About Us

Mission

The Spirit of Giving network creates alliances with nonprofit organizations by sharing resources and providing education to strengthen our communities.

 

These include

  • Annual Back to School Bash & Health Carnival
  • Boca Raton Bowl
  • Annual Holiday Gift Drive
  • Community Spirit Race
  • Volunteer Background Screening (Level II LiveScan Background Screening Provider)
  • Monthly Member Meetings
  • Nonprofit Training & Networking
  • Forum for Nonprofits Radio Program

Vision

To create more unified, vibrant communities.

The Spirit of Giving Network is a collaborative, nonprofit organization with a focus on children and families in Palm Beach County. It is a forum where nonprofits and community supporters share information, resources and best practices. Currently, there are more than 65 nonprofit member organizations meeting on a monthly basis. The group’s objective is to streamline the delivery of services to the community by working collaboratively to solve issues and improve operations through internal and external partnerships. To achieve our objective these four Guiding Principles are used:

Purposeful Communication

Deliberately and intentionally creating opportunities to share information & resources.

Relevance

Meetings and group activities must be meaningful and beneficial to members.

Commitment

All members must commit to and fulfill their obligations to the Network in order for it to succeed.

Collaboration/Partnerships

Create formal partnership agreements with local agencies, community partners and individual supporters to maximize the distribution of resources across the community.

Programs & Initiatives

The Spirit of Giving has two signature projects during the year, the Holiday Gift Drive and the Community Back to School Bash:

Community Back to School Bash

Provides at-risk children, served by the organizations that make up the Spirit of Giving Network, the opportunity to begin school with new backpacks and supplies so that they have the tools they need to learn. At the event, each child is paired with a personal shopper who guides them through a “store” of new school supplies. The child is encouraged to “shop” for their own supplies based on their preferences. While the children shop, the parents explore a variety of informational booths. Healthy snacks, medical testing, new shoes and free haircuts are also provided.

Holiday Gift Drive

In 2009, we began a partnership with the Junior League of Boca Raton to provide over 4,000 children who are served by the Network of nonprofit organizations, with a special holiday gift wish. This relationship allows us to reach more children to making their holiday season brighter.

Level 2 Live Scan Fingerprinting

Appointments required. Fingerprinting open Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-4pm. To Make an Appointment Click Here