On Wednesday, September 21st, the co–CEOs of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. (“Sun Capital Partners”), Marc Leder and Rodger Krouse, and senior management from Sun Capital Partners presented a check for $50,000 to Boca Helping Hands. This is the second major donation that Sun Capital Partners has made to support Boca Helping Hands’ efforts to fight hunger and poverty in South Florida, bringing their total two–year contribution to $150,000. The check presentation took place at 11:45 A.M., during the daily lunch service. In addition to 100+ guests enjoying lunch, representatives from the Boca Helping Hands Board of Directors, staff and volunteers from Boca Helping Hands were in attendance. In the last year, Boca Helping Hands has increased the number of hot meals served each month from 2,200 to nearly 4,000, while increasing the number of pantry bags distributed each month from 500 to 1,700.
Boca Helping Hands Executive Director James S. Gavrilos comments: “Our collaboration with Sun Capital Partners is a model for all interaction between the corporate and non–profit worlds. Their commitment to ease poverty and hunger in our community is inspiring. Not only has Sun Capital committed its corporate resources…but their employees have organized food drives and volunteered their time at Boca Helping Hands, working in the soup kitchen or filling up pantry bags in the warehouse. This type of corporate responsibility is exactly what America needs during these trying times.”
Sun Capital Partners, Inc. is a leading private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market–leading companies that can benefit from its in–house operating professionals and experience. Sun Capital affiliates have invested in more than 270 companies worldwide with combined sales in excess of $40 billion since Sun Capital’s inception in 1995. Sun Capital has offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles, and New York, as well as affiliates with offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Shanghai and Shenzhen.
Gavrilos adds: “It is so important for our daily lunch guests to witness these presentations. They need to know that they are not alone. Our guests have an opportunity to show their appreciation for those who give Boca Helping Hands the resources to provide those meals and pantry bags. It is a powerful moment when those struggling come together with those trying to help. Our message is simple: Together, we can and will get through these trying times.”