Second virtual edition organized via Facebook Live & Mobile Donation Apps
POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA, USA, November 11, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Supporters and community partners helped raise over $ 134,300 at the 18th annual ‘Miles for Smiles’ fundraiser to benefit children with special needs at the Broward Children’s Center (BCC), https://bcckids.org, the largest nonprofit in Pompano Beach, Florida.
This year’s fundraiser, which took place on Saturday, November 6, 2021, also celebrated BCC’s 50 years of smiles and community service. The second ‘virtual’ edition of the event brought together runners, participants and corporate sponsors including: Eat Drink & Be Local, Debbie Sanderson, Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, Pompano Beach Exchange Club, Rotary Club of Pompano Beach, Offshore Anglers of Pompano Beach, Time Bandits, Bru’s Room, Comcast, as well as dozens of individual donors.
Activities and experiences – including peer-to-peer fundraising pages, a mobile auction, and a 50/50 drawing event – grossed over $ 10,000 in individual donations and raised over $ 2,000 through in the sale of drawing tickets and in the sale of auction items, making the BCC record fundraiser. Sponsors and supporters of the Miles for Smiles 5K run responded, walked alone, participated virtually, and together raised over $ 134,000.
Mobile auction items included nearly a dozen paintings by our inspiring young artists created during art therapy; vacation getaways offered by Vacation Village and Hampton Inn; over 10 gift baskets with items donated by Expresso Gourmet Drive-Thru Coffee Shop, Elaine Appel, Carolina Rondon and Janelle Brice in collaboration with Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits; several gifts offered by Funky Buddha, Yoga Joint, NZHL Designs, Teri Kovaks Photography; jewelry from Kendra Scott; sports memorabilia donated by Mindy Brown and Masimo; online auction photo donation by Corporate Image Photography; as well as medals and sports bags for our residents offered by We Finish Strong.
The next day, November 7, a Facebook Live event was held to celebrate and thank all supporters, sponsors, donors and runners, and announce the winners of the mobile auctions and the 50/50 draw, as well as the top team awards. fundraising. , Top Individual Fundraiser, Most Enthusiastic Participant and Champion of the Day of the Event.
“Our mission at Broward Children’s Center is to improve the lives of all children. Every day, our goal is to meet their medical and developmental needs, but also to improve the quality of life for every child, ”said Marjorie Evans, CEO and Founder. “Your support and donations during this annual event make a big difference in the daily life of every child. On behalf of our children and our entire organization, we would like to thank everyone who participated and supported the 18th edition of Miles for Smiles on our 50th anniversary.
Even during this difficult time of COVID-19, BCC continues to serve more than 1,000 families in Broward County. This includes 56 residents, ranging from infants to 48-year-old residents who receive 24-hour nursing care at the Children’s Comprehensive Care Center, as well as the organization’s group homes.
With your support, BCC is able to care for some of the most medically and technologically dependent infants, children and young adults in the country. Help BCC carry out its mission to support, feed and bring life to children with special needs by donating today at BCCkids.org/donate.
About the Broward Children’s Center (BCC)
Since 1971, Broward Children’s Center (BCC), the largest non-profit organization in Pompano Beach, Florida, has provided medical, educational, therapeutic, recreational, daily living, and advocacy services through our network of care for infants, children and young adults with special health care needs. As a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, our mission is to meet the unique needs of each child through programs that promote confidentiality, respect, independence, dignity and commitment. By listening to and learning from the children and families we serve, we have grown from a one-program facility to one that serves over 1,200 people each year. Recognized for providing a wide range of services (residential, rehabilitation, educational, behavioral, medical, nursing, technological, psychological, transportation) to children with complex medical problems and other special needs, as well as to their families, the Broward Children’s Center celebrates 50 years of smiles. For more information, visit us online at bcckids.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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