Press Releases

  • June 29, 2020 - Branches Thankful to Dozens of Generous Funders and Partners of COVID-19 Response
  • Branches is a local nonprofit organization serving Miami-Dade County which provides life-changing opportunities to help working families and their children break the cycle of generational poverty. Since the COVID-19 Pandemic hit the Miami community, Branches has been working tirelessly to serve children and families.

  • April 20, 2020 - How the Coronavirus is Affecting Local Charities
  • As the coronavirus outbreak affects restaurants, small businesses, and everyday life, South Florida charities are also taking a hit. One of these charities is Branches, a local non-profit dedicated to providing life-changing opportunities for children and families to break the cycle of poverty. Branches has canceled their Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala and Auction, their largest fundraiser for the year originally scheduled for May 9th.

  • February 5, 2020 - Miami Non-Profit Leader Chosen for National Latino Fellowship Program
  • The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) recently announced that Christine Coronado has been named a 2020 NALCAB Pete Garcia Community Economic Development fellow. Christine currently serves as Assistant Manager of Financial Capability here at Branches.

  • November 7, 2019 - Branches’ 19th Annual Thanksgiving to Deliver Nearly 5,000 Meals to Families in Need
  • 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.

  • November 5, 2019 - VITA Volunteers Wanted: Changing Lives One Tax Return at a Time
  • 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.

  • July 26, 2019 - Branches to Throw 3rd Annual Back to School Bash in Coral Gables on August 8th, 2019
  • On Thursday, August 8th from 6pm-8pm, Branches will celebrate its 3rd Annual Back to School Bash at the University of Miami’s Newman Alumni Center in Coral Gables. Over 100 guests are expected to attend to help raise funds so Branches’ Grow & Climb programs’ children and youth can g back to school well-equipped and ready to learn.

  • May 6, 2019 - Miami Corporate Partners and Philanthropists Raise Over $400,000 for Branches for the Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner
  • On Saturday, April 27th, 2019, Branches, a local non-profit dedicated to providing life-changing opportunities to working families and their children, celebrated its 16th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. More than 500 guests attended the event and helped raise over $400,000 for Branches’ programs focused on long-term personal success.

  • March 27, 2019 - Miami Corporate Partners and Philanthropists Join Branches for the Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner
  • 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.