Clerk's Choir Holds Holiday Concert
Clerk’s Choir Sets Tone for Holidays with Annual Concert
(From left to right): Mr. & Mrs. Claus, Zoe Cappel, Jennifer Cappel, Dakota Cappel, Barbara Abernathy of Pediatric Oncology Support Team, Inc. and Clerk & Comptroller Sharon R. Bock, Esq.
Clerk Bock Celebrates $1 Million in Donations at “Money Drop”
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (Dec. 9, 2019) – Clerk & Comptroller Sharon R. Bock, Esq., celebrated her office’s 25 years of supporting charitable causes in fantastic fashion on Monday – with songs, balloons, confetti and fundraising for the family of a 3-year-old diagnosed with leukemia.
Clerk Bock also distributed more than $40,000 to local nonprofits during the annual Circuit Sound holiday concert and “Money Drop” event, at the Governmental Center in West Palm Beach.
Monday’s event capped a record-breaking milestone for the office. Since 1994, the Clerk & Comptroller’s team has donated an incredible $1 million to more than 100 local nonprofits through the office’s employee-driven Clerks for a Cause charitable giving program.
“Whether we are collecting supplies, volunteering our time, or donating to those in need, our Clerks for our Cause program gives our entire team of employees a way to connect with our community and find a purpose outside of work,” Clerk Bock said. “Their tremendous generosity and spirit of giving makes Palm Beach County a better place to live.”
The Clerk’s charitable giving efforts reach their pinnacle every December, during the famous “Money Drop” concert in the Governmental Center atrium.
At this year’s holiday performance, Clerk Bock and Circuit Sound raised $3,625 for Dakota Cappel, a 3-year-old boy who was diagnosed with leukemia at 16 months old. Dakota’s family is in need of financial help to pay for his rising medical bills and household expenses.
Dakota was nominated for the 2019 “Season to Share” campaign by Pediatric Oncology Support Team Inc., a West Palm Beach-based nonprofit that helps local children and their families fight cancer.
The annual holiday concert was also an opportunity for Clerk Bock to present checks to five local nonprofits, selected by employees to receive funds from the office’s Dress Down Program. The 2019 Dress Down charities, which each received checks for $7,290, are:
• American Cancer Society of Palm Beach County,
• Autism Speaks of Palm Beach County,
• Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County,
• Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County, and
• Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.
Clerk employees voluntarily donate money through payroll deductions as part of the office’s Dress Down Program, which allows team members to wear jeans to work on Fridays and other select days.
The Clerk's employee-led Charitable Giving Committee accepts nominations and employees vote on the charities that receive the donations.
To learn more about the Clerk’s charitable giving efforts, please visit mypalmbeachclerk.com/clerksforacause.
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About the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County
The Florida Constitution established the independent office of the Clerk & Comptroller as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk Sharon Bock is directly elected by and accountable to Palm Beach County residents. In addition to the roles of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Recorder and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk & Comptroller is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor for Palm Beach County.