By Amy Woods
Boca Raton resident Steven Bernstein has made a $1 million gift to “Keeping the Promise — The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital.”
Bernstein’s contribution emanates from the Bernstein Family Foundation, which he runs with his daughter, Abby Rose Bernstein Henderson, and brings the total funds raised through the initiative to more than $215 million.
“We are delighted to welcome Steven Bernstein and the Bernstein Family Foundation to our treasured group of Keeping the Promise donors,” hospital CEO Lincoln Mendez said. “This is the Bernstein Family Foundation’s first gift to Boca Regional, and we are eternally grateful it comes in the midst of our largest ever capital campaign and the most significant campus initiative in our history.”
The ambulance entrance to the emergency room will be named in the foundation’s honor.
“The Bernstein Family Foundation prides itself on supporting local charities and is excited to help fund the expansion of Boca Raton Regional Hospital,” Bernstein said. “We believe the hospital upgrades will enhance the quality of medical services provided to our community.”
For more information, call 561-955-4142 or visit https://donate.brrh.com.
Dream Makers milestone: 10,000 beds provided
In five years of serving Palm Beach and Broward counties, the nonprofit Sweet Dream Makers has now distributed more than 10,000 beds at no cost to families in need.
The bed sets each include a new mattress, mattress protector, box spring, bed frame, bedding, comforter and fresh pillows. As a result, nearly 5,000 recipient families are better rested and more prepared to face the day.
“Families experience bedlessness for a variety of reasons, and each family has their own story,” says a news release from the group. “Some of these causes include co-sleeping, housing placement after being homeless, sleeping on an air mattress or blanket, surviving domestic abuse, mold or unsanitary conditions, eviction, cribs needed for a baby due soon or the economic strain of buying new beds.”
For more information, call 561-571-7363 or visit https://sweetdreammakers.org.
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