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Local Catholic Charities awarded $75,000 to support senior volunteer service

PALM BEACH GARDENS - Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach received, Jan. 20 an AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP grant of $75,000 from the AmeriCorps federal agency. This grant will support 75 RSVP volunteers serving in Palm Beach County and will expand Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach in its five-county area.

“At Catholic Charities, volunteers are essential to the work we do. We are thrilled to partner with AmeriCorps to expand our volunteer services, as well as partner with other nonprofits to increase our reach of services to help the most vulnerable in our community,” said Francisco Chevere, CEO and executive director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach.

With this new funding, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach will leverage the skills and experience of seniors in Palm Beach County to increase economic opportunities to those in need by helping them find employment, housing and become financially literate. The Americorps Seniors volunteers will be conducting sessions on topics such as job readiness, resume writing, interview skills, financial literacy and fraud prevention. Volunteers will also be placed at partner agencies, including Dress for Success, Family Promise, Salvation Army and The Lord’s Place to reach as many people as possible.

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