• Oct 20, 2022 at 2:30
  • Location: 11600 Mirasol Way, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
  • Latest Activity: Sep 9

WHAT:

Making Every Day Count, Inc. (MEDC) will hold its 10th Anniversary Luncheon & Auction to raise funds so the Palm Beach County Family and Delinquency Courts can give youth and families affected by addiction a second chance. The event will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 11:30 AM at Mirasol Country Club. 

The event will include a silent auction and raffles, followed by a sit-down luncheon and program featuring inspirational client stories and ways to assist MEDC in serving more children and families in Palm Beach County.

Purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship and donation opportunities online at: www.makingeverydaycountcharity.org/annual-fall-luncheon 

 

WHY:
The proceeds from this event support families and children who have the desire to complete programs in either the Family Treatment Court or Delinquency Court. Making Every Day Count provides support services or financial assistance for rent, utilities, transportation, education, and household items while clients complete the Drug Court Programs. By assisting Drug Court participants with these practical problems, they are able to more easily overcome hindrances and continue on their path to recovery.

​Family Treatment Court works with parent(s) who have had their children removed from their care because of addiction. Delinquency Drug Court works with those under the age of 18 who have come into the system having committed crimes because of addiction. 75% of Drug Court graduates remain arrest free, and the longest Drug Court study to date found reductions in crime last as long as 14 years. By comparison, only 30% of individuals released from prison never reoffend. At the same time, the average annual cost per prisoner in the traditional criminal justice system is $22,650. The average annual cost per Drug Court participant is $6,985. 

Since the last in-person annual luncheon in 2019, Making Every Day Count has added an aftercare program and scholarship for graduates who are qualified to pursue advanced studies. The agency is currently in the process of adding Early Childhood Court to its mission. 

“We are proud of these accomplishments during a time of isolation, and we are particularly proud of all of our community partners, sponsors, and supporters who continue to believe in and further our mission,” stated Martha Ahr, founder of MEDC.

 

WHEN:
Thursday, October 20, 2022
11:30 AM

WHERE:
The Country Club at Mirasol
11600 Mirasol Way, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 

TICKETS:
$125/ticket 
Purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship and donation opportunities online at: www.makingeverydaycountcharity.org/annual-fall-luncheon 

 

CHAIRPERSONS:
Auction Chairpersons: Colleen Sages and Mary Castronuovo
Honorary Luncheon Chairs: Cathie Ryan and Kerryn Cole


SPONSORS:
Marvin P. Verhulst Foundation, Gehring Group, The Geo Group, Inc., David J. Ahr, Esq., Denise and Gary Nagle, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley P.A., Rehmann, Britney and Stuart Hankin, The Palm Beach County Tax Collectors & Employees

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