Branches’ Back to School Bash

Branches 4th Annual Back to School Bash – CANCELED for 2020

Branches is extremely disappointed to share that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have been forced to cancel our Back to School Bash.

Yet YOU can still support our Back to School efforts! It may be summer break, but Branches students already need help preparing for the new school year. Regardless if school is virtual or part-time, our kids need supplies to complete homework and projects.

If you or your organization would like to donate school supplies and backpacks, or organize a supply drive, please contact Renee Johnson at or (305) 442-8306 x1010.
You may also ship supplies directly to Branches via our
School Supplies Amazon Wishlist!


On August 8, 2019, over 100 guests attended Branches’ 3rd Annual Back to School Bash and mixed, mingled and enjoyed drinks and delicious appetizers at the University of Miami’s Newman Alumni Center in Coral Gables. A special thank you to Simply Healthcare, TeamFootWorks, Alan Goldfarb P.A., Plaza Construction, Kathy & Scott Howard and Missy & Jim Morgan for their generous support of this event and of course our incredible restaurant partners for bringing such yummy treats for our guests: California Pizza Kitchen, Misha’s Cupcakes, Pisco y Nazca, Vicky’s Bakery, Season’s 52, DBakers Miami, Xio’s Catering and Titanic Brewery. Thank you as well to BB&T for donating waters.

In addition, Branches announced its 2019 Herbert C. Parlato Volunteer Award that evening, honoring Mrs. Dreena Robinson who has volunteered with Branches Florida City for over 20 years, helping tutor our students, organizing special events for the children and youth and so much more. Thank you Dreena for all you have done and do for Branches and the families we serve!

We are also so grateful for the wonderful support from the dozens of partners who are helping us make sure all our kids go back to school with the proper supplies and tools they need especially Alma Advertising, BB Americas, Carnival Cruise Lines and the Templeton Family.

Enjoy the fun photos from the 2019 Bash by Arman Photography here!


Sponsorship Opportunities: Click here for more details.

To organize a Back to School Supply Drive, please click here.

For any questions, please contact Renee Johnson at or
305-442-8306 x1010