beach, is assisting the community by adapting its space into a low-cost grocer. The store will be open for curbside pickup and delivery noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and noon to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Customers can place orders online or by phone. For a list of available items, visit claresscratchkitchen.com
Warehouse District: Lokanta Mediterranean, a Grandview Public Market vendor, is assisting non-profit Hospitality Helping Hands provide vegan meals to those out of work. Nearby, Steel Tie Spirits is using its distillery equipment to make and bottle 80 percent proof hand sanitizer and recently donated 500 bottles to communities and first responders in need. Although currently sold out, the team is working to procure additional ingredients for another batch.
Your CBD Store: New services have been put in place keep customers and employees safe and maintain social distancing. The store will provide phone consultations to answer questions. Curbside pick up, no contact delivery and free shipping nationwide are available.
On The Run Oil Change: This mobile oil change company, servicing both residential and commercial fleet clients, has added full tire services. Call 561-285-4645 or visit ontherunoilchange.com
Pike & Lustig LLP: This South Florida law firm, with offices in West Palm Beach and Miami, has set up a free hotline, where businesses and organizations can ask questions. Callers need not be current Pike & Lustig clients. Call 1-866-Pike-Law. Members of the law firm speak both English and Spanish. There is also a coronavirus-specific blog with commonly asked questions at turnpikelaw.com
Cary Stamp & Co: The company has launched a pro bono financial consulting campaign for any individual, family or business that would benefit from talking and asking questions about finances and investments in this uncertain time. Most advisers have CFP or ChFC professional designations. Email email@example.com
DiMartino Plumbing: Need plumbing help? Plumbers can stay 6 feet (or more) away from customers. Employees use hand sanitizer before and after every appointment. They wear shoe covers, masks and gloves (when available).Call 561-733-0500 or text the word GO to 82149 for easy appointment scheduling.
The United Fidelis Group: The company, with an office in West Palm Beach, is helping clients navigate the various personal and business stimulus loans, grants and tax changes. Visit unitedfidelisgroup.com
GroovyTek: This education-based company offers one-on-one, in home and over the phone personal technology training sessions for smartphones, tablets and computers. GroovyTek, with a newly opened location in Boca Raton, has introduced a series of free Staying@Home webinars to help Floridians looking for help navigating their technology. Visit groovytek.com/webinar-register
Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber has implemented a number of tools and techniques for their members to use while many businesses in the region move to working remotely. The Chamber is offering webinars and virtual events on social media or video conferencing platforms Monday through Friday, including Motivational Mondays, Wellness Wednesdays, Fitness Fridays and a Virtual Business Seminar Series on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All virtual events and webinars feature guest speakers from the member businesses. The Chamber is in the process of building a COVID-19 business resource page on its website to provide updates and information on disaster loans, crisis management, corporate aid tracking and economic impact survival tips. Visit pbnchamber.com
Freedom Support Solutions: Seniors age 65 or older and immuno-compromised individuals who are unable to navigate through online ordering can contact the company at 561-247-1778. Customers will be responsible for paying for the items that they’ve ordered, a small delivery fee instituted by the service provider, and a tip for the delivery driver ($5 minimum). Visit facebook.com/FreedomSupportSolutionsLLC
Vi at LakesideVillage: Vi, national developer, owner and operator of Lantana-based Vi at Lakeside Village, has established partnerships with global hospitality companies Hilton and Hyatt to provide much-needed jobs to workers at these corporations who have experienced layoffs or been furloughed. Vi operates continuing care retirement communities, which include independent living as well as assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing. Visit jobs.viliving.com
Thomas Meyer, 4Disputes: The company is offering to set up online confidential mediation meetings for landlords and tenants to discuss the hardships and seek relief needed. Visit 4disputes.com or contact 877-363-8026 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jupiter Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry: The office will provide emergency dental care. Only one person is allowed in the office at any time, and patients must remain in their vehicles until appointment time. Email Drvsmiles@gmail.com
Sir Speedy Printing: Services are available by phone, email and online. At the store, 133 N. U.S. 1, Tequesta, order forms, envelopes and pens are available at the front door and can be placed in the mail slot with instructions and thumb drive files. Bring gloves if you are planning to use order forms and pens. Call 561-747-7303 or email email@example.com
Gypsy Life Surf Shop: This West Palm Beach Warehouse District retailer has shifted to online-only sales. The store has seen an increase in digital sales, and has been able to keep all of its employees on staff. Visit gypsylifesurfshop.com
Tire Kingdom: The company is extending a discount on tires and service to customers at all locations who identify as a first responder, frontline worker supporting the healthcare system or member of a business deemed essential during this time. Visit tirekingdom.com
Westside Cleaners: This dry cleaner is offering curbside pickup at the 6743 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter, location. Free pickup and delivery to customers’ homes is also available. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 561-575-5150.
