Local 10 News and companies across South Florida raised thousands of books for children in need, and on Wednesday, July 20th, anchor Neki Mohan dropped off some of the books collected from the Big Book Drive at Branches, Inc.
On Friday, May 6th, Branches, Inc., a local non-profit, celebrated its 13th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans benefit dinner and auction at the JW Marriott Marquis. Over 400 guests attended and helped raise over $275,000 for Branches’ programs which focus on long-term success and life-changing opportunities for low-income children, youth and families.
On Monday, January 18, 2016, Branches will celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a day of community service. Branches staff, its team of AmeriCorps members and over 250 volunteers will spend the day beautifying Florida City and South Miami through several painting, planting and other service projects.
Branches, Inc. has been partnering with the Ocean Reef Community Foundation for over 7 years, and has received more than $290,000 in grant funding to support their work. Most recently, Branches, Inc. was awarded a grant by the Foundation of $50,150 to support both its Grow & Climb children and youth program, as well as its Achieve financial stability program.
Branches, Inc. announced that it has been named a recipient of the Bank of America Neighborhood Builder Award for 2015. One of only two grant awardees in Miami, Branches will receive $200,000 in operating support over two years, part of an approximately $1.7 million collective investment that Bank of America is making this year to more than 50 nonprofits in the area.
On November 26th, 2015, Thanksgiving morning, Branches delivered over 6,100 hot meals to needy individuals and families from 9 different sites throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
On Saturday, May 23, 2015, over 100 volunteers are coming together to build a new playground for Branches Florida City exactly five years to the day after the disastrous fire destroyed the former play space in 2010.
Branches celebrated its 12th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans benefit dinner and auction on Friday, May 1st, 2015 at the Trump National Doral in the beautiful Donald J. Trump Ballroom. Over 400 guests attended and helped to raise over $350,000 for Branches’ programs which provide services and life-changing opportunities to low-income children, youth and families focused on long-term success.
On Saturday, February 28, 2015, Branches South Miami hosted the 2nd Annual MLK Remix at the Bethel-Gibson Community Center which featured the South Miami MLK Unity Parade in the morning followed by a free outdoor festival designed to promote peace and understanding in our community through education and the arts.
Branches will celebrate the official grand opening of the new Trish and Dan Bell Family Branches Center-Florida City Campus facility on Thursday, January 22, located at 129 SW 5th Avenue, Florida City 33034. The Open House will take place from 12pm to 6pm, with a formal program beginning at 3:30pm.