April 27, 2022 — Selected from 4,000 applicants, the Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches afterschool/summer program, Project Grow, is up for a generous State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant — but needs a major community boost to secure these essential funds.
Beginning Wednesday, April 27, Project Grow and 199 other causes nationwide must collect as many online votes as possible, with the top 100 voters each receiving a $25,000 grant.
During the 10-day period ending May 6, US residents age 18 and older with a valid email address can cast up to 10 votes per day for Project Grow by visiting www.neighborhoodassist. com and searching for Adopt-A-Family or Project Grow. Participants can vote from phones, tablets or computers, and will be able to instantly share the opportunity with family and friends. State Farm warrants that it will not share, sell, or send solicitations to voter email addresses.
VOTE USING THIS LINK: https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2041687
Every vote will bring Adopt-A-Family closer to much-needed $25,000 in funding for Project Grow, Palm Beach County’s only after-school/summer program specifically designed to support elementary school students who have experienced poverty and roaming.
“Project Grow not only prevents the most vulnerable children in our community from falling through the cracks, but it provides a framework that supports them in their efforts for their own success,” said Daron Morse, director of educational programs for children. young people from Adopt-A-Family. “Our students need the security and stability that Project Grow provides. This grant would help us continue to serve children at risk with excellence.
In the first phase of the grant competition, 4,000 communities across the United States nominated special causes that are having a positive impact in their neighborhoods. The State Farm Review Committee selected the top 200 finalists. Project Grow is one of 15 causes in Florida to make the Top 200 and the only one in Palm Beach County.
Project Grow focuses on academic support, emotional development, parental engagement and enriching experiences. Classroom experience includes tutoring; teaching tips; mental health counselling; social-emotional learning; snacks (and meals during summer camp); and outdoor games. The program emphasizes science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) activities that stimulate critical thinking, foster self-confidence, and open students’ eyes to future career paths.
To learn more about other Project Grow or Adopt-A-Family programs and services, or to make a donation, please visit www.adoptafamilypbc.org or call (561) 253-1361.
Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches is dedicated to providing programs, services, and solutions to homeless and low-income families in crisis-ridden Palm Beach County. The organization’s mission is to strengthen families with children in their efforts to achieve stability and independence by giving them access to comprehensive services. To accomplish this mission, the agency provides physical housing, emergency shelter, housing assistance, homelessness prevention services, youth educational programs, mental health services, and career coaching. To learn more about the work Adopt-A-Family does in Palm Beach County, please visit www.adoptafamilypbc.org or contact (561) 253-1361.