The Beginning of The Bill Tome Foundation for Kids & Families
The Foundation was formed in 2013 to serve the youth populations in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach. In 2016, the Foundation applied for and was granted 501 (c)(3) status by the IRS. The grassroots effort began as a natural response to fulfill the needs of less fortunate kids that the founders came into contact with every day through the course of their careers. The idea of finding a way to connect those people in our communities who seek to give of their time and treasures with the members of the same communities who can so greatly benefit from that assistance, inspired the Tome family to form a non-profit charity. As a community minded police officer himself, Bill plans to engage other officers with a local resource when circumstances arise in which a family may need assistance. By providing opportunities that many inner city youth do not experience, the goal is that they will gain confidence and a belief that they can and will have a successful future. With the aid of grants and donations, the foundation seeks to increase the numbers of children and families served each year.