Philanthropy

Philanthropy

When asked about the first charitable activity he ever did, Thomson recalls the specific day with a smile derived from the heart. That day, he donated 120 bicycles to a Christmas toy drive for Riviera Beach’s New Macedonia Baptist Church. Although the church was elated about Thomson’s contribution, over 270 children in total showed up to the church that day with the hope of obtaining one of the bikes. Thomson affirms, “There was no way I was going to have 150 other children turned away without a bike.” Thus, he quickly purchased 150 more bicycles, but because of the short notice and the shortage of bicycles around the area, Thomson could only get the parts of the bikes. So, not giving up until every single child there was happy, Thomson brought in…

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Waterfront Way Foundation presented a check in the sum of $20,000 to Place of Hope this Tuesday from Waterfront Way Foundation’s “Cruise For Kids” event in May of this year. This amount was then doubled by Place of Hope’s Emergency Response Matching Fund to bring contributions to $40,000 in support of the non-profit organization.

Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Place of Hope was forced to cancel more than five fundraising events in 2020 to adhere to social distancing regulations, including the “Fish For Hope KDW Tournament”, the “17th Annual Golf Invitational and Charity Dinner”, their “Paradise Found Dinner” at Adams Ranch, and their “Summertime Parties With A Purpose” event. Fundraising events are vital to Place of Hope’s budget…

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