Retreat Behavioral Health: Patients are being accepted at the in-patient facility in Palm Springs. TeleHealth is available for individuals in need of step-down care such as IOP & PHP.
The Center for Bone & Joint Surgery: The center will use all seven of its locations to treat urgent musculoskeletal conditions, to avoid those patients overwhelming hospitals currently treating COVID-19. Call 561-803-8610.
Shalloway & Shalloway, P.A.: This Elder Law and Special Needs Attorneys company is offering phone consultations. The firm specializes in estate planning, asset protection planning for long term care, Medicaid applications, special needs trusts, probate and guardianships. Call 561-686-6200 or visit shalloway.com
Professional photographer: Jupiter resident and professional photographer Kristi Mangan is taking photos around her neighborhood to document how families are handling their time at home. Families stood outside their homes while Mangan took photos from a safe distance. Some families used props that represented what they are going through, while others allowed Mangan to capture typical afternoon activities of their “new normal.” Mangan titled the series “This is How We Stay at Home” along with the hashtag #alonetogether. Visit facebook.com/KristiManganPhoto
D&R Alterations: For more than a week, the staff has volunteered to sew masks to help protect local medical staffers who have run short of critical PPE. The company is at 7022 Charleston Short Blvd., Lake Worth. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Elite Cleaners: The company, 405 S. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, is open for business and is offering free pickup and delivery for dry cleaning. Call 561-362-9788.
Nothing Bundt Cakes: Located at 4250 Northlake Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, the store is open for curbside pickup, delivery and contact-less sales. Temporary hours began March 30 and are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Buy four Bundtlets and get a free insulated bag, while supplies last. Visit nothingbundtcakes.com
Kelsey Vintage Goods: The Lake Park business is shipping items and selling online through Facebook (Kelsey Vintage Goods) and Instagram (@kelseyvintage). Local deliveries are being made, and appointments can be set up to pick up items in the shop.
Center for Child Counseling: During this crisis, the center has pivoted to a tele-health model. Therapists are working with clients using HIPAA-compliant technology. Online training and videos, with fresh content every day, offer support to caregivers. Pages of practical hints and tips have been added to the center’s website, centerforchildcounseling.org, with links to home schooling help; resources that encourage parents and caregivers to practice self-care and manage their own anxiety; book suggestions; and fun, educational videos for kids.
Neiman Marcus: Neiman Marcus Group and Joann Stores have partnered to make protective non-surgical masks, gowns and scrubs free for medical personnel. Neiman Marcus Group’s alterations facilities will receive products from Joann to begin creating materials for use by healthcare providers. The two companies will be covering the cost of shipping and delivery of the items, and will produce these materials as long as there is a need.
TrashHelp: The West Palm Beach small business offers junk removal, dumpster rental and demolition services. The company has adopted procedures to keep clients and employees safe while keeping projects on schedule and employees working. Call 561-316-8668 or visit trashhelp.com.
Oleyns Pressure Washing: This Lake Worth business has disinfectant that kills human coronavirus and will donate services to hospitals schools, etc. Text or call 561-463-6008 or visit oleynspressurewashing.com.
Dan Ryan’s Pressure Cleaning & Window Cleaning: Offering free sanitizing and cleaning to any playground, park, church, school, daycare or non-for profit in Palm Beach County. For information, call 561-313-3569, email DanRyanPC@gmail.com or visit danryanspressurecleaning.com
Pioneer Linens: The West Palm Beach business is offering a 30 percent off all inventory sale, with curbside pickup, home deliveries and free shipping. Shop at Pioneerlinens.com. Also offering free home decor FaceTime consultations.
Brandsmart USA: Stores are open and stocked with necessities for customers at this time such as refrigerators, freezers, washers and dryers, air conditioners, cleaning and sanitizing solutions, home healthcare and safety products, and do-it-yourself home security systems. In-stock products may picked up inside the store, at store dockside in less than two hours, or delivered to customers’ homes observing all appropriate and recommended safety procedures. To view complete product inventory, visit BrandsMartUSA.com.
