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2017 Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction

Ticket Price: $200 per person. Individual Table Supporter: $2,000 per table of ten. Corporate Tables start at $3,000 and up. Please click here for Sponsorship Details! To 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 click […]


Martin Luther King, Jr. National Service Day Celebrations

Branches once again celebrated and honored Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 16th, 2017 through a day of community service in Florida City and South Miami. Branches Florida City’s staff, AmeriCorps members and volunteers spent the day beautifying South Dade through several painting, planting and renovation projects.  Branches Florida City celebrated its 7th Annual “Florida City, Love Yourself” on […]


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 2016, more than 1,000 volunteers came together at eight sites to cook, package and deliver 5,185 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 […]


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 […]