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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 $840,000 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 $840,000 to local charities.

In 2018, the Dress Down Friday program raised more than $36,178, which was distributed among six nonprofit organizations.

Charity Recipients 2018

Each year, employees nominate and vote on the charities to receive Dress Down program donations. The following organizations were selected to receive donations in 2018: 

  • Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches
  • Little Smiles of Florida
  • Friends of Foster Children of Palm Beach County
  • Alzheimer’s Care Resource
  • The Lord’s Place

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.