Freedom Boat Club “Boating Big!” Campaign for Big Brothers Big Sisters

By | November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Events, News, Uncategorized|

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties are very appreciative of several individuals who help to provide experiences of a lifetime to youth in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Barry Weintraub, a member of Freedom Boat Club of the Palm Beaches, wanted to share his boating experiences with others. He knew that many children in our programs would never experience boating, the beaches, or fishing even though they live just miles from the ocean. Barry is a generous and giving individual.  He became involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties in 2011 when he became a Big Brother mentor.

Barry began by committing to a fishing trip the first Saturday of each month rain or shine for Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors and their Littles. This experience has taken off and is Big Brothers Big Sisters most highly sought after event, serving about forty children and volunteers each year. The matches spend the morning cruising around the Intracoastal on the boat with Captain Barry and his Co-Captain, Realtor Adam Gutmann. They drop a few lines and hope to catch fish, and then enjoy lunch provided by Freedom Boat Club. 

Freedom Boat Club of Palm Beach and Martin has started their own “Boating Big! All Aboard for Littles” fundraising campaign. For the 2nd year in the franchisor’s 26-year history, Freedom Boat Club’s corporate ownership and franchise owner’s/operator’s will work together in a cause marketing program and platform to raise both awareness and funds for this well-respected 111-year old organization.  “We are very excited and enthusiastic to continue working with Big Brothers Big Sisters and to support the outstanding work they do in serving young people,” said Dan Lund, owner, Freedom Boat Club Palm Beach & Martin Counties.

Thank you to School to Work Supporters

By | August 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

On behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, we would like to thank you for supporting the School to Work Program. On the night of Wednesday, August second, twenty four youth shared their appreciation to the businesses, mentors, guest speakers, peers, guardians, and supporters for the opportunity to complete hands on learning and internships at several Palm Beach County businesses. The children completed the program feeling a sense of direction for their future, pathways to achieve successes, and new relationships to support their dreams. We wanted to share just one thank you note from a student who successfully completed the program:

I would like to personally show my appreciation for your out most impacts in my life. Thank you for the laughs, the lessons, the motivations, thank you for the inspiration and all others things you guys, and your guest speakers have implanted in my life. Thank you to the sponsors and everyone that have  put their heart into creating such an enriching program, though I only stayed with you guys for a few weeks, your impacts will be remembered for a life time. Most of all thank you for pushing my dreams of change in the world. I hope to let you guys see your impact in the future through my actions. Again I say thank you.

Although many of you know that mentoring changes lives for the better forever, we would also like to share a success story that started five years ago. The guest speakers for the evening were Willie Perez, Marshon Brown and Jameriah Robinson. Mr. Perez is Regional Security Manager and an Alumni Big Brother mentor. In 2012, Big Brothers Big Sisters introduced him to his mentees Marshon and Jameriah. During their mentorship, they patrolled the CityPlace, wrote essays, and met local business owners. Perez saw the impact he was creating and hired the two young men as CityPlace Ambassadors. Almost five years later, Perez shares that although he volunteered to change their lives, he learned more from them then he can ever thank them for. Both of the young men plan on giving back to their community and want to continue into law enforcement. Perez has saved all of their essays and plans to give them to Marshon and Jameriah at their police academy graduation. Please enjoy graduation photos here

Thank you again to our current partners including Palm Beach County Youth Services, Lost Tree Village Charitable Foundation, William and Helen Thomas Charitable Trust, The Jim Moran Foundation, NetOne Technologies, Ranger Construction, Chen Moore and Associates, Village Of Wellington, West Palm Beach Police Department, Salvation Army, Delray Medical Center, Mandel Public Library and BusOne. Also thank you to guest speakers Barbara Wymer, Kyle Cheerangie, Alicia Abrahams, Kim Gibbons, Portia Culley, Gizelle Reyes, Lourdes Sanchez, Lynette Levy, Vivi Ahrenstein, Jean Fadael, and Alexandria Cunningham. Lastly this program would not be possible without the School to Work Committee including Bob Schafer, Richard Bova, Todd LaVogue, and Samantha Reilly. Thank you!


