Boca Raton, FL (February 20, 2023) Habilitation Center for the Handicapped, Inc. (HabCenter) is delighted to announce that the nonprofit organization recently won second place at the Great Charity Challenge event, which provided the Center with $90,000 funding.
“We are appreciative of The Great Charity Challenge opportunity. HabCenter caters to adults with mental health challenges and lifelong disabilities such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, anxiety, and depression. Many have conditions that make it diﬃcult for them to manage daily tasks, health needs, and interpersonal relationships. The grant will be used to expand relational programming for clients. The funding allows us to create Computer Programming, Smart technology programs, and sensory initiatives.” said Sherry A. Henry, Director of Development, HabCenter Boca Raton. Great Charity Challenge gift will support clients’ developmental, improving their mental health, independence, and self-worth. We are happy to expand our PEAR programming, our Library Programming, and other Educational Programming for clients. Thank you, Great Charity Challenge, Team Sponsor Lunar Dressage, Supporting Sponsor Campo Bahia, and our Riders – three talented young ladies who brought us the win – Gabriella Curry, Vivian Golden, and Grace Denby, for their efforts in making these programs possible at HabCenter.”
About Great Charity Challenge:
Founded in 2009, the sponsored by Fidelity Investments® (GCC) came forward as a way to increase funding to local non-profits, following the 2008 economic crisis, at a time when donations were scarce. In its first year, the event generated over $400,000, benefiting 24 local charities. Today, the event has grown to benefit over 30 local charities competing for over $1+ million each year. To date, the GCC has distributed $17.7 million to over 294 Palm Beach County non-profit organizations. To learn more, visit https://gcc.coth.com.
About the HabCenter:
The HabCenter, located in Boca Raton, opened its doors in 1978 to equip adults with special needs in Palm Beach County with the knowledge, skills, and behavior needed to lead useful and productive lives with dignity, respect, and independence. The nonprofit gives back to the community by providing a safe, enriching environment to empower the spirit of those individuals they serve and encourage their unlimited potential. The critical programs the HabCenter offers include Social Services and Case Management, Development Training, PEAR (Programs in Education, Art & Recreation), and Vocational Training within HabCo Manufacturing and the HabCenter Nursery. With this grant, there will be an increased focus on the client’s mental health, which will support them in pursuing their dreams and passions in life. The HabCenter also provides local businesses and colleges’ opportunities to partner with them through HabCo Manufacturing, the Nursery, and Social Work internship programs. To learn more, visit www.habcenter.org.