Children’s Home Society hosts an enchanting afternoon of changing lives
Children’s Home Society of Florida will host its 13th annual “Helping Turn Lives Around Luncheon” April 24 at the Gallery of Amazing Things in Dania Beach. The Amazing Afternoon of Enchantment themed afternoon will feature an enchanted forest with cocktails, silent auctions and entertainment by the children from the Starlent Performing Arts Foundation.
Proceeds will benefit Children’s Home Society of Florida, which serves children and families in Broward County.
This year, Children’s Home Society of Florida will pay tribute to the 25th anniversary of the East Broward Auxiliary by honoring the five founding members Kathy Clarkson, Lucille DeAngelo, Bijette Gebron, Janice Lahaye and Pam Masters.
Twenty-five years ago, the founding members established the East Broward Auxiliary to make a difference in the lives of Broward County’s abused and neglected children. They organized a capital campaign, with the help of R. David and I. Lorraine Thomas, to raise more than $3.2 million and build the I. Lorraine Thomas Children’s Home and Family Support Center. Since then, the group has grown to more than 100 members with the goal to respond to the unique needs of children and families that the organization serves. The East Broward Auxiliary is committed to the fulfillment of every child’s right to a stable living environment and the opportunity for a healthy family development.
“We are proud to highlight the accomplishments of the founding members of the East Broward Auxiliary and their commitment to helping Florida’s vulnerable children,” said Trish Norman-Figueiredo, event co-chairwoman. “They have been instrumental in positively influencing the well-being of the children and families we serve.”
“This year’s event will not only honor these amazing women, but shed light on the tremendous need to continue supporting Children’s Home Society of Florida,” said Bonnie Levengood, event co-chairwoman. “With your help, we can continue serving thousands of abused and neglected children and their families in our community each year.”
For more information, visit www.chsfl.org.
Beverly Benjamin, left, and Lucille DeAngelo
Lucille DeAngelo, left, Nicol Jenkins, Trish Norman-Figueiredo and Beverly Benjamin
Bonnie Levengood, left, and Trish Norman-Figueiredo