We look forward to celebrating the 35th annual Woman Volunteer of the Year luncheon in 2022!
The prestigious Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon celebrates outstanding women in the community nominated by nonprofit organizations throughout Palm Beach County for their dedication and expertise as volunteers, as well as the work they do to further the missions of the organizations they serve.
We are proud to announce Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation and Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute as this year’s Award Presenting Sponsor.
Nonprofit organizations may submit their Woman Volunteer of the Year nominees to the Boca Regional Hospital by clicking: HERE.
Check back often as event details will be shared in the coming weeks.
Woman Volunteer of the Year Committee Summer Service Project
This year, we will be providing period supplies for the hygiene room at Spirit of Giving’s Back to School Bash. As chairs and women, we are passionate about this cause. Our goal is to provide 15,000 tampons/pads to be given to underprivileged girls in our community.
- 1 in 4 women/girls in the United States suffer from period supply poverty.
- Rent, transportation, groceries, childcare, diapers, and clothing take precedence in a budget, quickly making period supplies a luxury.
- Girls who cannot afford period supplies report feeling stressed, unhealthy, hopeless, embarrassed, ashamed, disappointed, angry, sad, unworthy, forgotten, inadequate, worried, and worthless.
- Without access to period supplies, girls report using tissues, toilet paper, paper towels, cut up diapers, old socks, ripped t-shirts, towels, or rags.
- Without transportation, lower income families tend to buy period supplies at convenience stores rather than a large retailer, which can double or triple the monthly cost.
- Period Supplies cannot be obtained with food stamps or any other government safety net program and are classified with cigarettes, alcohol and pet food as disallowed purchases.
You may donate now through July 22, 2022 by dropping off supplies off at the VCRC or purchasing off the Amazon Wishlist (link below).