We are registered as a business partner with the Palm Beach County School Board.
Ta Ta for Now’s programming reach includes low- and very-low-income female youth who live in marginalized communities of Palm Beach County, the majority of which are Latinx and Black. Due in large part to systemic inequality, there are many families in crisis in large poverty-stricken swaths of South Florida.
The majority of youth in our program attend public schools in the Palm Beach County School District, which educates 190,567 students. In 2019, the District identified 4,405 students as homeless.
In FY22, the District’s McKinney-Vento program served 1,854 homeless students enrolled in middle and high school.
In 2023, homelessness in Palm Beach County increased by 75%. Youth homelessness increased by 9%.
As a partner in education with the School District of Palm Beach County, we are helping prepare today's students to become tomorrow's responsible, accomplished, and self-confident leaders.
"It was perfect timing! And every single bra and pair of underwear from that first donation was delivered to a girl in need.
We processed and delivered your most recent donation earlier this week and they're super excited to start handing out this batch of undergarments.
All of our families have been so grateful! Your work is going a long way. Thanks for all you and Holly are doing."
Sarah Roulette -- Communications Coordinator, Adopt-a-Family of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
"Do what you can, with what you've got, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt
We are doing all we can to improve the lives of foster children. Partner organizations include The Hands and Feet.
Another impact on tweens and teens girls not often discussed is how they cope with their periods. Challenges managing menstruation can also hinder education. In the US, the few studies exploring the menstrual management needs have primarily focused on access to menstrual products. Logically, if there is a difficulty procuring tampons and pads, then there is also the challenge of keeping underwear clean. Teens, especially, must also manage irregular and unexpected periods.
A related set of challenges centered around staying clean, includes being able to launder underwear. Obviously, monthly menstrual management is a problem unique to females, leading to an increased need for laundering due to menstrual leaks and stains, and general increased hygiene needs.
Period poverty is a global issue, and here in Palm Beach County we have a large population that cannot afford period supplies.
We have formed a partnership with the Junior League of the Palm Beaches and distribute donated pads and panty liners to help young women in need.
A “one and done” philosophy or a tax-free holiday will not work when children need support the entire school year.
The issue is not remedied with a quick visit to a local charity either, as bras and underwear are rarely donated to local charities, which makes it extremely hard to find bras that fit.
Ta Ta For Now
CORPORATE ADDRESS: 1095 Military Trail, Unit 2234, Jupiter, FL 33468
Ta Ta for Now is a registered non-profit, public charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Federal ID: 372030714