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.
On Monday, January 19, 2015, Branches will celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a day of community service. Branches staff, its team of AmeriCorps members and almost 300 volunteers will spend the day beautifying Florida City and South Miami through several painting, planting and other service projects.
On November 27th, 2014, Thanksgiving morning, Branches delivered over 6,100 hot meals to needy individuals and families from 8 different sites throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. This is the largest meal delivery effort in Florida on Thanksgiving Day.
The children of Branches now have a new opportunity to get the balanced and active play they need. An empty lot at the Trish and Dan Bell Family Branches Center – Lakeview Campus was transformed into a kid-designed playspace in less than eight hours with the help of 150+ volunteers from Branches.
Branches celebrated its 11th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans benefit dinner and auction on Friday, April 4th, 2014 at the Trump National Doral in the beautiful Legends Ballroom. Over 300 guests attended and helped to raise over $170,000 for Branches’ programs providing services to low-income children, youth and families.
The Miami HEAT unveiled its 13th Miami HEAT Learn & Play Center today at Branches located at 11500 N.W. 12th Avenue in Miami. 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. At the press conference, the name of the Branches site in North Miami was unveiled as the Trish and Dan Bell Family Branches Center – Lakeview Campus.
Previously Anonymous $7-Million Donor is Disclosed
Name of Facility to Become Trish and Dan Bell Family Branches Center