Dress Down Friday Charitable Giving Program
Clerk & Comptroller employees are committed to making Palm Beach County a great place to live and work. The Clerk’s office has a proud history of supporting worthy charitable causes that improve the quality of life for those in need.
Program Raises Nearly $700,000 for Local Charities Since 1994
The Clerk & Comptroller's Dress Down Friday Charity program began in 1994. In return for wearing casual attire to work each Friday, employees have the option of donating $2 a week from their paycheck. The contributions are donated to nonprofit organizations selected by the employees. Since its inception, the program has donated nearly $700,000 to local charities.
In 2012, the Dress Down Friday program raised $40,040, which was distributed among two dozen nonprofit organizations.
Charity Recipients 2013
Each year, employees nominate and vote on the charities to receive Dress Down program donations. The following organizations were selected to receive donations in 2013:
Clerk Sharon Bock and charity representatives at the annual donation presentation in 2012.
- The American Heart Association
- Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County
- Connor Moran Children's Cancer Foundation
- Hospice by the Sea
- Kids In Distress
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Palm Beach Area Chapter
- Little Smiles
- The Lord's Place
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
- Paralyzed Veterans Association of Florida
- Peggy Adams Animal Rescue
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure, South Florida Affiliate
Selection of Charities
Clerk & Comptroller employees vote on eligible charity nominations every year. Charities must be 501(c)3 organizations located in and serving Palm Beach County residents. Charities that support or promote political causes, public policy issues, or religious ideas or views are not eligible. Find out more about our Charitable Giving Program.
The next charity selection will be in spring 2014.