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Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Host 6th Annual “Claws for Kids” Private Brunch at Joe’s Stone Crab on Sunday, May 7

Miami, Fla.  April 15, 2017 — Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach will be the scene of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s May 7, 6th Annual “Claws for Kids” fundraising brunch. Not only will guests enjoy delicious stone crabs and other signature Joe’s cuisine without the wait, but proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs, including after school programs, homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts & crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs, for area children who need them the most. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception at 11:30 a.m., followed by brunch at 12:30 p.m.

Located at 11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, 33139, Joe’s will be open for brunch on May 7 only for supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s “Claws for Kids.” Menu items will include stone crabs, coleslaw, hash brown potatoes, creamed spinach and Key Lime pie. For attendees who don’t eat stone crabs, main course options will be available.

Jimmy Morales, City Manager of the City of Miami Beach, will be honored at the event with Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s ‘From the Heart Award,’ which honors a person, family or organization that has shown “overwhelming” support and constant dedication to the children of the community, including members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade.

Frank Sinatra impersonator Jeff Grainger of Sinatra Sounds Entertainment will provide entertainment.

Judy Kramer is the chair of this year’s event. Kramer, who has chaired the event four times, is a retired Miami-Dade County Public Schools executive. Also on the “Claws for Kids” committee are Special Events Chair Olga Guilarte; Connie Rebozo; Lisa Kramer; Mark Walker, M.D.; Rae Stein, Willie Ho, Kerrin Bermont, Vanessa Bertran, and Pam Guilarte.

“‘Claws for Kids’ continues to get better and better every year,” said Kramer. “We are pleased to invite guests to enjoy Joe’s delectable cuisine — without any wait — and raise funds to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many programs.”

“Claws for Kids” sponsorship opportunities are available. Table sponsorships range from $2,000 to $10,000. Underwriting opportunities are available, and individual tickets are priced at $250.

For more information about sponsorships, underwriting or tickets, please contact Anneleise Sanchez at (305) 446-9910 ext. 30, or via email at asanchez@bgcmia.org.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade  

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been serving youth in the community since 1940. What once was a single building and site for boys has grown to five Clubs serving thousands of boys and girls year-round, providing programs in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, cultural arts and sports, fitness and recreation. Club staffing, initiatives, and programs are designed to inspire and enable young people and provide them with the resources to succeed and share in the American Dream. For more information, please visit www.bgcmia.org.

About Joe’s Stone Crab

Joe’s Stone Crab, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013, was established when Joseph Weiss came to Miami for a change of climate to help his asthma. Weiss opened a lunch stand, originally offering fish and fries, on Miami Beach, which eventually evolved into today’s establishment. It is located at 11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit www.joesstonecrab.com.

Get Your Nose on for Red Nose Day, May 25!

Red Nose DayA good deed a day keeps the doctor away! Thursday, May 25 is Red Nose Day so don’t be alarmed when you see many people sporting red noses. Red Nose Day is a day of laughter dedicated to raising money to ensure our children are safe, healthy, educated and empowered. Donations buy meals for kids, provide life-saving
vaccines, offer safe places to learn and play, clean water, access to education and so much more.

At Fort Lauderdale public relations firm, Durée & Company, we will be wearing our red noses once again in support of the campaign which distributes the money raised to several non-profit beneficiaries. We are honored to work closely with Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, a chapter of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and one of the campaign’s beneficiaries of Red Nose Day.

The D&Co dynamos are working with NBC6, the local affiliate of the official media sponsor, NBC, to spread the awareness of Red Nose Day. Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will be featured on NBC6’s “Six in the Mix” and on their newscasts highlighting the ways the cause helps educate, support and nurture the local families in their area. Be sure to tune in Thursday morning – the news will surely inspire you to get a little silly for a great cause!

Want in on the fun? Visit your local Walgreens to purchase your very own “Red Nose” and use the power of comedy to join the movement – and donate! Together we can work towards ending child poverty, one funny red nose at a time.

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estatepublic relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public RelationsSocial MediaMarketingAdvertisingSpecial Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.

Mosquito Repellent Donated to Protect Florida Residents

Feeding Florida, a statewide network of Feeding America food banks providing a healthy, adequate and consistent food supply, will distribute over 500,000 units of mosquito repellent to Florida’s communities in an effort to assist in the overall health of Floridians. With Florida in the middle of mosquito season and ongoing concerns over Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases, the donation will provide families throughout Florida protection from mosquitos.

“Our statewide network of food banks is critical in times of need, working as a member of the states emergency response team to mobilize the necessary resources tailored to meet the needs of each community,” said Robin Safley, Executive Director of  Feeding Florida. “Our network is constantly seeking solutions to ensure Florida’s communities remain healthy utilizing a full portfolio of strategies and assets. During mosquito season, prevention and education is a huge focus for our network, and mosquito repellent is critical to supporting the overall health of our communities, especially as our state faces the Zika virus.”

The Feeding Florida network supports more than 2,600 local nonprofits throughout the state, which provide nutritious food directly to more than 3.3 million individuals and families in need to ensure a hunger-free Florida.

“Feeding America food banks serve as the backbone of our community—working to identify solutions to ensure a healthy quality of life for our residents,” said Paco Velez, President & CEO of Feeding South Florida. “Our service area is ground zero for the Zika virus, so we look forward to providing our community with the necessary resources to prevent these mosquito-borne diseases.”

Currently, 33 of Florida’s 67 counties have reported Zika cases stemming from people traveling outside the continental U.S., with Miami-Dade County claiming 117 of the total.

“We all must do our part to prevent the spread of Zika virus – not only to protect ourselves, but to ensure the pregnant women in our communities are protected as they and their unborn babies are most at risk,” said Celeste Philip, MD, MPH, Surgeon General and Secretary of the Florida Department of Health. “We can take simple steps for prevention by draining standing water, covering our skin and clothing with repellent and ensuring we have well-fitting screens on our windows. I’m excited to join our statewide network of food banks to distribute mosquito repellent to our communities. Ensuring that all of Florida’s residents and visitors are educated and armed with the proper resources is one of our key goals in preventing this virus in our state.”

Statewide food banks are continuing to receive donations and will distribute to communities throughout the next few months to combat the threat of mosquitoes.

Upcoming distributions include:


Miami-Dade Distribution

Friday, August 12 at 11AM

Feeding South Florida, Miami Bethany Baptist Church

2490 NW 35th Street

Miami, Florida 33142


Palm Beach Distribution

Monday, August 15 at 9AM

Feeding South Florida, Village Baptist Church

3600 Village Boulevard

West Palm Beach, Florida 33407


Tampa Distribution

Saturday, September 24 from 9:30-11:30 AM

Community Resource Fair, Feeding Tampa Bay

4702 Transport Drive, Building 6

Tampa, Florida 33605


If you don’t see an upcoming distribution in your area, please contact Feeding Florida as additional distributions are being coordinated in the coming weeks.

About Feeding Florida

Feeding Florida is the state’s lead organization in the fight to end hunger. Our statewide network unites 14 member food banks to provide a healthy, adequate, and consistent food supply to every community every day. Feeding Florida member food banks support more than 2,600 local charitable agencies, which provide food directly to individuals and families in need to ensure a hunger-free Florida. Each year, the Feeding Florida network provides food to the 3.3 million Floridians facing hunger, including 1.1 million children and 700,000 seniors. Feeding Florida is a unified voice regarding hunger and food insecurity by focusing on each community’s needs. To learn more about Feeding Florida, visit www.FeedingFlorida.org.