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Three Ways to Give This #GivingTuesday 2017


It’s Here! #GivingTuesday has arrived on the tails of a weekend full of family and friends – and lots of shopping. Today is all about giving back to your community and the institutions that help it thrive. Here at Durée & Company, we love giving back in any way possible to our local community. In honor of this holiday, we wanted to share some ways you could contribute today and every day.

  • Volunteering:
    No matter your schedule, there are many ways to get involved with local and national charities by volunteering your time or unique skills to aid in a particular organization’s mission. For example, The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) is always looking for volunteers for their in-house departments. Participating in events such as Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter’s ‘Rock the Runway’ Fashion Show on January 19, 2018 at Boca Rio Golf Club or register to run or walk at the Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K on April 29, 2018 are both great ways to get involved.’
  • Donating:
    Don’t have the time to volunteer? Donate. With the touch of a click, you can donate to organizations such as FLIPANY. Their $20 for 20 campaign gives 20 children year-round healthy meals paired with nutrition education. This is an example of how a small donation can make a huge impact! You don’t have to do this alone – get your family, friends or coworkers together and fundraise for the American Cancer Society’s Celebration Gala on May 5, 2018, at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.
  • Charitable Shopping:
    With the increase in customer awareness, companies across the world are joining together with charities to donate a portion of their proceeds. For example, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is selling Christmas trees, wreaths and other holiday decorations with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami Dade and providing great futures for area youth. The Christmas City Centre Tree Lot sponsored by Swire Properties Inc is open seven days a week from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. at the Hank Kline Club at 2805 SW 32nd Ave. Miami, FL 33133. The lot will remain open until the trees are sold out.

We’d love to know how you will be giving back this year! Tweet us your ideas @DureeCoPr!

FLIPANY Chosen as Lucky’s Market ‘Bags for Change’ Nonprofit Partner This Quarter


Fort Lauderdale, FL (Nov. 2, 2017) – FLIPANY, Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth, was named one of three Lucky’s Markets’ nonprofit partners for this quarter’s “Bags for Change” campaign.

Starting November 5, 2017 and running through February 3, 2018, shoppers at Lucky’s Market Plantation and Lucky’s Market Coral Springs can donate one Wooden Dime to FLIPANY every time they bring their own bags to shop. At the end of the quarter, the Wooden Dimes are counted and the total is matched by Lucky’s Market. On average, approximately $1,500 can be raised per quarter per charity, said Lily Ritchie, regional marketing specialist with Lucky’s Market.

“The ‘Bags for Change’ program encourages sustainability with reusable bags,” said Ritchie. “Each time shoppers use a reusable bag, they have the option to donate a Wooden Dime to one of three-partner charities per quarter. This quarter it is FLIPANY, SOS Children’s Villages Florida and Supermoms of Broward.”

“We were thrilled to have been chosen to participate in the ‘Bags for Change’ program,” said Lynne Kunins, founder, president and CEO of FLIPANY. “Every little bit counts when it comes to raising money to support the many programs FLIPANY provides that feed and nutritionally support our community.”

When choosing nonprofit partners, Lucky’s Market looks for specific programs that support four criteria: healthy communities, youth and education, resilience and sustainability. FLIPANY was chosen for its Access to Healthy Foods program, which it plans to expand into 17 additional after-school programs throughout Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.

To support the “Bags for Change” program this quarter, FLIPANY will have staff and volunteers bag groceries periodically at each location to help spread the word. To volunteer, contact FLIPANY at (954) 636 -2388 or volunteer@flipany.org.

About FLIPANY
Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY)’s mission is to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs while raising awareness and creating policies for a healthier community. FLIPANY serves youth and families, including seniors, through collaborations with community centers, parks, and other social services agencies. FLIPANY is the lead Florida partner of Cooking Matters, a program of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. For more information, visit www.FLIPANY.org.

FLIPANY’s 7th Annual “Chefs Up Front” Dinners in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties Raised More Than $100,000 for FLIPANY to Deliver the Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ Program


Miami & Fort Lauderdale, FL (Sept. 5, 2017) – More than 250 guests experienced two unforgettable gastronomical evenings, raising more than $100,000 combined for FLIPANY to continue to teach youth and families healthy eating habits through Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ program. This year’s events were held at the Biltmore in Coral Gables on Aug. 18 and at the W Fort Lauderdale on Aug. 25. These epicurean events, hosted by non-profit organization FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth) and presented by Target, featured decadent five-course dinners prepared by 12 of South Florida’s most acclaimed chefs in each location. These events have a tremendous impact on FLIPANY’s efforts to end childhood hunger and improve children’s health in our community.

Each table of 10 guests reveled in delightful signature dishes prepared tableside by each of the renowned chefs at each location and each dish was paired with a delightful wine, provided by BreakThru Beverages. “Chefs Up Front” at the Biltmore was emceed by Julie Guy of 101.5 LITE FM and at the W Fort Lauderdale by Kimmy B, host of Miami radio station HITS 97.3.

The “Chefs Up Front” Coral Gables chef lineup included Chef Aaron Dreilinger with Chef David Catering and Event Design, Chef David Hackett with The Biltmore, Chef Michael Vitetta with The Biltmore, Chef Brian Nasajon with Beaker and Gray, Chef Dustin Ward with BLT Prime, Chef Adrianne Calvo with Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, Chef Pedro Lopez with Soyka, Chef Ryan Martin with 180 Degrees at DRB, Chef Sean Brasel with Meat Market, Chef Michael Altman with the House/Town Kitchen and Bar, Chef Neil O’Connell Scarpetta by Scott Conant and Chef Reto Weissenfluh with Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill.

The “Chefs Up Front” Fort Lauderdale chef lineup included Chef Aaron Dreilinger with Chef David Catering and Event Design, Executive Chef with Steak954 Rashaad Abdool, Chef Brian Cornelius with Shooters Waterfront and Events by Grateful Palate, Chef Gina Sansonia with Cucina Bambina, Chef Marco De Simone with Zona Blu, Chef Derek Rosen with OCEAN2000, Chef Adrienne Grenier with 3030 Ocean, Chef Robyn Almodovar with Palate Party, Chef Giovanni Rocchio with One Door East/Valentino and Chef Lenny Judice with Hilton Fort Lauderdale.

About FLIPANY
Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY)’s mission is to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs while raising awareness and creating policies for a healthier community. FLIPANY serves youth and families, including seniors, through collaborations with community centers, parks, and other social services agencies. FLIPANY is the lead Florida partner of Cooking Matters, a program of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. For more information, visit www.FLIPANY.org.

About Share our Strength

Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry Campaign — a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2020 — Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests in community organizations fighting hunger; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger at the state and city level.