The Fired Station Paint-Your-Own Pottery: The pottery inventory is now online at thefiredstation.com. Customers purchase their pieces, select paint colors, and pay on the website. There’s a customer PAINT POTTERY @ HOME to-go kit and The Fired Station is offering curbside pickup within 24 hours. When completed, return the pottery to The Fired Station studio for glazing and firing. The Fired Station is at 9168 Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington.
Wine House Social: This 10-month-old business in downtown Delray’s Pineapple Grove arts district is closed, but is offering online and phone wine orders for pickup or delivery. It’s located at 104 NE Second Ave. Call 561-501-0175 or visit WineDelray.com
David B. Demyan: Creating customized coronavirus preparedness videos for companies and organizations impacted by the pandemic. See: facebook.com/dbdemyan/posts/3562677463805447
Our Fund Foundation: The organization has launched the Our Fund Resilience Fund, an emergency fundraising initiative to provide critical aid to LGBTQ+ nonprofit agencies in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties whose operations have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic The LGBTQ+ raised more than $310,000 in less than two weeks. Donations still are gratefully being accepted and distributed. Visit our-fund.org/response or call 954-565-1090.
Vita Nova: The non-profit, which directly helps older foster and homeless youth in the county with supportive living services, has teamed up with Dare 2 Care Mobile Showers to offer weekly showers, hygiene products and clean clothes. Those in need can stop by Vita Nova’s The Spot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2724 N. Australian Ave., West Palm Beach.
The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County: The council is working to provide resources and support for recovery efforts for the county’s cultural community. One of these efforts includes the Palm Beach County Artist Relief Fund. With a starting goal of $10,000, the crowd-sourced Facebook Fundraiser will help the Council award small grants of $500, $250 and $100 to individual artists who live in Palm Beach County and have lost gigs or shows. The Council will accept applications from all Palm Beach County artists, but will prioritize those with lower incomes. The Council also recently launched its “Hire a Musician” program on social media to support local musicians in their time of need. For just $50, the public can directly pay a local musician to dedicate a song to a loved one. Local musician Kev Ohm, who was out of work for over two weeks, is partnering with the Council on the project. Visit palmbeachculture.com.
Palm Beach County Food Bank: The parent company for Downtown Palm Beach Gardens recently gifted the Food Bank with a $25,000 check from ShopCore’s Core Giving Foundation, to provide access to nutritious food for those suffering to put food on the table.
Education Foundation of Palm Beach County: The organization surpassed its goal of raising $100,000 and was able to purchase 483 Chromebooks, which were delivered to the school district. An additional 76 gently used devices were donated and dropped off at partner Office Depot locations throughout the county. Visit EducationFoundationPBC.org
Boca Helping Hands: A community-based non-profit that distributes 70,000 pantry bags and serves 55,000 hot meals annually, Boca Helping Hands has seen a drastic depletion in food intake it normally receives as surplus from local supermarkets and restaurants. This is reducing the amount available for those in need. The Addison in Boca Raton has begun to donate 700 meals per week to the non-profit to aid in its efforts to feed the homebound and clients most in need of help. Drivers have been delivering to 30 homebound clients three times a week, enabling those clients to have hot cooked meals every day. The remaining meals are being provided to the non-profit’s clients who walk up to Boca Helping Hands to receive a hot meal. For more information, to donate or to volunteer to distribute meals, contact Karen Swedenborg at 561-417-0913, ext. 202; or visit bocahelpinghands.org
Boca West Children’s Foundation: The Foundation is distributing $800,000 to its partner charities that provide essential services for local children. The Foundation already has granted $315,500 to 11 of its 25 local non-profits, and more fund distributions will be announced soon. Visit bocawestfoundation.org
Palm Beach County Food Bank: The Breakers Palm Beach has donated several truckloads of food. Old School Bakery in Delray Beach contributed truckloads of bread donations. Palm Beach County Food Bank programs reach families, school children and seniors, and connect those in need to available benefits and resources. For more information or to donate, visit pbcfoodbank.org or call 561-670-2518.
