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The Hands and Feet is deeply grateful and humbled to be recognized for our efforts in serving the most vulnerable populations in South Florida.


Florida's Heroes

The Hands and Feet founder Bailey Hughes (pictured left with husband Josh) was recognized as one of Florida's Heroes during the second annual ceremony, hosted by Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis.

Bailey was among 75 honorees chosen for dedicating themselves to helping others overcome adversity through nonprofit efforts, adoption and foster care, careers in education, and advocacy.

Sharon D’Eusanio Award

The Coalition for Independent Living Options (CILO) recently honored co-founders Bailey Hughes and Makayla Doolin with the Sharon D'Eusanio Award in recognition of their passion for helping those who have become a part of the Child Welfare System, and easing the burden of families who step up to care for vulnerable and hurting child survivors who have been impacted by trauma.


PBA Alumna of the Year

The Hands and Feet founder, Bailey Hughes, was selected as 2023 Alumna of the Year by Palm Beach Atlantic University. She was presented the award by University President, Dr. Debra Schwinn during the annual Homecoming & Family Weekend Chapel service. Bailey was given a platform to share about her experience as a student at PBA and how it impacted her later steps into the foster care system and creating The Hands and Feet.

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