The best part of back to school time is by far our back to school parties!
Our high school and college students enjoyed a “flip-flop” themed party, where we brought the beach indoors for the day!
We began with a motivational welcome from Van Williams, Dean of Student Services at Palm Beach State College. Then, each student created their own special “message in a bottle” keepsake; they wrote a message to themselves, rolled it, tied it, and put in a bottle, which they then decorated with sand art. They were so creative with their designs, it was impressive! We all had a nice lunch followed by a “shopping spree” where our students picked out school supplies, clothing, books, toiletries and of course, flip-flops!
Our elementary party was nonstop fun! Thanks to Debralyn and Ronnie Belletieri, we celebrated at Strikes@Boca, where our students laced up their bowling shoes and hit the lanes. There were a few strikes and plenty of gutter balls, but most of all, the kids had the best time. After a delicious lunch, we gave them tokens to play in the arcade room. Everyone enjoyed homemade cookies for dessert, and they left with school supplies, books, clothing and more.
Thank you to everyone who made donations towards these wonderful events. Because of your generosity, our students went home with their bags overfilled!