Salty Dog Paddle: This West Palm Beach-based charity has partnered with Amazon to offer free shipping for online items to everyone who cannot attend events any longer. Salty Dog Paddle is a nonprofit surf and SUP brand whose sole purpose is to save injured rescue dogs and marinelife. For information, visit saltydogpaddle.org/
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Five Guys: The burger chain is now offering curbside pickup, delivery and takeout as alternative options to dining in. Five Guys and their crews are working together with good samaritans to provide food for essential hospital staff. For delivery, order using Uber Eats, Postmates or Doordash. The Wellington location also offers Grubhub. Visit fginparadise.com.
Agliolio ~ a FRESH Take On Italian: The eatery is now offering safe curbside takeout service at their Boynton Beach and Wellington locations. All staff members are certified in COVID-19: takeout precautions. Locations are at 2258 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, 561-509-6486; and 12793 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, 561-798-7770. Visit www.AGLIOLIO.com
McCray’s Backyard Bar-B-Que & Seafood: The restaurant is offering pickup, take out, drive through and delivery through Doordash, Grubhub, Postmates and Super Quick. They follow the CDC’s strict sanitizing and social distancing guidelines. First responders, medical and media personnel are offered special pricing on every menu item. The eatery is at 1521 45th St., West Palm Beach. Call 561-425-5739 or 561-370-3216.
Independent Seafoods: They are operating their retail market and mobile kitchen in their parking lot from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week and are preparing food from the retail market and their menu. Walk in, curbside pickup or local delivery. 5300 Georgia Ave., West Palm Beach. Call 561-586-2212.
Papichulo Tacos: The restaurant, with locations in Jupiter and Royal Palm Beach, is offering menu items for takeout or delivery. Margarita Monday and Taco Tuesday promotions still apply. Visit papichulotacos.com.
Kangaroo House Subs Breakfast & Soulfood: This eatery, 1400A 10th St., Lake Park, is open 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 561-844-1616.
Romeo’s Pizza Kitchen: Offering contact-free delivery of Italian food and pizza. Or pick up at the store or curbside, 5335 N, Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit romeospizzakitchenmenu.com
Bud’s Chicken and Seafood: Drive-thrus remain open at these locations: 4661 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 7912 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 2579 Northlake Blvd., North Palm Beach; 4790 Lake Worth Road, Greenacres; 11705 Okeechobee Blvd., Royal Palm Beach; and 509 E. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach.
Raw Juce: The company is expanding its delivery services and launching a virtual kitchen on Uber Eats called RJ’s Organic Kitchen (salads and bowls). Free delivery is offered on Uber Eats. Join a free 30-minute live yoga class on Raw Juce’s Instagram every Wednesday at noon. Visit rawjuce.com
Blondie’s Vegan Bakery & Cafe: This vegan, gluten-free, nut -free bakery and cafe in Boynton Beach is delivering allergy friendly custom cakes, freezer meals, cupcakes and food items. There is no delivery fee for all of Palm Beach County, and there’s contact-free delivery. Call 561-767-9066.
Cathy’s Beach Connection: The restaurant, 12850 U.S. 1, Juno Beach, is open for pick up and delivery. Visit facebook.com/cathysbeachconnection
Nino’s of Delray Beach: This family-owned restaurant, at 13900 S. Jog Road, is open for business. It has implemented a no-contact delivery and curbside service. Visit ninosofdelray.com
Kitchen: Table service is suspended, but the West Palm Beach restaurant will offer grab & go lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. Lunch is available 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; dinner, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Order at 561-249-2281.
DiMartino Plumbing: The company is offering an apprenticeship program for careers in plumbing. Participants will work directly alongside experienced plumbing technicians in the field and also will receive classroom instruction from a Master Plumber. You will learn the in’s and out’s of the plumbing trade by the top plumbers in Florida, all while earning a weekly paycheck. For more information, call 561-733-0500 or fill out the form at dimartinoplumbing.com/join-our-team
Manatee Lagoon: The Manatee Lagoon Virtual Learning Series is a new, free educational online resource that will cover everything from the importance of protecting marine life and fun facts to lessons on phytoplankton. New videos will be posted on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings on Manatee Lagoon’s social pages. Free, at-home activity worksheets are available for download that correspond to each educational video. Art lessons will be offered every Friday. Go to visitmanateelagoon.com
Path to College: This local not-for-profit, which helps high school students develop the academic and leadership skills to enter and graduate from college, is offering free weekly college prep and SAT tutoring online to any Palm Beach County student. Visit pathtocollege.org/virtual to register.
