MAKING THE ROUNDS

Thank you for your continued support of Caridad Center, a place of hope and healing for thousands of working poor families throughout Palm Beach County. 

It's easy to to be passionate about what we do here. Every day we experience that amazing feeling of changing someone’s life - maybe we’ve helped restore their vision and they can go back to work, or we’ve taught them how to prepare healthy meals and manage their chronic conditions, or we’ve provided one-time bridge money to pay their rent to assist them until they are well enough to return to work, or helping ensure children have backpacks and school uniforms, so they can start school on equal footing. 

We don’t just provide medical services. We provide life changing opportunities. The hard part is seeing how much need truly exists in our community. It is easy to not see it if you don't want to. But that is why we are here and why we continue to cherish the support you so generously share. 

We encourage you to learn more here in our new e-newsletter, and share it with anyone you think might be interested in becoming a part of our family. Thank you for all you do on behalf of the thousands of families we serve!
-Laura Kallus, CEO
 
 
 
 
TEMPS & ACTIVITY ARE HIGH AT CARIDAD THIS SUMMER

Since 1992, when Connie Berry and Caridad Asensio opened a clinic in a small trailer, Caridad Center has worked to provide families with a resource for quality, free medical care and support. This summer, as the temperatures rise, so does the activity here, as we have officially broken ground on our $5 million capital campaign that will help  construct an 11,000-square-foot addition to the current facility, and enable us to accommodate 12,000 more patient visits a year!

We are proud of the history Caridad Center has of serving the uninsured working poor of Palm Beach County.  Our western Boynton Beach location has more than 26,000 visits a year; and the success of our mission is evident in our need for more space to provide services for the growing demand for health, dental and vision care. 

We hope you’ll join us to improve the lives of residents and neighbors in Palm Beach County. Join us as we continue to grow!
 
 
 
 
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PROGNOSIS

Each gift made to the Capital Campaign will go towards:
  • 6 additional patient exam rooms
  • 3 additional dental rooms- one equipped for oral surgery
  • New eye clinic & up-to-date radiology room
  • Mental health counseling office & interview offices
  • Expanded waiting room
  • Outreach center for social services
  • Health education center
  • Second floor of office/meeting space
If you'd like to name a room in honor of a loved one or your family foundation, please contact Dolleen Ewing, 561.853.1638, dewing@caridad.org. Naming opportunities at different levels are still available!
 
 
 
THE LIFELINE
 
 
 
 
Nov. 6, 2015 
at Worth Ave., Palm Beach
 
 
 
 
Nov. 14, 2015 
at Caridad Center 
 
 
 
 
Jan. 16, 2016
at Delray Beach Marriott
 
 
 
 
March 6, 2016
at Swank Farm, Loxahatchee
 
 
 
 
April 11, 2016

 
 
 
 
For sponsorship opportunities (Family Festival & Volunteer Dinner) or tickets (Gala & Swank Farm to Table), contact Dollene Ewing, 561.853.1638, dewing@caridad.org.
 
 
 
 
BEYOND THE CLINIC

  • Caridad Center is hosting its Annual Back to School Bash Aug. 5. Last year, Caridad helped 1,500 kids begin school with the same supplies as their peers. 
  • 142 children ages preK to Junior High School attended summer camp thanks to the YMCA, Faith Farms United Methodist of Boynton Beach and Boca West Foundation.
  • 22 students are off to college this fall with scholarship thanks to Dr. Pushpa Bhatia Scholarship Fund, The Wellington Group, Hands on Tzekada and the DeRay Testamentary Foundation. 
 
 
 
 
IN THE WAITING ROOM

"Caridad helps a lot of people. I’m so glad Caridad exists. It makes me feel like I can breathe by myself again. Otherwise, all the doors are going to be closed. Only Caridad opened the doors for me." -Ivan Segura, patient. To hear Ivan's story, click here
 
 
 
 
Donate online at www.caridad.org
Please remember us when doing your planned giving or preparing your will.
Or mail: Caridad Center, 8645 W. Boynton Beach Blvd. 
Boynton Beach, FL 33324
 
            
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