Boca Briefs

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Junior League sends diapers to Puerto Rico

The Junior League of Boca Raton filled a third airplane with donated diapers and food bound for Puerto Rico.

Partnering with Puerto Rico Relief Flight, JLBR was able to send 3,720 diapers, 2,006 baby wipes, 105 cans of sunscreen and 582 pounds of food to the island to benefit victims of Hurricane Maria.

This recent donation is in addition to the approximately 3,000 adult diapers, 172,800 baby wipes, and 32,000 baby diapers JLBR sent previously on a private plane coordinated with assistance from the Junior League of the Palm Beaches, and a Goodwill cargo plane arranged by The United Way.

The JLBR Diaper Bank distributes approximately 140,000 diapers every other month to local nonprofit agencies, and diapers well over 800 babies per month.

In addition to sending aid to Puerto Rico, the JLBR Diaper Bank also provided 2,000 diapers to the Florida Keys and members delivered 1,000 diapers to Belle Glades in northern Palm Beach County. Families in both areas were hit particularly hard with hurricane expenses in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

For more information on the JLBR Diaper Bank including how to host a diaper drive please visit https://www.jlbr.org/impact/community-diaper-bank/

The Soap Myth heads to Boca

Seven time Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner and three time Emmy Award and Tony Award-nominee Kate Burton will star in a two-week East Coast tour of concert readings of Jeff Cohen’s play The Soap Myth.

The readings, which will be directed by Pam Berlin and will also feature Ned Eisenberg & Blair Baker, will serve as a tribute to International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The tour heads to the The Adolph and Rose Levis JCC, Zinman Hall, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd. on Jan. 23.

Visit levisjcc.org for more information and ticket prices.