Chil­dren’s Home So­ci­ety hosts an en­chant­ing af­ter­noon of chang­ing lives

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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.”

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Beverly Ben­jamin, left, and Lu­cille DeAn­gelo

Lu­cille DeAn­gelo, left, Ni­col Jenk­ins, Tr­ish Nor­man-Figueiredo and Beverly Ben­jamin

Bon­nie Levengood, left, and Tr­ish Nor­man-Figueiredo

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