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.
Inspired by visionary artist Antuan Rodriguez’s Water Codes collection, this editorial invites you to immerse yourself in a world where the human body forms a profound connection with our most precious element. Through this fusion, we celebrate the essence of life itself.
The holiday spirit was alive and well in Miami as festive events, private soirees and community cheer spread throughout the urban core and beyond.