On November 28th, 2019, Thanksgiving morning, Branches plans to cook, package and deliver nearly 5,000 hot meals to needy individuals and families from 9 different sites throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. This is the largest meal delivery effort in Florida on Thanksgiving Day. Over 800 volunteers give of their time on Thanksgiving morning by putting together individual meals via assembly lines and passing them off to volunteer drivers who deliver them.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is a national initiative to offer accurate, secure, and free tax help, to lower income households. Branches has once again been chosen by the IRS to lead VITA for the 2020 tax season in Miami-Dade County. The Miami-Dade VITA coalition known as Miami Tax Pros, is group of 23 local organizations that operates over 50 free tax preparation sites offering services from North Miami to Florida City and some of the keys.
On Saturday, April 27th at 6pm, Branches, a local non-profit dedicated to providing life-changing opportunities to working families and their children, will celebrate its 16th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction at the JW Marriott Marquis. More than 500 guests are expected to attend and help raise funds for Branches’ programs focused on long-term personal success.
Branches has been extremely busy serving hundreds of federal workers in Miami who have been affected by the Government Shutdown. Almost two weeks ago, Branches’ Financial Wellness team served at the Miami International Airport, providing information about critical financial resources to TSA employees. Last week, Branches served alongside Feeding South Florida at their distributions and once again provided resources and information about assistance for government employees.
Branches is proud to receive a grant from Capital One to support its’ ASSETS Small Business Solutions as well as the VITA free tax prep coalition in Miami led by Branches.
On Thanksgiving morning, Branches cooked, packaged and delivered nearly 5,000 hot meals to needy individuals and families from 7 different sites throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
Recognized for its philanthropic contributions to Miami, Branches was awarded a 2018 Lighting the Way Award and $75,000 grant by the SunTrust Foundation.
Branches is proud to announce that The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities honored Branches today with the 2018 Alliance Commitments Award for Investing in Capacity to advance Economic Opportunity.
Branches, Inc. has been partnering with the Ocean Reef Community Foundation for over nine years, and has received more than $375,000 in grant funding. The majority of these dollars have also been matched by Trish and Dan Bell, more than doubling the investment that the Foundation has made. Most recently, Branches was awarded a grant by the Foundation of $25,000 to support both its Grow & Climb children and youth program at Branches Florida City.
Branches, Inc. has been partnering with Macy’s for over six years to improve the lives of children and youth in Greater Miami. Most recently, Branches, Inc. was awarded a grant of $5,000 to support its Branches South Miami Grow children’s program.