The Town of Palm Beach United Way thanks its donors and supporters for making the 7th Annual Boxed for Success School Supply Drive a huge success!
In total, the drive collected more than 56,500 individual items, including 15,105 sheets of paper, 4,924 crayons, 2,988 pencils,
1,406 colored pencils, 854 erasers, 409 markers, 387 glue sticks, 157 notebooks, 98 scissors, 73 backpacks and so much more.
The drive also received $4,140 in cash donations. All supplies and donations were distributed evenly
to three Title 1 elementary schools in Palm Beach County: Berkshire, Forest Hill and Wynnebrook.
The Boxed for Success School Supply Drive is organized by the Town of Palm Beach United Way's Youth United Committee, made up of local middle and high school students.
For the second consecutive year the Youth United Committee was chaired by Mercedes Cassidy and Lily Guari.
The following individuals won prizes as part of the drive's box decorating contest.
Best Overall - Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians & Jews
Best Theme - Lalya and Dylan Greenway
Most Creative - Mickie Agnello
Most Colorful - Mickie Agnello
We also thank the Palm Beach Daily News and Palm Beach Fire-Rescue for supporting the drive and serving as drop-off locations.