Kathy Derringer Receives Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County Community Impact Award

In the decades during which Kathy Derringer has been lending her expertise to Helping People Succeed and the Treasure Coast as an advocate for families with young children, she’s garnered a number of important awards and commendations.

Derringer's division at Helping People Succeed includes Healthy Families – offering expectant parents or families with newborns parenting education and support through voluntary participation in personalized home visits and Baby Steps – offering a variety of services to children and families including a personal home visit to new parents, instruction on infant massage and baby calming techniques, socialization skills for infants and toddlers, and behavioral support services for families of two to five year olds, and more.

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Helping People Succeed Hosts Annual Meeting and Elects New Officers

Helping People Succeed recently held its Annual Meeting (Zoom-style, of course) and formulated an agenda for the 2020-21 year that will allow it to continue serving the community as effectively as it has for more than 56 years.

New Operating and Foundation boards were named and two new board members were introduced.

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Helping People Succeed Announces Matching Gift Campaign

"Our clients need our services more than ever... and we need a permanent home more than ever", said Suzy Hutcheson, President and CEO of Helping People Succeed, as she announced the kickoff of the nonprofit's Matching Gift Campaign that will make possible the timely purchase of their current headquarters in Jensen Beach.

Says Glenna Parris, Gift Planning Officer at Helping People Succeed, "Our current home is a great fit for our programs and operating needs. To purchase the building outright will reduce our operating expenses dramatically and ensure our ability to deliver critical programs now and in the future. We are so close to realizing a long-held dream.”

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July Deadline Set for Area Artists Participating in Helping People Succeed’s Calendar Project

Artists from Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties are invited to submit artwork for Helping People Succeed’s annual Art for Living Calendar, now in its 22nd year and featuring the area’s outstanding arts community.

The Call for Artists spells out the guidelines and requirements for the painting submissions, applications and other requirements for the 13-month calendar. Each month’s page will include a selected painting, background on the artist and a photo of each artist, plus a page sponsor from area businesses.

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Pinot & Picasso Helping People Succeed Unveils the 2020 Art for Living Calendar

Helping People Succeed’s Pinot & Picasso, An Evening of Fine Wine and Art, unveiled the 2020 Art for Living Calendar at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club on November 23.

Calendar artists displayed their calendar art pieces, in addition to several other paintings for purchase during this popular event. On hand to meet guests and display their art were Stacy Ranieri, Ginny Jones, Marian Vitale, Diane Raymond, Maria McCadden, Laura DeBerard, Dan Mackin, Sue Ann Mosley, Susan Roberts, Julia Kelly, Pam Patterson and Leah Krumme’.

After cocktails and the silent auction guests were seated in a formal setting for a delectable plated dinner served with wine pairings. Sponsors were recognized as well as the host of the event, Bill Lichtenberger. It was announced that the Reception Area at the new Helping People Succeed’s office will be named in Bill’s honor. CEO Suzy Hutcheson stated “Bill’s philanthropic spirit has made a direct impact on those we serve. The children, families and adults will continue to thrive because of his support… today and tomorrow.”

Major sponsors included: Bill Lichtenberger – the host, Bill and Audrey Crandall, Bob and Jan Crandall, Mary Kay Buckridge, EW Consultants, Inc., Jim and Jayne Mondello, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, Ross Mixing, Sandhill Cove Retirement Living, NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating, Stuart Business Systems, All Creatures Animal Hospital, Water Pointe Realty, Mark Brechbill, CPA, Green Design Construction and Development, John and Dot Coblentz, John and Linda Loewenberg, Bart and Ginny Luther – the Bart Blue Star Foundation, Richard and Robyn Price – Corporate Furniture Options, Barbara Taylor, VITAS Healthcare and Dave’s Plumbing.

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Helping People Succeed’s 2020 Art for Living Calendars available in Martin and St. Lucie businesses!

It’s that time of year when Helping People Succeed distributes its popular Art for Living Calendars, available for residents and guests at local business outlets, including Barnes & Noble Book Store in Jensen Beach. Looking for that perfect gift? Helping People Succeed's 2020 Art for Living Calendar reflects the beauty we have right here on the Treasure Coast! Each month is represented by one of our talented local artists. The calendars sell for only $20.00 each.

The featured calendar artists will be on hand for the calendar signing at Barnes & Noble between 1 and 3 pm on Saturday, December 7 in Jensen Beach. Present will be: Stacy Ranieri, Ginny Jones, Marian Vitale, Diane Raymond, Maria McCadden, Laura DeBerard, Dan Mackin, Sue Ann Mosley, Susan Roberts, Julia Kelly, Pam Patterson, and Leah Krumme.

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Florida Department of Health Provides Hepatitis A Vaccine Outreach to Helping People Succeed

The declaration is heard loud and clear that residents of the Treasure Coast should get the Hepatitis A vaccine in order to be protected from this contagious virus. The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in Martin County has confirmed that we are experiencing an outbreak here as well as many other communities across Florida, and in many other states.

Our Department of Health has gone to great lengths to make the vaccine accessible to all residents. Recently they provided vaccines at the United Way Community Conversations meeting, and from there offered to bring the vaccine to other locations. Helping People Succeed took them up on the offer to schedule a vaccination day for employees and customers, which took place this week.

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Helping People Succeed holds their 2019 Annual Meeting

Some nonprofits hold annual meetings that are strictly businesslike: review the past year, discuss goals for the future, swear in new board members and disperse.

At Helping People Succeed, they do things a little differently. The usual components are there, but the abundance of admiration, gratitude and respect that infuses every aspect of the meeting sets a wonderful tone.

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Helping People Succeed’s White Shirt Night Event Honors Our Veterans

It wouldn’t be June without that perennial favorite, White Shirt Night, the colorful and joyful fundraiser that benefits Helping People Succeed.

For the past 10 years, Taste Casual Dining in Hobe Sound has welcomed some of the Treasure Coast’s premier artists to an evening in which they paint original expressions of their art on white shirts, napkins, tote bags and caps in either patriotic red, white and blue or more tropical colors.

This year’s talented and award-winning artists – who donated their time and talent – were Laura DeBerard, Sharon Ferina, James Hook, Carol Ann Hughes, Ginny Jones, Danielle Keller, Leah Krumme’, Dan Mackin, Pamela Patterson, Kathy Pitts, Susan Roberts, Sue Ann Mosley Saleeby and Theresa Krueger Woleslagle.

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Helping People Succeed transforms lives by realizing potential, creating hope and building futures through education, counseling, training and employment.

Our passion is building successful families and futures–one life at a time!

Helping People Succeed
1601 NE Braille Pl
Jensen Beach, FL 34957

Tel: 772.320.0770
Web: www.hpsfl.org
Email: gparris@hpsfl.org


Healthy Families Florida
Healthy Families America
Ounce of Prevention Fund
 Florida Department of Children and Families
Agency for Persons With Disabilities
United Way of Martin County
United Way of St. Lucie County
United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee
Cleveland Clinic Martin Health
 Children's Services Council Martin County
Children's Services Council St. Lucie County
Children's Services Council of Okeechobee County
Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network
Florida Department of Education Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
The Community Foundation Martin - St. Lucie
Florida Department of Transportation
Florida KidCare
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
*The Florida Department of Children and Families. Partially funded by the Martin County School District.

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