Hands on Learning, Hands on Earning

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties is piloting an innovative new summer School to Work mentoring program that will provide Palm Beach County at-risk youth with the critical skills needed to achieve their full career potential through a mentoring relationship with a caring adult role model. By partnering with us, companies are making an investment in the development of the next generation of leaders.

Youth are matched in one to one mentoring relationships with company employees who, through structured program activities, help map out the children’s futures. Each program day is designed and facilitated by a BBBS School to Work Coordinator. Our goal is to make the program as easy as possible for our business partners. Our School to Work Coordinator takes care of all the details in planning and coordinating program logistics. We work with our partners to tailor programming to best meet the needs of the company and the youth we serve.

Thank you to our current partners including Palm Beach County Youth Services, Lost Tree Village Charitable Foundation, William and Helen Thomas Charitable Trust, NetOne Technologies, Ranger Construction, and Delray Medical Center.

BBBS is now seeking other Palm Beach corporations to establish additional School to Work mentoring sites. If you think your company would be interested in exploring a School to Work partnership, please contact us at LCherilus@mentorbig.org.

Big Brothers Big Sister Specialty license plates

By | April 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

Florida drivers can now show their support for Big Brothers Big Sisters and give to the mission in the process by purchasing our specialty license plate!

Announcement from FL Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles DMV Site

To find the Tax Collector’s Office near you:

Martin County Locations

Call Center
Phone 772-288-5600
Fax 772-221-1461
Office Hours
8:00AM – 4:15PM Mon-Fri

Stuart office (main office) (map)
3485 SE Willoughby Blvd
Stuart, FL 34994

Hobe Sound Office (map)
11734 SE Federal Hwy
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Indiantown Office (map)
16550 SW Warfield Blvd
Indiantown, FL 34956

Indiantown Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1109
Indiantown, FL 34956

Palm City Office (map)
3001 SW Martin Downs Blvd
Palm City, FL 34990

Palm Beach Locations

Belle Glade Service Center
PBC Glades Office Building
2976 State Road 15
Belle Glade, FL 33430
SW corner of FL 80 and US 441
Mon. – Fri.
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Delray Beach / South County Service Center
501 South Congress Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33445
East side of Congress, south of W. Atlantic, in governmental plaza
Mon. – Fri.
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Central Palm Beach Service Center
4215 South Military Trail
Lake Worth, FL 33463
West side of Military Trail just pass Lake Worth Rd., in the free standing building
Mon. – Fri.
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Palm Beach Gardens / NE County Courthouse Service Center
3188 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
South side of PGA Blvd., across from the Gardens Mall
Mon. – Fri.
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Taste Of Martin County

By | March 18th, 2014|Categories: Events, News, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events|

   18th Annual Taste of              Martin County                 presented by:
Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Bush, Goldman, Kilbride, Waters & McCluskey, LLP
           Tuesday, 8th April 2014              5:00pm to 8:00pm
Memorial Park – 100 East Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34994
Advanced Ticket Prices:
1 for $50.00, 2 for $90.00
Ticket Prices at the Door:
$60.00 per person
Children 12 & under are FREE
Local chefs from 30 or more dining establishments will prepare and serve their signature culinary delights and compete for a prestigious title in one of the seven TASTE OF MARTIN COUNTY award categories.
All proceeds to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach & Martin Counties, Inc.
Many thanks to our generous sponsors:
Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Bush, Goldman, Kilbride, Waters & McCluskey, LLP; Treasure Coast Estate Buyers; Advantage Ford Stuart, The Stuart News/TC Palm; PNC Bank; EventMakers; WHLG The Coast 101.3; The Deck; Gilden Real Estate; Peter F. Avonda; Joseph F. Jones; Harbor Inn and Marina; Paramount Wealth Management of Raymond James; Stuart Jet Center; Freedom Waste; Children’s Services Council of Martin County; Supervisor            of Elections Martin County and Macaroni Kid



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