Extraordinary Charities Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Palm Beach, welcomed more than 115 representatives from dozens of local nonprofit organizations at a recent luncheon held at Café Sapori in West Palm Beach.
The event launched the second edition of A Directory for Charitable Giving that spotlights 76 outstanding and underfunded charities in Palm Beach County. Thousands of copies of the directory are being circulated in the local philanthropic community.
“Throughout Palm Beach County, smaller charities are making a big difference in our community, but despite their outstanding efforts in fields like education, culture, human services and the environment, as well as international outreach, many of these extraordinary charities operate ‘under the radar’ and receive little recognition for their efforts,” said Beverlee Miller Raymond, co-founder of Extraordinary Charities with her husband John J. Raymond, Jr. “Our annual Directory for Charitable Giving is designed to connect donors with these well deserving local nonprofit organizations.
Six attending organizations received a surprise check for $2,000 each: Holy Ground Shelter for the Homeless, Resource Depot, Sandoway House Nature Center, Urban Youth Impact, Women’s Circle Inc. and the Youth Activity Center.
To obtain a copy of the directory, call (561) 791-0403 or view it online at www.extraordinarycharities.org.
ABOVE: Father Frank O’Laughlin of the Guatemalan-Maya Center with Beverlee and John Raymond.