There is nothing more rewarding than hearing from the organizations and individuals who have been supported by Ibis Charities Foundation. We are both humbled by and proud of the impact we have been able to make.

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Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches

Impact Grant Recipient and Big Hats & Bow Ties Event Beneficiary

Meals on Wheels provides over 90,000 meals to needy seniors in our Palm Beach County community and has seen its demand for services increase by 80% in the last year. Here in Palm Beach County Meals on Wheels is delivering meals to people who are homebound due to age, infirmity, disability, or disease and are unable to shop or prepare nutritious meals. Most of the individuals served locally are over the age of 80 and approximately one-third are veterans.

Ibis Charities Foundation has provided support to Meals on Wheels locally both through our grant programs and special donations. Our most recent event, Big Hats & Bow Ties Fashion Show and Tea, was the setting of our most recent donation of $10,000 which allowed Meals on Wheels to provide special meals to their clients over the Thanksgiving Holiday week.

Meals on Wheels President and CEO expressed their gratitude: 
“We cannot express how grateful we are for your support! The impact of your generosity goes far beyond the provision of meals. By supporting our meal program, you are directly contributing to improved health and well-being for those we serve. Your kindness and dedication are helping us build a stronger and more resilient community.”

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Dress for Success Palm Beaches

Grant Recipient

Since opening its doors in 2010, Dress for Success Palm Beaches has grown exponentially and has served over 5,000 women in the Palm Beaches. With a poverty rate for women in our area that hovers near 20 percent, its services are requested regularly from over 100 partner referral agencies. The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life

Ibis Charities Foundation is grateful for the support of our donors and sponsors that result in hearing appreciation like this from Dress for Succes: 
“We would like to thank Ibis Charities Foundation, Inc. your generous donation for our Head to Toe and Job Readiness programs. Your donation will help enable us to serve more women by ensuring our Boutique is stocked with sizes and apparel of items such as scrubs, undergarments, and other items that we must buy to complete a proper 'head to toe' suiting. Your donation will make a tremendous impact; your support is profoundly appreciated!”

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Take Stock in Children

Back to School Shopping Drive

Over the last 15 years, Take Stock in Children has sponsored more than 600 deserving students with a $200 gift card to purchase essential back-to-school items. At the end of July, 50 students from 21 middle and high schools throughout Palm Beach County participated in this annual event. During the event, each student is paired with a mentor-shopper. Aimee Lucas and Kris Cohn represented Ibis Charities.

After the event, we received this “thank you” from Take Stock in Children: 
“We are so thankful to the Ibis Charities Foundation for sponsoring five students this year and to Aimee and Kris for joining us. We are also thankful for the Members of the Ibis community who serve as mentors for us. Every student in our program is at or below the poverty level. They are matched with an adult mentor, assigned a College Readiness Coach, and upon high school graduation, they are guaranteed a 2-year Florida Prepaid college scholarship.”

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Sweet Dream Makers

Impact Grant Recipient 2023

Thanks to the continued generosity and compassion of the members of the Club at Ibis we are enhancing the efforts of Sweet Dream Makers. This amazing organization provides beds and bedding to children who have been found sleeping on the floor in homes where the family is struggling financially. Most of these children not only didn’t have a bed but lacked furniture to store their clothes. Ibis Charities fulfilled a wish for Sweet Dream Makers to make it possible for each child now to not only have their own bed, but each will also be given a dresser to store their clothing. Sweet Dream Makers makes a difference in the lives of over 11,000 local children and families.

Founder & Executive Director Suzanne Broad, the 2022 Woman of Accomplishment by Ibis Charities Foundation, has thanked the Foundation for its support:

“Ibis was one of our first supporters and watched Sweet Dream Makers grow to what it today. The people of Ibis Charities are the kindest, most compassionate community.”

Following our initial impact grant supporting 80 beds in early 2023, Sweet Dream Makers thanked Ibis Charities Foundation and said:

Your belief that every child deserves a bed of their own has made a tremendous impact year after year, and your recent grant will have an immediate impact on local children right here in our own neighborhood. Your financial support will help us fulfill our mission to provide new beds and bedding to children who are sleeping on the floor, sharing a bed or sleeping in unsafe and unsanitary conditions … Because of your organization and community members, no child has ever had to wait to receive a bed and lives are being changed literally overnight.