Federation staff, friends and families join together to honor Dr. King's legacy
For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County staff, family, and friends took part in impactful service projects throughout our community. Service projects took included:
- Decorating and potting plants for Holocaust survivors and domestic abuse victims at Alpert Jewish Family and Children's Service
- Cooking and distributing meals for homeless at St. Ann Place living in West Palm Beach
- Painting rooms at POST (Pediatric Oncology Support Team), a service at St. Mary’s Medical Center for families of children with cancer.
- Delivering meals to homebound seniors and spending time with patients at PB PACE, Adult Day Center of MorseLife,
In addition, Federation staff and friends joined together with members of the African American community at a barbecue to honor Dr. King’s legacy at Currie Park in West Palm Beach. We collected and distributed food, clothing, and supplies to local families in need.
In addition, Federation honored two community members with the Tikkun Olam Service Award:
- Reggie D from X102.3 FM, for his commitment to combatting racism through The Walk With Me Foundation.
- Rabbi Cookie Lea Olshein for Temple Israel’s dedication to providing hands-on community service and advocacy for local homeless and food insecure families.