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The Great Give


Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties is a 24-hour online giving event led by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach County, United Way of Palm Beach County and United Way of Martin County designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in a single day. This community-wide event celebrates the spirit of giving and the collective effort it takes to strengthen our community by raising critical funds for local nonprofits.

Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties is part of the largest online giving event in history. We are joining more than 100 community foundations across the country in partnership with Give Local America to raise millions of dollars for the greater good – all on a single day. Last year’s event raised more than $53 million nationally, and we’re planning to make an even greater impact this year!

Every local gift will be multiplied with additional dollars from a bonus pool raised by the Community Foundation. Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties will make every hour May 5-6 meaningful by providing this unique opportunity for our community to raise significant funds that will make a direct, positive impact on the lives of our neediest residents. Cash prizes will be awarded to participating nonprofit organizations throughout the day will keep things fast-paced and exciting! 




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Promoting local, sustainable business

The mission of Localecopia is to support the local economy, to capitalize on group synergies, promote environmental awareness, initiate sustainable practices, lessen our carbon footprint and to create a new business model that will continue to grow into other local communities.

The Localecopia Focus:

Local Product Consumption

Education & Research

Conservation & Sustainability

Eliminating The Disconnect Between Producer And User

Renewable Energy Communication

Bringing Together Individual Initiatives Marketing

"Branding", The Localecopia Concept

Creating A New Way Of Doing Business

2009 Culinary Academy Award Winner - Sustainability on the Florida Scene (Cordon d'Or - Gold Ribbon and the Florida - America's Culinary Paradise Academy Awards Program)


Farmer Testimonials

"As a farmer, I am pleased to have this new opportunity to communicate with chefs and other agricultural producers. The knowledge gained from participating in this organization will help us to plan our crops so that we can do a better job of supplying local restaurants with the produce that they want".

Nancy Roe, Green Cay Produce/Farming Systems Research, Boynton Beach






“This type of alliance is a win- win situation for everyone concerned: the agricultural community, the citizens, the consumer, and the environment. We need to look for innovative ways to provide safe and affordable food and be sustainable. We need our Hospitality businesses to utilize local products, contribute to the local economy and embrace sustainability concepts.� Joan Dusky - Associate Dean for Extension - Agricultural Program Leader - University of Florida


“One of the goals at The Breakers is to be a leader in sustainable environmental practices. Procuring food and other products locally
is critical to helping run a sustainable business. Buying local not only reduces greenhouse gas emissions created from procuring items
from national and international sources but gives us fresher, more nutritious and even safer products. I believe Localecopia is the
logical solution to make local sustainable product procurement viable. Localecopia also provides a network to enable our community
to develop meaningful sustainability programs. I think this is a model for any community to develop the changes critically needed be
better caretakers of our environment.� — Rick Hawkins - Director of Materials Management - The Breakers Palm Beach.







University of Florida (IFAS)


Here are just some of the local products available:

Vine-Ripened Tomatoes
Heirloom Tomatoes
Green Beans
Chinese Vegetables
Assorted Lettuces
Assorted Herbs
Micro Lettuces
Micro Herbs
Edible Flowers
Non-Edible (Decorative) Flowers