Dreams do come true! HOPE South Florida and the Birthday Angels bringing joy to homeless children.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – August 10, 2019 – Saturday we were blessed to celebrate the birthdays of the children of the families we serve. Each child with birthdays in June, July and August, along with their siblings and parents, were invited to Skyzone with a wonderful lunch, then back to HOPE for more fun, crafts, dancing, cake and presents.

While the children and their families were at Skyzone, a group of the Birthday Angels secretly went shopping after asking each child what they wanted as a present.  When everyone returned back to HOPE South Florida, the festivities continued and culminated with each child receiving that one special gift they wanted.

Jackeline (Jackie) Alers, Development Director of HOPE South Florida, and Zach Finn, founder of Birthdays Angels, led the celebration and gave all the gifts to the children. They called the children up one by one and giving them a hug, a smile and a sense of importance that they will never forget.

The look of the birthday children’s faces were priceless as they each got a present of their choice.

For one afternoon, these children who may experience anxiety, depression, and insecurity due to being homeless were able to be children and experience HOPE and joy.

What was your best birthday memory?  For many of these children who have not been able to celebrate their birthdays, this may be their best memory thanks to Zach Finn, the Birthday Angels and HOPE South Florida.

For more information about how you can join HOPE’s Angels or how your organization can get involved in helping HOPE South Florida fulfill their mission of helping homeless families, please visit www.hopesouthflorida.org or contact Jackeline Alers at jalers@hopesouthflorida.org.

About HOPE South Florida

HOPE South Florida is a faith-based 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, operating since 1995 that has provided crisis and rapid re-housing assistance, and support services to thousands of homeless families, veterans and individuals. Our vision is HOPE for the hopeless and homes for the homeless. Our mission is to provide hope for homeless and hurting families through services and partnerships with the support of civic-minded organizations as well as the community at large.

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