Charity & Grassroots in Stuart

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As its name suggests, Giveback2kids has one concern that takes precedence above all else: children. Serving the Treasure Coast, the newly hatched outreach program collaborates with small businesses and families around the neighborhood in an effort to snuff out local violence. That effort starts with the city's children, for whom Giveback2kids provides opportunities in education, community awareness, and even entertainment?all of which contributes to the organization's ultimate goal of helping youngsters develop not only academically, but socially and physically, as well.

648 Northwest Kilpatrick Avenue
Port St. Lucie,
FL
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Save the Chimps was originally founded by Carole Noon in response to an announcement from the US Air Force that it would no longer be conducting research on chimpanzees. The chimps were subsequently donated to a biomedical laboratory. Save the Chimps sued the Air Force on behalf of the chimps, and after a year of legal battles, gained custody of 21 chimps descended from forebears who had participated in the NASA space research program. Save the Chimps then purchased a 150-acre sanctuary where it built a 3-acre island with hills, shelter, and climbing structures for the chimps.

Today, Save the Chimps maintains a permanent sanctuary for the care of approximately 300 chimpanzees rescued from research laboratories, the entertainment industry, and households where they were kept as pets. The chimps live on a series of 12 interconnecting islands where they can roam freely. Caregivers come in to feed them, engage them in play without physical contact, and clean their living spaces. Because it does not endorse captive breeding, Save the Chimps performs vasectomies and employs female birth control with its animals. It also limits access to the chimps, only allowing visits from the board of directors, people who are working with the chimps, and specially invited members of the public.

16891 Carole Noon Ln.
Fort Pierce,
FL
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Jupiter Boxing Club founder John Daddono has quite the r?sum?. He began his competitive boxing career at age 15 and went on to train champions such as Louie Lomeli, James Flowers, and Olympic bronze medalist Kenny Gould, guiding them to victory with his devastating in-the-ring strategies. He founded and still chairs the International Boxing Organization, which determines boxing-tournament rules. Most recently, he was inducted into Florida's Boxing Hall of Fame. Now, he works with former Olympic coaches, Brazilian jujitsu black belts, and competitive mixed martial artists to bring students a comprehensive fitness experience at Jupiter Boxing Club?named after planet Jupiter's infamous eye, which turned all purple after John punched it.

115 1st St
Jupiter,
FL
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Named in honor of golf-course designer Bruce Borland, who died in a plane accident in 1999, the Borland Center swings open its doors to the community by focusing on family values. Concerts, plays, and recitals are just a few of the events that coax guests into the venue's 10,000 square feet of space, which harbors a 500-seat theater and a multipurpose ballroom that doubles as an indoor practice field for local cribbage teams on rainy days.

4885 PGA Blvd
Palm Beach Gardens,
FL
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Save Million Trees Organization works to reduce waste and protect the environment by helping Americans stop junk mail, and by promoting recycling programs in elementary schools and preschools. Along with donating small, desk-side recycling bins—color-coded to make it easier for young students to recycle—the organization hosts recycling workshops at its partner schools.

P.O. Box 531133
Lake Park,
FL
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Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing them with professional attire to secure and maintain employment, as well as a support network and career-development tools to help them thrive both professionally and personally. Since its founding in 1997, Dress for Success has served more than 650,000 women around the world referred from a diverse group of nonprofit organizations and government agencies, including domestic-violence shelters, immigration services, and job-training programs.

Recognizing that finding employment is only one step in a woman's progress toward economic independence, Dress for Success also supports women through its Professional Women's Group, which helps them transition to the workforce, find mentors, and build thriving careers.

128 S Dixie Hwy
Lake Worth,
FL
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