Branches’ Back to School Bash – August 5, 2021

Branches’ Back to School Bash was back with a bang!! The event was a huge success and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who attended and helped send our students back to school ready and well-equipped.
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On August 5th, 2021, dozens of guests attended Branches’ 5th Annual Back to School Bash and mixed, mingled and enjoyed drinks and delicious appetizers at Elks Lodge in South Miami, the current temporary home of Branches South Miami. The  Bash was made possible thanks to our “Best in Class” Sponsors Aetna and South Miami Hospital, “Gold Star” Sponsors Bilzin Sumberg and Kathy & Scott Howard, Best Friend Sponsors Alan Goldfarb P.A., BB Americas, FPL, HSBC, Team FootWorks, Missy & Jim Morgan and Nancy T. Hector, as well as “Apple” Sponsors Karen & Brent McLaughlin and Isabelle & Russell Pike. Also, a huge thank you to our incredible restaurant partners for providing yummy treats for our guests: Bulla Gastrobar, Heaven on Earth, Mishas Cupcakes, Miami Island Grill, Pisco y Nazca and Sushi Maki.

In addition, Branches announced its 2021 Herbert C. Parlato Volunteer Award that evening, honoring corporate partner Viventa who has volunteered with Branches for several years, supporting VITA free tax prep, Back to School, Thanksgiving Client Call Day and more. Thank you to the entire Viventa team 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 Agency, BB Americas, Bilzin Sumberg, HSBC, Invitation Homes, Plaza Construction, University of Miami’s School of Nursing, and the Templeton Family.

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