Our Events


Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Program

When Branches began its Thanksgiving Meal Delivery program in 2001, Branches and a few dozen volunteers delivered over 600 meals. In 2017, more than 700 volunteers came together at six sites to cook, package and deliver over 4,800 meals to individuals and families in need. Most importantly, each delivery included a large tri-lingual pamphlet which included information about available programs at Branches and other […]

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Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction

2018 Information: Ticket Price: $300 per person. Tables start at $3,000 and up. Click here for Sponsorship Details. To already purchase your Benefit Dinner ticket or sign up to be a sponsor, please click here. To reserve your sleeping room at the JW Marriott Marquis at a group rate, please stay tuned. If you would like […]


Martin Luther King, Jr. National Service Day Celebrations

Branches will once again celebrate and honor Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 15th, 2018 through a day of community service in Florida City and South Miami. Branches Florida City’s staff, AmeriCorps members and volunteers will spend the day beautifying South Dade through several painting, planting and renovation projects.  Branches Florida City will celebrate its 8th Annual “Florida City, Love […]


Branches’ Back to School Bash!

Thank you to everyone who helped send each Branches student back to school, ready to learn! Over 100 guests attended Branches’ 1st Annual Back to School Bash and mixed, mingled and enjoyed drinks and delicious appetizers. A special thank you to TeamFootWorks and Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust for their great support of this event and of […]


Aramark’s Annual ABC Volunteer Day – Building Community

On September 20, 2016, employees from all over South Florida came together to celebrate their annual Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day) and gathered together in South Dade to beautify the Trish and Dan Bell Family Branches Center – Florida City Campus. ABC Day is Aramark’s global day of service. In communities around the world, thousands […]


KaBOOM Playground Build Day

Thank you to the 150+ volunteers who helped to build a brand-new KaBOOM Playground on Friday, September 19th, 2014! Thanks to the generous sponsor, The Walt Disney Company/ESPN, the children and youth at the Trish and Dan Bell Family Branches Center – Lakeview Campus can now enjoy a safe, fun and unique play space for many years to come. A […]


Branches Selected as Miami HEAT Learn & Play Center

On March 11, 2014, the Miami HEAT unveiled its 13th Miami HEAT Learn & Play Center at Branches Lakeview. HEAT players Michael Beasley and Greg Oden led a host of dignitaries alongside presenting sponsor and longtime HEAT community partner Florida Blue to unveil the newly renovated reading room and computer lab. The space was transformed and […]