Boca Helping Hands cancels Monopoly fundraiser

Boca Helping Hands has cancelled its annual Monopoly Event & Casino Night due to coronavirus. The event was schedule for April 18.

The cancellation comes “in light of the CDC’s recommendation to cancel large in-person events,” according to a news release. The release said that in place of the Monopoly event, Boca Helping Hands “is planning a ‘non-event,’ which will provide an alternative way to support the organization’s operations and mission.” Details of the "non-event " were not yet available.

Boca Helping Hands is making packaged hot meals and pantry bags available to those in need only by pick-up or drive-through, it said. It was also screening potential emergency assistance recipients by phone and email.

“Our community needs your support now more than ever,” Greg Hazel, executive director of Boca Helping Hands, said in the release.  “We are working closely with our community partners, including the United Way of Palm Beach County’s Hunger Task Force, so that we can continue to aid our clients and the community in the midst of the current crisis.”

-Margie Plunkett

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