The Society of the Four Arts’ King Library: The Libby app can be downloaded on a tablet or smartphone from the device’s app store. Patrons can use their seven-digit library card number to access a collection of eBooks and Audiobooks. Note: When setting up the app it will ask for the zip code of the library (33480) and the facility will be listed under Southeast Library Association–Society of the Four Arts King Library.
The Internet Archive has also made available many books published over the past century for checkout online. Create a free account at archive.org/details/books. This service is independent of the King Library.
For assistance with any of these resources, email email@example.com.
Palm Beach County Library System: Library locations are closed, but staff members are available to answer questions and offer assistance with setting up your virtual classroom. Visit pbclibrary.org/locations to get started. The library system is offering a free temporary e-card to access online resources, including e-books, e-audiobooks, downloadable music, magazines and movies.Go to pbclibrary.org/virtual-library
Staff has curated a list of resources. Topics covered include arts and culture, business, consumer, education, food, kids, stress release, technology tutorials and more. Find these at pbclibrary.org/covid19/resources
Palm Beach Island Hospice Foundation: The hospice foundation is providing its individual grief counseling sessions via phone Monday through Friday by appointment only to those who reside in zip code 33480, the town of Palm Beach. The Grief Counseling Program is through the longstanding partnership with Trustbridge, who provides a certified hospice bereavement counselor. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call 561-635-9840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers: Some centers have temporarily modified hours of operation during this time. To confirm a center’s current hours, call the main office at 561-331-3636. In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, the centers are now offering in-home physical therapy and telemedicine visits or a combination of both. Physical therapy services are categorized as part of the critical infrastructure of this country as defined by the Department of Homeland Security and the Officials of Palm Beach County.
Tri County Animal Rescue: The facility is open for adoptions by appointment only from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday through Sunday. Families are encouraged to fill out the pre-adoption application online and email it to email@example.com. View adoptable animals at tricountyanimalrescue.com
Promise Fund of Florida: For breast or cervical health services during the COVID-19 crisis, navigators are available to help find a free or lower cost diagnostic mammogram or other necessary breast or cervical service. Contact Foundcare, Kettly Laybonne at 561-432-5849 or firstname.lastname@example.org; MorseLife, Liliana Herrera at 561-429-4132 or 561-344-4139 or email email@example.com; Marie Louise Cancer Foundation, Marie Seide at 561-752- 2122 or 561-715-6217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To make a donation in support of these services, visit promisefundofflorida.org
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast: Helpline specialists are calling 1,825 seniors who are on the waiting list for home-delivered meals in the five-county area and serving them as a result of the new stimulus funding. Seniors and adults with a disability should call the helpline at 866-684-5885 for access to services such as food, electric bill assistance, help with Medicare and caregiver resources.
The Achievement Centers for Children and Families: The organization, which serves more than 500 at-risk children at three locations in Delray Beach, is partnering with local restaurants and community agencies to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to those youngsters and their parents during the pandemic. Thus far, the organization has provided 1,100 dinners, 900 lunches and 1,500 breakfasts. Recently two rolls of toilet paper were given to each family. The organization has set up a COVID-19 Emergency Fund and is seeking donations from the community at achievementcentersfl.org/coronavirus
Lake Worth Food Not Bombs: The organization is delivering free meals to those in need. When available, grocery donations also will be delivered. Call 561-320-3277 to place an order before 5:30 p.m. the day you need it. Visit facebook.com/fnblw
CareerSource Palm Beach County: The organization is providing online services through its Virtual Career System. The system is a web portal designed to help job seekers find employment, introduce career explorers to new opportunities, and connect employers with qualified talent. The portal is available 24/7 from any device, accessible for persons with disabilities, and available in all languages. Visit cspbc.virtualcareersystem.com
Holy Spirit Lutheran Church: The quilting group has been making masks. Donations have gone to Jupiter Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and local doctors’ offices. Some masks were sent up to New York. Contact Barbara Antonelli at email@example.com for further information.
