More than 300 supporters enjoyed lunch at Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 11th Annual “Claws for Kids” in memory of Judy Kramer on May 3, 2022. Guests enjoyed delicious stone crabs and other signature menu items without the wait while listening to the sounds of well-known Frank Sinatra impersonator Jeff Grainger. The event raised over $175,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many programs including its after school programs, homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts & crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs.
Olga Guilarte and Lisa Mendelson graciously co-chaired the event. “Claws for Kids” is held in memory of Judy Kramer, a longtime Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Board member, who helped create the event and chaired it since its inception until her passing in February 2021. The event honored James Haj, president and CEO of The Children’s Trust, with the 2022 “From the Heart” award. Through his unwavering dedication and caring stewardship to Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, Haj has made a positive impact on the lives of the Clubs’ youth members.