Mary Alice Fortin Foundation Gives Five Families Christmas in July
The Mary Alice Fortin Foundation has generously given five families a very happy Christmas in July. The Foundation donated $5,000 (for a grand total of $25,000) to five families in need from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.
Families from the Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club in West Palm Beach, the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club in Wellington, the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club in Delray Beach, the Max Fisher Boys & Girls Club in Riviera Beach, and Florence De George Boys & Girls Club in West Palm Beach, all received a check that will be put to great use.
Each family nominated has one or more children in the local Clubs. Monies donated can go to necessary school supplies, college tuition, housing and transportation needs, and clothing.
One mother said this, “I am deeply touched and moved by this generosity from the Mary Alice Fortin Foundation. This money could not have come at a better time. With our car requiring repairs and the beginning of school at my heels, I plan to purchase all my daughter’s supplies and uniforms, as well as fix our vehicle. As I aspire to be on the giving end someday, I receive this generous token with a grateful and hopeful, faithful spirit. Thank you.”
The Mary Alice Fortin Foundation is based in Palm Beach. This private Foundation has supported many children’s causes, education, and other projects in Palm Beach, including the restoration and renovation of Sea Gull Cottage, the oldest house in Palm Beach. Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Corporate Board Member Danielle Hickox Moore is the granddaughter of the late Mary Alice Fortin, for whom the foundation is named.