Good News from around South Florida
Feel-good news from around South Florida, including charitable donations and celebrations
Pictured: Back row (left to right): Shelia Traverso (JLBR member), Julie Ott (Director of Development, Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation).
Front row (left to right) Sam Eckhart (JLBR Community Issues Manager), Cristy Stewart-Harfmann (JLBR President), Robin Mautino (Program Director, Program Director, Phyllis Sandler Center for Living Well Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute and JLBR Member), Jayme Weekly (JLBR Managing Director)
“We are incredibly grateful to Publix Charities for its generous donation to help us continue to serve an estimated 1.4 million individuals facing food insecurity in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties,” said Feeding South Florida President & CEO Paco Velez. “This donation comes at a critical time, when the demand for food has increased significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Publix Charities understands that more families are turning to Feeding South Florida to help put food on their tables.”
Pictured: Robyn Hankerson and Paco Velez; courtesy of Feeding South Florida
Pictured: John Jones, Derek and Wendy Anderson and Kathleen Cannon, President/CEO of United Way of Broward County
The nonprofit also recently partnered with Office Depot to host Start Proud! where they distributed 1,000 backpacks to Davie Elementary School. The backpacks were filled with composition books, notecards, highlighters, pens and a merchandise card for Office Depot/Office Max.
“We are incredibly thankful for the generous support and the amazing partnership we’ve forged with Office Depot,” said Shea Ciriago, executive director of Broward Education Foundation. “Although the start of the school is virtual, students throughout Broward County now have the educational supplies and learning tools necessary to learn and thrive.”
Pictured: Safely sealed 18 piece basic school supply kit as part of the supply distribution to Title 1 elementary schools.
Featured article image: Sue Colton, Ruth Carter-Lynch, Tim Curtin, Richelle Kubsch, Donna Korn, Alex Price, Robert Runcie, Shea Ciriago, Laurie Rich Levinson, Erik Anderson, Christine Kelly and Ken King at Start Proud!
“We knew our annual Back to School distribution would be challenging this year with so many questions about the start of school and the need for social distancing,” shares CDTC Executive Director Ana Calderon Randazzo, Ph.D. “But we couldn’t let our families down when so many are in need.”