An advantage to living at one of the many wonderful country clubs in Boca Raton is having the opportunity to participate in meaningful charitable events. Boca is filled with philanthropic individuals and organizations that lend a helping hand to the local community and beyond through creative and inspiring events.

Here are just some of the highlights from around town:

For the past several years, St. Andrews Country Club, Addison Reserve Country Club, and The Polo Club have helped Congregation B’nai Israel and Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church during the annual Feed the Hungry Program that provides Thanksgiving dinner to over 4,000 area residents. St. Andrews Country Club has organized donations of thousands of servings of traditional Thanksgiving side dishes for this program by recruiting other area clubs to participate.

St. Andrews Country Club was also part of the 10th Annual Morgan & Friends Fight Cancer Golf Tournament that raised $1,000,622, increasing the ten year total to $6.5 Million. The funds are raised entirely through the generosity of St. Andrews Country Club members and various sponsors of the Morgan Pressel Foundation, and are used to further the fight against breast cancer and save lives through early detection and testing.

Boca West has its own foundation initiated by members that has raised more than $3.2 million dollars for 24 charities since it was created in 2010. Some of the charities include Boys and Girls Clubs of Boca Raton, the Wayne Barton Study Center, Boca Helping Hands, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, KidSafe Foundation, SOS Children’s Villages – Florida, and Jewish Federation Children’s Services. Each year they hold a large charity event, usually a concert, to raise money for the many charities it supports. This year singer Jennifer Hudson will be performing in April.

The Oaks at Boca Raton has also played an important role in supporting charitable events. It recently hosted Touch a Heart Foundation’s annual spa day fundraiser. The Oaks provided staff to work the event and donated $10,000 to the charity to cover many of the costs associated with running it including providing lunch to guests. In addition, a tennis fundraiser took place at the Oaks in which 10 tennis professionals, including Venus Williams, played tennis matches for residents and their guests to enjoy. The event raised $160,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.