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The Friends of Jack & Jill Center to Host 22nd Annual Stiles Light Up Downtown, Presented By Joe and Michele Maiuro, on Nov. 28

By September 20, 2023No Comments


Raise a mistle-toast to the holiday season! The Friends of Jack & Jill Center – a support group of volunteers committed to developing community awareness, fundraising and program assistance for Jack & Jill Center’s children and their families – is excited to host the 22nd Annual Stiles Light Up Downtown, presented by Michele and Joe Maiuro, at The Plaza on Las Olas on Tuesday, Nov 28, at 5:30 p.m.

Adults are invited to ring in the holiday season while giving back to the community with unlimited cocktails, canapés and festive live entertainment including carolers, jugglers and stilt walkers. The event will culminate with the magical lighting of a 30-foot Christmas tree, illuminating downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The proceeds from the event will benefit Jack & Jill Center’s mission to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming and community engagement. Jack & Jill Center supports children of high-need working families through quality early childhood education, elementary education, family strengthening program and HEALTH Program to ensure every child and family has the tools they need to be successful. Jack & Jill Center has served 26,000 children and families in South Florida since 1942.


The Plaza on Las Olas
301 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


Tuesday, Nov 28, 5:30–8 p.m.


The adults-only affair for those 21 and older is open to the public.

Individual tickets may be purchased for $125 in advance of the event. Sponsorship opportunities are also available and range from $1,000–$10,000.

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For more information about sponsorship or underwriting opportunities, please contact

Special Events Manager Emma Hadley at 954.463.8772, ext. 206 or

About Jack & Jill Center

Jack & Jill Center’s mission is to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming and community engagement. It achieves its mission by focusing on both the children and family units as a whole, so that the entire household, children and parents alike, are able to reach their full potential. Since 1942, Jack & Jill Center has served more than 26,000 children and families in South Florida. It currently serves as a NAEYC-accredited year-round early learning program for children aged six weeks through preschool, as well as an elementary school. The Madelaine Halmos Academy’s (MHA) new state-of-the-art elementary school building, an expansion of Jack & Jill Center’s Early Education Center, debuted in April 2021. Serving students from high-need working families in kindergarten–fifth grade, the transformational project, is geared to prepare students for success in career and life and be one of the highest-performing schools in Broward County. For more information about Jack & Jill visit www.jackandjillcenter.org, or call 954.463.8772.

About Friends of Jack & Jill Center

The Friends (Auxiliary Board) of Jack & Jill Center was established in 1999 to provide financial support, volunteer services, program assistance and community awareness. Since its inception, Friends of Jack & Jill Center has raised over $5.8 million through membership and events and have volunteered countless hours to improve the lives of children and families. For more information about Friends of Jack & Jill Center, visit

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