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Community Outreach

Dress Down Friday Charitable Giving Program

Clerk & Comptroller employees are committed to making Palm Beach County a great place to live and work. The Clerk’s office has a proud history of supporting worthy charitable causes that improve the quality of life for those in need.

Program Raises more than $840,000 for Local Charities Since 1994

The Clerk & Comptroller's Dress Down Friday Charity program began in 1994. In return for wearing casual attire to work each Friday, employees have the option of donating $2 a week from their paycheck. The contributions are donated to nonprofit organizations selected by the employees. Since its inception, the program has donated more than $840,000 to local charities.

In 2017, the Dress Down Friday program raised more than $39,000, which was distributed among five nonprofit organizations.

Charity Recipients 2017

Each year, employees nominate and vote on the charities to receive Dress Down program donations. The following organizations were selected to receive donations in 2017: 

Dress Down Charities 2017

Clerk Sharon Bock and charity representatives at the annual donation presentation in 2017.

  • Above and Beyond Care, Inc.
  • Adopt-a-Family
  • Autism Speaks
  • Big Dog Ranch Rescue
  • Stand Down House

Selection of Charities

Clerk & Comptroller employees nominate and vote on eligible charities every year. Charities must be 501(c)3 organizations located in and serving Palm Beach County residents. Charities that support or promote political causes, public policy issues, or religious ideas or views are not eligible. Find out more about our Charitable Giving Program.