Durée & Company builds its reputation, brand and impact through its dedication to charities and community service. It’s an honor to partner with nonprofits and clients to make a bigger impact throughout the year. Read on to learn more about our charity partners making a difference in the communities in which they serve and how you can help and how we’re giving back to the community.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is working to collect donations to help those affected by Hurricane Ian in Southwest Florida. Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will be delivering collected supplies to Boys & Girls Clubs in Charlotte and Lee Counties. If you’d like to contribute, please drop off items at the Durée & Company Fort Lauderdale office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Supplies that will be delivered directly to BGCMIA may also be ordered on Amazon here.
Feeding South Florida
Feeding South Florida is steadily sending meals to those in need affected by Hurricane Ian. Feeding South Florida’s operations team has made multiple deliveries via its 36-foot trailer and delivered much-needed food and water to families on the West Coast of Florida. Feeding South Florida also sent its 500-kilowatt generator to a local food bank so there was power in this facility. If you wish to help, contact us or consider donating at feedingsouthflorida.org.
Jack & Jill Center
Jack & Jill Center’s Power Lunch was rescheduled due to inclement weather caused by Hurricane Ian. The new event date will take place on January 19. The group will host its 21st Annual Power Lunch which pays tribute to special and outstanding honorees in the South Florida community who helped The Friends of Jack & Jill Center raise over $5 million for high-need children and families in the South Florida community since its inception in 1999.
In addition, The Friends of Jack & Jill Center is excited to host the 21st Annual Stiles Light Up Downtown, presented by Michele and Joe Maiuro, at The Plaza on Las Olas on Tuesday, November 29, at 6 p.m. View more events here.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
As we enter the holiday season, MADD reminds everyone to celebrate the holidays safely by planning ahead with a non-drinking designated driver. Save the date for the annual UKG Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K in Fort Lauderdale, founded by Heather Geronemous. Taking place on April 30, 2023, you can expect children’s festivities, vendor/educational booths, and live music at the event that has raised more than
$3 million for Mothers Against Drunk Driving since 2011.
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA)
MOCA is proud to announce its Fall 2022 and Miami Art Week programming. Debuting on November 2, 2022, “Didier William: Nou Kite Tout Sa Dèyè” is the largest retrospective of Didier William’s career. Translated as “We’ve Left That All Behind,” the show presents an in-depth look at the Haitian-born, North Miami-raised artist’s career and memory among the very neighborhood where he once grew up.
Also on view will be VantaBlack’s “To What Lengths,”which has been open to the public on MOCA Plaza since October 14, 2022. Opening November 9, 2022 is “Kanaval,” a retrospective by photographer, filmmaker, curator, and writer Leah Gordon that documents twenty years of Carnival in Haiti. Curated by MOCA Curator Adeze Wilford, the exhibition consists of a series of black-and-white photographs taken on a mechanical medium format camera.
Valley View Hospital Foundation
Valley View Hospital Foundation in Glenwood Springs, Colorado has a mission to accelerate excellence in healthcare at Valley View through philanthropy. Consider a year-end gift that provides patients of the Calaway·Young Cancer Center an opportunity to receive complimentary services and resources including acupuncture, massage, support groups, emergency assistance and more. For more information, visit the link here.
Ann Storck Center
Ann Storck Center is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. The mission throughout all their programs and services is to discover ability and build independence so that individuals live happier, more independent and fulfilling lives.
The 27th Annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction will be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, March 31, 2023. Each year, the event has grown with hundreds turning out for South Florida’s best dining event. Save the date and learn more about Ann Storck Center’s upcoming events here.
The bond of kindness and working for the greater good is powerful. Read more about the businesses Durée & Company works with who are making a difference.
Craig Zinn Automotive Group
Craig Zinn Automotive Group’s South Florida authorized dealerships include Toyota of Hollywood, Lexus of Pembroke Pines, Acura of Pembroke Pines, Lexus of North Miami and Subaru of Pembroke Pines. Each dealership is committed to giving back to the community and making a meaningful impact through generous contributions to those in need. Craig Zinn Automotive Group supports hometown charities such as the American Cancer Society, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Children’s Harbor, Cleveland Clinic, Humane Society of Broward County, Military Heroes Support Foundation and many others.
Cannabist is organizing support for its communities as the state embarks on the path to recovery after Hurricane Ian and is partnering with Feeding South Florida to help keep food pantries stocked in the area. Throughout October, patients who bring in proof of donation or volunteer work towards hurricane relief efforts will also receive an extra 10% off their purchase.
During the Cypress Hill/311 Concert in Hollywood, Florida, Masha Ty, corporate development for ACS Laboratory, collected donations that went directly to Feeding South Florida to support Hurricane Ian recovery efforts.
American Cancer Society
Real men wear pink! Michael Wild wears his pink jacket each day throughout October to raise money and awareness of breast cancer. Durée & Company is proud to support Michael each year with a donation to the American Cancer Society. Learn more and make a contribution today in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
CityPlace Doral & Jackson Foundation
CityPlace Doral is partnering with Jackson Health Foundation this holiday season. From Nov. 1 – Dec. 16, CityPlace Doral retailers are placing boxes at their locations to encourage shoppers to donate new unwrapped gifts. Shoppers can also support with monetary donations through a QR Code. Jackson Health Foundation was created to serve as the fundraising arm of Jackson Health System, Miami-Dade County’s only public health system.
Dawn McKenna Group (DMG)
Following the devastation of Hurricane Ian, The Dawn McKenna Group, affiliated with Coldwell Banker Realty in Chicago and Naples, has coordinated food and supply drives in Southwest Florida to support the community and those in need. DMG’s Naples team will have food trucks set up at various locations throughout Southwest Florida with volunteers delivering meals and donation items to residents. The volunteers are also able to move damaged items out of homes and to the curb if needed. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Jocelyn Lujen at email@example.com.
Bryant Miller Olive P.A.
Bryant Miller Olive is committed to supporting the communities in which they live, work and serve. BMO participated in Hunger Action Month and partnered with Feeding South Florida by dedicating a Friday in September to volunteer at the nearby facilities. As a firm, BMO makes it a priority to raise awareness and advocate for the needs of their neighbors, friends and communities.
Las Olas Oceanside Parks (The LOOP)
The LOOP hosted its “Sunday by The Shore” experience on October 9 with a special event to benefit those impacted by Hurricane Ian. The event featured a day-long hurricane supply drive for families in Southwest Florida who were impacted by Hurricane Ian. Arrangements have been made to transport items to those hardest hit on the West Coast of Florida through a partnership with Fort Lauderdale Ice.
Susie Levan, Author
“Getting to Forgiveness—What a Near-Death Experience Can Teach Us About Loss, Resilience and Love,” with a foreword by international superstar Gloria Estefan—is a deeply personal story about resiliency and divine purpose—sharing pain, pleasure, confusion and enlightenment. Please help Susie Levan continue to raise money, as all proceeds from book sales go directly to local nonprofits that need the help now more than ever. Order a copy at Barnes & Noble or Amazon today, here.
To maximize the effects of a partnership with a nonprofit organization, it’s highly advised to work with a PR agency that has extensive experience with nonprofits. A well-planned and well-executed public relations strategy can make a world of difference in achieving the partnership’s goals and reaching as many people as possible to make a difference. Contact us today if you are interested in partnering with a nonprofit or starting a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign.
About Durée & Company
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