Foundation Helps Hundreds Of Students Be School Ready

Jeffrey Goldman, Ian Williams, Tom Wenham, Mike Gauger, Jim Sackett, Michelle Garvey, Gus Ponce, Maggie Zeller, Terri Kane and Pam Tahan prepare for back-to-school event.

The Wellington Community Foundation once again this year joined with the Village of Wellington and the Rotary Club of Wellington to help local students be ready for success in school.

Hundreds of students attended Wellington’s annual Back-to-School Block Party held at the Wellington Community Center on Saturday, July 30, and preparation for all the items took place during the weeks before. Thanks to the foundation’s annual sponsors, Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, Tom & Regis Wenham, Wellington Regional Medical Center and many generous donors, the foundation was able to purchase much-needed items to help Wellington students.

On Tuesday, July 26, foundation board members, along with Wellington The Magazine staff members, gathered to sort, prep and package school uniforms for all of the registered participants. On Thursday, July 28, foundation volunteers, Rotarians and Wellington staffers jam-packed hundreds of backpacks with school supplies that were given away at the July 30 event, along with hundreds of new school uniforms also purchased by the foundation through funding from supporters, donors and grants received throughout the year.

The Wellington Community Foundation continues to be an integral part of the Wellington community, helping seniors, children and veterans, while “Building a Stronger Community.”

“We want to thank everyone for their involvement,” WCF Chair Tom Wenham said.

For information about becoming involved, donating or volunteering, call (561) 333-9843 or visit