BROWARD PARTNERSHIP RAISES RECORD $65,000
AT ‘CHEFS HELPING THE HOMELESS’ EVENT
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – On Saturday, January 28th, some of South Florida’s most renowned chefs donated their culinary talents and provided an unforgettable dining experience for guests at the 10th Broward Partnership’s Chefs Helping the Homeless fine dining fundraising event. The unique gastronomical experience raised a record $65,000 to support the work of the Partnership and its solution-focused services that reduce homelessness in the community.
The evening began with a private cocktail reception at the Chef’s Palette Café and Grill on the campus of the International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Following the reception, guests were escorted to a limousine and whisked away to one of 15 restaurants throughout Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, where they enjoyed multi-course gourmet meals and a luxurious private dining experience.
The Chefs Helping the Homeless event was made possible by support from presenting sponsor The Leo Goodwin Foundation and by supporting sponsors The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Black Coach Limousine, Papa’s Pilar Rum/The Ernest Hemmingway Foundation and Breakthru Beverage Florida.
The restaurants that provided the delectable donated meals included: Burlock Coast at The Ritz Carlton, Café Maxx, Café Vico Italian Restaurant, The Capital Grille – The Galleria, Casa D’Angelo, Chops Lobster Bar - Boca, Eduardo De San Angel, The Forge, Market 17, Runyon’s, The Secret Garden at The Pillars Hotel, The Signature Grand, Steak 954 at The W Hotel, Toro Toro at the Intercontinental Miami and the Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille at the Riverside Hotel.
Funds raised from this event will assist the Partnership in operating the 230-bed Central Homeless Assistance Center on the Huizenga Campus, which assists more than 1,300 men, women and families with children experiencing homelessness each year. In addition to safe shelter and nutritious meals, the Partnership offers permanent supportive housing along with wrap-around case management and comprehensive services, such as medical and dental care, behavioral health, workforce development, family therapy and others that help individuals and families experiencing homelessness in reacquiring health, housing and employment as quickly as possible.
The Broward Partnership annually serves over 1,300 individuals experiencing homeless of our community 24/7, 365 days a year. Please consider funding the needs of those trying to rebuild their lives, those who are struggling to keep their family together, those who need your help.
The Partnership provides the support to our program participants - the men, women and families that are in our care, with a safe place to sleep, food to eat, job skills to secure and maintain a job, access to needed healthcare, and housing assistance to help them regain the ability to be productive citizens once again.
Your gift, no matter the size makes a difference to our residents. Thank you for your generous support.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. - Saint Teresa
Since opening on February 1, 1999, the Broward Partnership has served over 22,500 homeless individuals and families by providing comprehensive services to the men, women and families with children experiencing homelessness in our community through our 230 bed, short-term housing facility and a number of community based permanent housing programs. The Partnership has been held as a model program for its comprehensive array of solution-focused services that aim to reduce and prevent homelessness. The agency won best practices awards from the Florida Department of Children & Families and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, which also recognized the Partnership as one of the 400 best projects in the nation serving the homeless. In 2014, the agency was honored as the Non-Profit Organization of the Year at the 4th Annual Non-Profit Academy Awards, and recently was recognized as the 2016 Small Business of the Year by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.