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Clerk Employees Spread Holiday Cheer

Clerk & Comptroller Employees Spread Holiday Cheer with Gifts for Children in Need

Post Date:12/18/2019 12:42 PM

 Left to right: Clerk & Comptroller Sharon R. Bock, Esq., and Shannon R. Chessman, Chief Operating Officer

More than 1,000 gift items donated to children across Palm Beach County

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (Dec. 18, 2019) – More than 250 local children will receive a holiday gift package filled with new shoes, socks, underwear and a toy, all donated by employees with the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County.

The Clerk & Comptroller’s team once again partnered with Back to Basics, a Wellington-based nonprofit, to provide the basic necessities for children in need across our community. Clerk employees donated more than $10,000 in gift items to 256 children participating in the charity’s Angel Program. The children, who are between the ages of 4 and 11, were nominated by school officials and other service agencies.

“We are proud of the partnerships we’ve built with local nonprofits to support charitable programs that improve the lives of those in need,” said Clerk & Comptroller Sharon R. Bock, Esq. “Giving is a part of our culture at the Clerk’s office, and it is an honor to lead a team that is so dedicated to helping others.”

This is the third consecutive year the Clerk & Comptroller has partnered with Back to Basics. Since 2017, Clerk employees have donated $29,000 in gift items through the Angel Program.

In addition to the holiday packages, the Clerk & Comptroller’s team also donated $2,130 to Back to Basics through the office’s Dress Down Program. In exchange for a $10 donation to the nonprofit, employees are able to wear jeans to work on Mondays in December.

To learn more about the Clerk’s charitable giving efforts, please visit

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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.

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