Making Every Day Count Annual Luncheon and Auction: Supporting Palm Beach County Drug Courts
Making Every Day Count, Inc. will hold its 7th Annual Luncheon & Auction on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at The Country Club at Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens to raise funds so the Palm Beach County Family and Delinquency Courts can give youth and families affected by addiction a second chance. The proceeds from this event support families and/or children who have the desire to complete programs in either the Delinquency Court or Family Drug Court. Making Every Day Count provides support services or financial assistance for rent, utilities, transportation, education, and household items while clients complete the Drug Court Programs.
Family Drug Court works with parent(s) who have had their children removed from their care because of addiction. Delinquency Drug Court works with those under the age of 18 who have come into the system having committed crimes because of addiction. 75% of Drug Court graduates remain arrest free, and the longest Drug Court study to date found reductions in crime last as long as 14 years. By comparison, only 30% of individuals released from prison never reoffend. At the same time, the average annual cost per prisoner in the traditional criminal justice system is $22,650. The average annual cost per Drug Court participant is $6,985.
The Luncheon & Auction is being organized by Chairwoman Erin Armour. Honorary Co-Chairs are Kerryn Cole and Cathie Ryan
Current sponsors and underwriters include: Gehring Group, The GEO Group, Inc., Mary and John Castronuovo, Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, P.A, Rehmann, Martha and David Ahr, Denise and Gary Nagle, Mendelsohn Family Foundation, Cathie and Chris Ryan.
Tickets to the luncheon are $125/ticket. Purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship and donation opportunities online at: www.makingeverydaycountcharity.org/annual-fall-luncheon.