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Community Outreach

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 more than $750,000 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 more than $750,000 to local charities.

In 2015, the Dress Down Friday program raised $40,791, which was distributed among twelve nonprofit organizations.

Charity Recipients 2015

Each year, employees nominate and vote on the charities to receive Dress Down program donations. The following organizations were selected to receive donations in 2015: 

Dress Down Recipients 2013

Clerk Sharon Bock and charity representatives at the annual donation presentation in 2013.

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.
  • Autism Speaks
  • Big Dog Ranch Rescue
  • Camp Boggy Creek
  • Dress for Success West Palm Beach
  • Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization
  • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies
  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County Inc.
  • Sari Ascher Center for Integrative Cancer Care
  • Vita Nova

Selection of Charities

Clerk & Comptroller employees nominate and vote on eligible charities 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.