I hope you are having a great New Year thus far. How time flies – can you believe it’s already February! It’s the month of romance and love so Happy Valentine’s month. If you’re not sure what to get your valentine don’t forget to check out our Valentine Raffle. For only $10 you can enter a chance to win a dinner, flowers, chocolates and more for your loved one.
I hope this month and always you are surrounded by love.
Until next time,
DTD Director of Security
The Dream Girls Society hosted their annual membership drive and Holiday Boutique. It was a fun event with many amazing vendors such as Silpada Jewelry, Charm Chick, Britto & Brighton, Decoupage Hand Made Gifts, Mary Kay, Collectible Barbies and Stampin' Studio.
The Dream Girls Society continues to welcome and encourage new members to become part of an organization with a unique approach to providing uplifting programs and services. Dream Girls Society not only helps with fund raising but “friend raising” as well. A small annual membership fee helps underwrite meeting costs and comes with many incentives. Join a vibrant group of charitable professionals who work together to help families heal………one retreat at a time!
On Wednesday, Feb. 26 Community Champion honorees Bill and Joe Feinberg will be hosting the official kick off party to Community Champions at their elegant and beautiful Allied Kitchen and Bath design center. Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as we celebrate Bill and Joe and gear up for Community Champions, which will be on Thursday, April 24 at B Ocean Ft. Lauderdale. There is a $25 donation for the Feb. 26 event that will also boast silent and live auctions.
The 3rd annual Red Hot and In Style event featuring some of Ft. Lauderdale’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes took place on Thursday, January 23.
Guests had an opportunity to meet this elite group of men and women, who featured date packages, such as Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake concert tickets, Miami Heat and Panthers tickets, private yacht outings, comedy show tickets and Wellington polo tickets.
A very special thank you to our Red Hot sponsors including The Rubin Group, Bluegreen Vacations, Alison Wiener, City Furniture, Forté Properties, Doorstep Delivery Ft. Lauderdale, Sports and Promotional Specialties, Dan Rakofsky Photography and event host B Ocean Ft. Lauderdale.
Planning Committee members include co-chairs Alison Wiener, Kelly Edwards & Blake Babila, along with Gena Bofshever, Adam Davis, Lauren Heunis, Amy Kilcoyne, Deana Licata, Kim Price and Michelle Wihbey.
Please join us in welcoming Krista Shepherd to our Dream Team. Krista is originally from Vero Beach but recently moved back to Florida from Chicago. She graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with a BS in Business Administration. She is our new Fundraising/Development Manger, and she’s excited to meet all of you and help us continue to grow Deliver the Dream.
You can reach Krista at: email@example.com
The Mohlman-Shidaker family from Lake Worth attended the October 11-13, 2013 cerebral palsy retreat. Rachel, mom, Garrett, dad and Riley age 3 enjoyed the quality time they spent together.
“It was really nice to get away from it all”.
This month we would like to recognize Steve Bruck as our volunteer of the month. Steve is not only the husband of Rae Bruck, Deliver the Dream’s Executive Administrator, but also an amazing wood worker! Steve has dedicated many hours to Deliver the Dream by masterly crafting the trophies for both our Strike-a-Win for Families and our Turkey Bowl Bowling Tournaments. Steve is truly gifted and we are so glad he is putting his talent to good use with Deliver the Dream. Thanks Steve!!
Families who have a child with spina bifida at the FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City, FL
Families who have a child with an autism spectrum disorder or related disability at the Cerveny Conference Center in Live Oak, FL
INTERESTED IN ATTENDING OR REFERING A FAMILY TO ONE OF OUR 2014 RETREATS?
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January 29 - February 7
Online Valentine’s Day Holiday Raffle. Raffle for a gift basket full of goodies perfect for your Valentine. Raffle tickets are $10 each and can be purchased off of DTD’s website through PayPal. Winner will be contacted on February 7th.
Click here to purchase tickets: http://deliverthedream.org/get-involved/holiday-raffle
This month we would like to spotlight Forté Properties. For four-and-a-half decades, Forté Properties has developed, owned and managed real estate in Miami-Dade County's premier urban locations. Vice President, Bradley Forté has been a huge supporter of our Red Hot & In Style event for the past two years and really enjoys attending the event every year.
Thank you Bradley and Forté Properties for your support!
On Tuesday, March 11 join Deliver the Dream at the American Fine Wine Competition Wine Carnival Presented by The Sonoma House in Boca Raton. It will be an evening filled with fun carnival games all centered around the tasting and enjoyment of delicious fine wines. Games will include Ring the Wine Bottle, Toss the Ping Pong Ball into the wine glass, Pull a Winning Cork, and other games. In between the game booths will be wine tables- supplied by Total Wines- our retail wine sponsor. An AFWC table will be pouring very special wines from last year’s competition and you can expect surprise tastings from visiting wineries. Enjoy delicacies from local restaurants paired the fabulous wines. You can win a spot at the Consumer Challenge Table and see how much you really know about wine!
Tickets are $50. Silent auction/raffle proceeds will benefit us! Buy your tickets by calling 954.564.3512.
On Friday, April 4 the American Fine Wine Competition Gala will be held with proceeds to benefit us as well! It will be hosted by the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The Gala is a night of pure indulgence and discovery. Guests will visit “Winery Tasting Rooms” and taste the top award winning wines of the competition poured for them by those people who produced it- the winemakers! Stroll through the hundreds of wine baskets at the silent auction- each bottle signed by the winemaker- and bid on your favorites. Visit the Premium Bottle Auction and pull a winning cork- win a very special bottle that has been donated by one of our judges, a collector, a vintner or an area restaurant. Participate in the live auction, emcee and auctioneer Alan Kalter (from Late Night with Letterman) will be auctioning off fabulous complete trips to wine country, a New York experience, and other amazing auction lots. A sit-down five course gourmet feast (including the Reception), prepared by the Chefs of the Boca Raton Resort, will be created to pair with the 600+ wines from the competition- all of which will be poured for you at your table by 50 volunteer “Wine Angels”.
Tickets are $300. If interested, please contact Christie at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thank you to Negley Flinn Foundation for your continued support of our mission.
Thank you to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. We participated in their "Holiday Night Lights Tree Trimming" event. Our tree was up for the entire month of December for everyone to enjoy.
Thank you to Little Smiles for continuing to support Deliver the Dream.
Erick, our incredible nine year old hero, continues to raise money with his “Hugs for Hope” campaign. His goal is to raise funds to give each child at one of our retreats a Hope the Bear teddy and raise awareness in our community.
Erick was recently featured in the Sun Sentinel. Check out the article here: http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-01-31/news/fl-cn-flcharacter-0202-20140131_1_sick-children-teddy-bear-davie-grade
You can also donate to his cause HERE