Branches is all about helping kids become not just better students, but also better people. Recently one of their 4th Graders, Jessica, really wanted to buy the game Hungry Hungry Hippos from the Branches Bucks rewards store but she did not have enough points. A middle schooler named Monique, who does not even know Jessica well, overheard this and simply bought it for her. Jessica cried, it was so beautiful, and that’s what Branches is all about. Gala chairpersons Victoria & Jason Randolph believe strongly in this mission and support Branches through leadership and sponsorship of the organization and its endeavors. This past April, the Branches 18th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala & Online Auction, held virtually and attended by hundreds, celebrated the advancement of Branches’ mission of providing life-changing opportunities to families and children so they may break the cycle of poverty. The event was a huge success, raising over $400,000 thanks to its many generous sponsors and donors. This support helps Branches grow its footprint in providing opportunity and inspiration to more Miami families with each passing year; BranchesFL.org.