Established in 1960 as an overnight shelter driven by the tenet that every human being is deserving of love, respect and dignity, Camillus House has since exploded into a “system of care” altruistically altering the lives of thousands of Miamians every year. Buoyed by a bevy of volunteers from all walks of life, Community Relations Manager Alessandra Laricchia helps conduct this compassionate cascade into an effective philanthropic force that provides everything from thrice daily meals to vocational training for the less fortunate. First introduced to this charitable effort in high school, Laricchia gets a particular joy watching people acclimate to a place she considers home. “I love seeing volunteers come in, a little hesitant about what to expect, and learning to see the homeless as people,” she says. One point she drives home whenever given the opportunity? “Anything you read pales in comparison to what you see on our campus,” she says. “Come by and take a look!”; Camillus.org.
The joy of rescuing offers not only second chances but the ability to save lives and build bonds, transforming both human and canine destinies forever. Each rescue story echoes compassion and hope through wagging tails, grateful hearts and pure love.
Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, Miami Herbert Business School offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and grow. The graduates are thought-leaders who transform business, scholarship and lives. To celebrate them, We partnered with the school to present our annual “Go-Getters” feature, honoring current students and recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.