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League: Adoption fees are being waived for cats and dogs that are 1 year or older. Available animals can be viewed at PeggyAdams.org. The adoption center is open daily by appointment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561-686-6656. Peggy’s Pantry, a free pet food bank for local residents struggling financially, is open by appointment Tuesday through Saturday. To learn more and to donate visit PeggyAdams.org/Peggys-Pantry
Junior League of the Palm Beaches: The organization is closing its year early and will be unable to award its annual Community Assistance Grants to non-profits. To immediately assist those in the community affected by the coronavirus, the Board of Directors has voted to award $22,500 to the United Way of Palm Beach, which is on the front lines of helping all local non-profits during this crisis.The United Way will match the donation.
Clinics Can Help: Open to serve the community with medical equipment and supply needs, the organization has wound care supplies, gloves, alcohol, sanitizer and medical equipment available for a small donation. Portable cribs and diapers also are available for expectant parents or those with newborns. Visit clinicscanhelp.org or call 561-640-2995.
Fred & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Services: The main office at 5841 Corporate Way, Suite 200, in West Palm Beach is open for business and prepared to serve clients through telephone and virtual technology. Call 561-684-1991 to connect with the agency’s “Chai Line” (Intake, Assessment & Referral Department). The agency offers counseling for all ages, child psychiatry, Holocaust survivor assistance, older adult services and more. For Mental Health First Aid class information, contact Cindy Wides at 561-238-0251.
Tri-County Animal Rescue: The rescue in Boca Raton, 21287 Boca Rio Road, is open for adoptions 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 561-482-8110. The Lois Pope Pet Clinic, which offers low-cost veterinary care, is open by appointment only. Call 561-465-2159. Tri-County has many puppies and kittens in need of homes, and the organization also needs donations. Linens or open food items cannot be accepted.
Space of Mind Schoolhouse: Space of Mind Schoolhouse, its nonprofit Community Classroom Project and culinary director chef Blake Malatesta have launched the One-for-One Meal Box Program. The project provides a meal box with all the ingredients for families to prepare a healthy dinner and dessert while learning life skills development through culinary arts and healthy eating. Also included in the meal box is a recipe and a link to watch Chef Malatesta demonstrate each step. And, for each meal box purchased (ranging from $24 for a family of two to $45 for a family of four), one will be donated to a local family in need. The school lunch boxes are $10 and include an interactive cooking demo with educational information, including the science, math and cultural influences behind each recipe. Visit findspaceofmind.com/community-classroom-kitchen
The Junior League of Boca Raton: The organization is seeking help from the community with donations of diapers to its Diaper Bank. The Diaper Bank distributes more than 600,000 diapers annually serving 2,000 children, and partners with 22 local agencies. To help, email email@example.com and someone can pick up diapers. Or use the Junior League’s Amazon wish list and have diapers shipped directly to the organization’s headquarters. Visit jlbr.org
Trinity Delray Lutheran Church and School: In a partnership with The Avenue Church, Trinity Delray, 400 N. Swinton Ave., will open its commercial kitchen to help anyone affected with layoffs during this season. Hot meals will be brought out to cars from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The church is accepting donations from local restaurants and the community to help with providing meals. The Early Childhood Center, serving children from 2 to 4 years old, has reopened to provide daycare and help parents who are essential personnel. Visit trinitydelray.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Barky Pines Animal Rescue & Sanctuary: The organization, 6521 Carol St., Loxahatchee, is working to get pet food and supplies to shut-ins so they can keep their pets. Visits with potential adopters are limited to appointments only, with three per day. Areas are sanitized and pets washed after each visit. All adoption and fundraising events are canceled, leaving the organization with a shortfall. Barky Pines is seeking adoptions and assistance with veterinary care and housing. Call 561-402-1451.
USPA: Despite all United States Polo Association activity being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, polo enthusiasts and fans can access archived and new content each week on Global Polo TV. Programming is regularly being added featuring player, team and owner profiles, polo lifestyle and highlights from past matches. GPTV is available on globalpolo.com and through many streaming apps.
DiMartino Plumbing: The company is offering an apprenticeship program for careers in plumbing. Participants will work directly alongside experienced plumbing technicians in the field and also will receive classroom instruction from a Master Plumber. Learn the plumbing trade while earning a weekly paycheck. Call 561-733-0500 or apply at dimartinoplumbing.com/join-our-team
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School: Weekly Sunday service is live-streamed on YouTube at 10 a.m. The church in Palm Beach Gardens also has a ministry that takes communion on Sundays to shut-ins and people in assisted living. Members of the congregation have been making meals for families in the Family Promise of Palm Beach County program.
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