12 Oct


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Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast’s most diverse, residential children and families organization, Place of Hope, applauds the recent giveback initiatives of two leading Florida businesses. Both The Family Business Fund (FBF) and Florida Coast Equipment (FCE) recently launched recurring giveback opportunities to sustain Place of Hope’s ongoing operations and further its reach in the community.

Both FBF and FCE Cares are leading the way in Place of Hope’s Business Ambassador Circle program. Valeria and Douglas Muir with FBF have partnered with Place of Hope (POH) through several event sponsorships, marketing initiatives and now seek to donate on a monthly basis by giving back a portion of their proceeds from each loan closing to POH.

With the launch of FCE Cares, Florida Coast Equipment is opening the door for its staff, families, and friends to make a difference in our community by raising both funds and awareness for charitable partnerships such as Place of Hope. FCE Cares says its family values are the driving force behind its passion for Place of Hope’s cause whereas trustworthiness and loyalty are central to its company culture.

“We are amazed by the generosity of FBF and FCE Cares who have made charitable contributions a cornerstone in their business plans,” said Charles L. Bender III, Place of Hope Founding CEO. “It is because of companies like them who have made our mission at Place of Hope possible in our twentieth year of operations. I would like to personally thank the Muir and Bachman families and extend our sincere gratitude for helping us reach 1,000 children, youth, and families yearly and give hope to those in need.”

This September FBF donated over $1,000 to Place of Hope through its inaugural giveback initiative with each loan closing. Muir stated, “When I was younger, I was determined to build a future for my children that was better than my own. I am grateful to be in the position in life where I can give back to the next generation. My company, Family Business Fund, has committed to donating a portion of every funding deal to Place of Hope. I am truly honored to be part of Place of Hope and their mission to help provide stable and loving environments for our youth.”

FCE Cares has pledged a portion of its fourth quarter sales to Place of Hope with a goal totaling $25,000 as the company expands and reaches ten locations championing its product quality. “Florida Coast Equipment believes Place of Hope is changing the lives of children and young adults. We have seen first-hand the positive impact the efforts the POH staff can have setting meaningful foundations to help them on their journey. We are proud to bring awareness, knowledge and support for this meaningful cause,” said Trisha Bachman.

Place of Hope is forever grateful for its partnerships with FBF and FCE Cares as the organization gears up for another twenty years of impact throughout Florida. If you or your business are interested in setting up a fundraiser for POH or joining the Business Ambassador Circle, please email [email protected] for North County and [email protected] for South County.

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