West Palm Beach, Fla. – Constitutional Tax Collector Anne M. Gannon is pleased to announce employees of the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office raised $21,628.50 in 2021 to support two local nonprofits: Living Hungry and Making Every Day Count. Checks were presented to representatives from the charities during a check presentation ceremony Thursday, March 24, 2022, at the Tax Collector’s Administrative Office in Downtown West Palm Beach.
Every two years Tax Collector Office employees select two local non-profit organizations to support through the agency’s Community Involvement Program. Every dollar raised and items donated come directly from employees, no public tax dollars are used. Funds are raised through the office’s Dress Down for Charity program and other fundraising activities throughout the year. “Our employees’ commitment to public service is more than just our jobs,” said Gannon. “We are also committed to giving back to those in need in our community, and I am so proud of the generosity our employees continue to demonstrate year after year.”
About Living Hungry
(L to R: Marsha Grim, Client Service Specialist, Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office, Maura Plante, Founder, Living Hungry, Anne M. Gannon, Constitutional Tax Collector serving Palm Beach Count)
Living Hungry was created with the belief that every child has a potential worth nourishing. The charity works to eliminate food insecurity faced by more than 3,700 local homeless school age students. “The employees at the Tax Collector Office amaze me,” said Living Hungry Founder Maura Plante. “Year after year they reach down and find compassion for those who really need it.” Employees contributed $10,608.25 to this Delray Beach based charity.
About Making Every Day Count
(L to R: Brandon Richardson, Director of Delinquency Drug Court, Jennifer Barry, Manager, Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office, Martha Ahr, Founder, Making Every Day Count, Mary Castronuovo, President, Making Every Day Count, Rodney Louis, Vice President, Making Every Day Count, Chris Ryan, Board Member, Making Every Day Count, Anne M. Gannon, Constitutional Tax Collector serving Palm Beach County, Denise Nagle, Board Member, Making Every Day Count)
Making Every Day Count works with the Palm Beach County Family and Delinquency Drug Court to give youth and families affected by addiction a second chance. “We were absolutely overwhelmed by the enthusiasm at which the employees at the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office participate in their fundraising initiatives for our community,” said Making Every Count President Mary Castronuovo. “I, along with fellow MEDC Board Members: Martha Ahr, Christopher Ryan, Rodney Louis, and Denise Nagle, were humbled while receiving their donation check and by their commitment to giving back to the community, and the joy they shared with us in being a part of our mission.” Employees contributed $11,020.25 to the West Palm Beach charity.
“I am extremely proud of how generous and caring our employees are for those in need in our community,” said Gannon. “Their donations are improving the lives of local families and homeless children here in Palm Beach County. We look forward to supporting Living Hungry and Making Every Day Count again in 2022.”
Please visit www.pbctax.com/community to learn more about the agency’s employee charitable giving program.
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