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Ft. Lauderdale, FL – March 14, 2020


Do you remember your birthdays when you were a child or youth?  The homeless children served by HOPE South Florida get to celebrate their birthdays and for some; it’s their first time. 

Former NBA player Butch Beard starting point guard with the 1975 NBA champion Golden State Warriors, and members from the FAU Football team will join in the festivities.


HOPE South Florida’s Young Professional Group

Birthday Angels. 11:00 am – 4:00 PM

At HOPE South Florida, every quarter, we celebrate the birthdays of homeless children; many of whom have never celebrated their birthday.  On March 14th, we will come together at HOPE South Florida from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM to make dreams come true for homeless children in our programs whose birthdays are in January, February and March 2020.


We will celebrate by having a good old fashion family fun day on site for all of the children including siblings, parents and grandparents.  Each child with a birthday will receive the present that they dreamed of, as communicated from the parents to their respective case worker.


This quarter, we have confirmed the attendance of members of the FAU football team and former NBA player for the Golden State Warriors; Butch Beard.


The children then participate in a legacy project.  Last quarter, they planted our very first sustainable herb and vegetable garden which we HOPE someday will feed into our Shared Meals program and be used to prepare the food for those in the community that need it most.


For more information about HOPE South Florida, please visit  or contact Jackeline Alers at  or via cell at 954-557-8214.


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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