Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is Celebrated: One Big Event, Two Sites!

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On Monday, January 19, 2015, Branches will celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a day of community service. Branches staff, its team of AmeriCorps members and almost 300 volunteers will spend the day beautifying Florida City and South Miami through several painting, planting and other service projects.

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On Monday, January 19, 2015, Branches will celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a day of community service. Branches staff, its team of AmeriCorps members and almost 300 volunteers will spend the day beautifying Florida City and South Miami through several painting, planting and other service projects.

Thank you to Molina Healthcare and Winn-Dixie who are the premiere sponsors of this great event. Branches would also like to thank its partners for making this day of celebration possible: AmeriCorps, Branches United Methodist Church, Faithful Home Services and Florida City Mayor’s Office.

Branches Florida City will celebrate the 5th Annual “Florida City, Love Yourself” on Monday, Jan. 19th as over 150 volunteers help beautify the Florida City community, and revitalize 3 homes in the nearby area, helping Branches families in need on this special day. Volunteers will also be working on various projects at Homestead Middle School. The activities will take place from 7:30am-2pm at and around Branches Florida City, formally the Trish and Dan Bell Family Branches Center-Florida City Campus, which is located at 129 SW 5th Avenue, Florida City. Breakfast, lunch and t-shirts will be provided!

Branches South Miami is hosting the 3rd Annual “SoMi Lights” MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 19th from 9am-1pm. Projects include beautifying Brewer Park and Murray Park, painting, landscaping, and cleaning at or near Branches South Miami located at Mt. Olive Baptist Church at 6316 SW 59th Place, South Miami. Breakfast, lunch and t-shirts will be provided!

Branches South Miami will also be hosting the 2nd Annual “MLK Remix” Saturday, Feb. 28th, from 11am-5pm at the Bethel-Gibson Community Center, 5800 SW 66th St., South Miami. MLK Remix will feature the South Miami MLK Parade in the morning followed by a free outdoor festival designed to promote peace and understanding in our community through education and the arts. The festival will include live performances, kid-friendly hip-hop dance, karate, yoga and boot camp classes, as well as hands-on activities like arts & crafts. Children can also enjoy face painting and bounce houses. Food vendors will be on site, as well as free tax preparation services provided by Branches and the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) partnership. Molina Healthcare and Winn-Dixie are the premier sponsors of this event. The MLK Remix is also made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

For more information or to register, please contact Isabelle Pike at 305-442-8306 x1002 or ipike(at)branchesfl(dot)org.

About Branches
For over 40 years, Branches has made a positive impact in the community by delivering on its mission to serve, educate and inspire people through student, family and financial stability services. Branches provides long-term, holistic services for motivated individuals and families. We help people grow deeper and climb higher in life by building a foundation through education so they can achieve their goals and fulfill their potential. For additional information about Branches, please call 305.442.8306 or visit http://www.branchesfl.org.

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