HOPE South Florida hosts sec­ond an­nual ‘TasteHOPE Ware­house Gala’

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HOPE South Florida (HSF) will turn an empty ware­house in down­town Fort Laud­erdale’s FAT Vil­lage art dis­trict into an in­ter­ac­tive art dis­play of its pro­grams and ser­vices for the sec­ond an­nual “TasteHOPE Ware­house Gala.”

“Our ‘TasteHOPE Ware­house Gala’ is a night to share our story of HOPE with you,” said Robin Martin, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor. “We want you to know who we are, how we help, and why we do it.”

Serv­ing thou­sands of home­less fam­i­lies, chil­dren and in­di­vid­u­als since 1995, (for­merly The Shep­herd’s Way) HSF re­flects the grow­ing move­ment of bring­ing the faith, busi­ness and neigh­bor­hood com­mu­nity’s to­gether to pro­vide tan­gi­ble so­lu­tions for Broward County’s home­less prob­lem. In 2012, 192 fam­i­lies with 403 chil­dren re­ceived hous­ing and sup­port ser­vices through HOPE South Florida’s LiveHOPE pro­grams, with the con­tin­ued ex­pan­sion of cri­sis and tran­si­tional hous­ing so­lu­tions.

For the sec­ond year, HOPE South Florida will trans­form an empty ware­house with pro­gram dis­plays, food sta­tions by Cater­ing Con­cepts and Con­ces­sions, live mu­sic, art in­stal­la­tions and a silent auc­tion fea­tur­ing lo­cal photography.

“Come and learn how peo­ple like you are build­ing hope for more than 4,000 men, women and chil­dren, who find them­selves home­less in our com­mu­nity through our Live, Taste, Teach and Shop HOPE ini­tia­tives,” added Martin. “Join us as we share a meal and show­case our pro­grams, while help­ing us meet our goal of rais­ing $100,000 in ben­e­fit of those we serve.”

The at­tire is busi­ness ca­sual and there are no re­served seat­ing ar­range­ments. In­stead, guests are en­cour­aged to use the evening to ex­pe­ri­ence HOPE South Florida and help build com­mu­nity with other sup­port­ers.

Tick­ets are $50 per per­son – or a group rate (of 10 per­sons or more) for $45 each – with spon­sor­ships rang­ing from $500 to $10,000. This year’s pre­sent­ing spon­sors in­clude Land­mark Bank, The Fair­winds Group and Q’Staint. Tick­ets, spon­sor­ships and more de­tails can be found at www.hope­south­florida.org or by call­ing 954-566-2311.

Pho­tos by Kara Starzyk

Kim Bor­romeo, left, Doug McCraw, The Rev. Mark Cald­well, Chef Win­ston Wil­liams and Robin Martin

Fred Sear­brough, left, and Daniel La­teu­lade Stephanie La­teu­lade, left, An­drea Arnold and Sandy Arnold

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