MAY 2017

TOMORROW, May 17th, is the 
GREAT GIVE!

BFF is participating in a 24 hour online giving event th
at will give you the opportunity to help set up our incoming colleg e freshmen for success!

Your contribution will outfit dorm  rooms for our students who just graduated high school, aged out of foster care and are living on their own. The more established and comfortable their "home" is, the better they will do in school. 

Join others in donating to help us reach our $5,000 goal!
  • $20 will help decorate a dorm room with posters and more.
  • $50 will help students study with a desk lamp & charging station.
  • $100 will furnish their room with a comforter set & more.

(Midnight to Midnight 5/17 Only!)

BLOOMING BASH!
Our Blooming Bash was the most incredible event with almost 500 people in attendance. With the support of so many generous attendees, sponsors & donors, we raised more than $262,000.  You can look through our pictures here and/or w atch the video , generously produced and donated by Plum Productions.
For a complete list of sponsors, visit our event page

Be sure to save next year's date for the BASH: March 10, 2018. Watch for your invitation and RSVP early as the event will sell out!
MEN with CARING HEARTS!

The 16th annual Men With Caring Hearts Awards Luncheon celebrates male volunteers who make life better for those living in South Florida.

Every non-profit organization is given the opportunity to nominate a volunteer and 
BFF was very proud to have nominated Shaheer Hosh from Cristino Fine Jewelry for his continued dedication and support of our students and generosity to our agency.   Congratulations to all the outstanding nominees!  

You can scroll through our
pictures here
GRADUATIONS ARE COMING!
We have 14 high school seniors graduating this month  and we are so proud of their accomplishments, as they have  overcome tremendous obstacles to reac this milestone. We will be attending every one of their graduations and h ave a  few surprises in store for them that we think they will enjoy. Watch for next month's newsletter to read all about it!  

BFF BUSINESS SUPPORTERS!
There ar e many businesses that have been steadfast in their support and extremely generous in sponsoring BFF and our programs. We would like to take a moment to recognize their contributions:
    Mike Sipe Entertainment 
    Milestone College Prep
    Plum Productions
    Red Rock Printing


THANK YOU to Melody Spano and 100+ Women Who Care - South Florida, whose mission is to have a significant impact on our local community by raising money in an easy, efficient manner with no overhead or administrative costs.
Every chapter meets once per quarter, at which time each member has the chance to nominate a charity for donation. We were recently one of three charities randomly selected. We presented to the group, who then determines the recipient by majority vote and we won!
Thanks to all the women in this special group who voted for BFF. 
This support will greatly benefit all of the students in our program!

Morgan Stanley recently selected BFF as a recipient of their
Casual for a Cause program. They select a different charity each month - the employees put their nominations in a bucket and choose one. The employees get to dress down and donate to the selected charity.
Thank you to Elaine Weinberg for nominating us!
The Boca Rio Foundation  was formed in 2012 w ith the desire to help our local community  by giving back to non-profit organizations. Their  mission is TO FEED, CURE, EDUCATE, AND PROTECT those people in our c ounty who are in need.  We are honored to have been selected and greatly appreciate their support. 


Here is an easy way to support Best Foot Forward while you are shopping on Amazon.  It's easy and doesn't cost you a thing!

Just select Best Foot Forward as your charity, and Amazon will donate  0.5% of any eligible purchases to our agency. 

Click here to see how to link your Amazon account
to Best Foot Forward.
COMING UP...
SAVE the DATE!

Friday August 25, 2017
5:30-7:30
for the most fun event of the year:
Battle of the Bartenders
as part of the 
Boca Chamber Festival Days
                              at the
                                   Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel!

 
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