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Juana la Iguana, an entertainment and learning platform that instills educational and global values to children in Spanish and English, has been selected by the Miami Children’s Museum to debut its new musical, The Mystery of Musical Notes. The premiere will take place during Hispanic Heritage Month showcasing the lovable Juana la Iguana, created over a decade ago in Venezuela and now a well-renowned TV personality in all Latin America. Now, the popular character comes to Miami to inspire, educate and encourage children to build a kinder world.
High-end home furnishings and interior design firm, Robb & Stucky, in partnership with Douglas Elliman and Aleren Boutique, hosted a fashion show fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The event, Team Victoria's Runway, featured a fashion show starring 10-year-old Victoria, a brave patient of the hospital who has been battling a rare brain tumor during the past two years. With her incredible strength of spirit, grace, poise and persistence, Victoria has made it her mission to help other children and give back to the hospital that has helped her - St. Jude. Pictured: Edith Orlansky, Oscar Moreno, Ana Pierce, Maria-Elena Holguin, Sandra Spiro, Victoria Rubio, Amy Leverick, Deborah Dawson, Ana Cayeiro, Lazaro Merzner and Madeline Rodriguez.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU announces a major donation by Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) of 57 artworks from its collection, featuring serigraphs, paintings and mixed media works by forty artists and masters from throughout Latin America and the US. Works include Cundo Bermudez, Coqui Calderon, Humberto Calzada, Antonia Guzman, Wifredo Lam, Rafael Soriano and Fernando De Szyszlo. Many of the gifted works will be part of the new exhibition Reflections of the Americas: New Acquisitions from the Collection of Univision (September 23 through January 3, including Art Basel season). Pictured: Detail from Rafael Soriano serigraph.
For the past 25 years, Neighbors 4 Neighbors has used the power of television to connect those in need with those who can help. This milestone of community service has been featured in an hour-long anniversary special on CBS 4, highlighting the history of the nonprofit organization, the people behind it and those stories that touched our hearts and lives. Broadcast on location from the HistoryMiami Museum as it hosted the exhibit, “Hurricane Andrew - 25 Years Later”, the humble beginnings in 1992 of Neighbors 4 Neighbors has evolved into South Florida’s most extensive people-to-people assistance network. Neighbors 4 Neighbors now supports over 300 nonprofit organizations, has created its own signature programs and has facilitated and delivered more than $20 million in aid to South Florida residents in need.
Paws 4 You Rescue's Casino Night at UM's Newman Alumni Center raised $80,000 to continue its mission to rescue, treat and find permanent homes for our community's homeless pets. Emceed by Dave Barry (who has adopted a rescue dog), the 250 guests paid tribute to Donna Shalala and her rescue dog Sweetie. Event sponsor Jeffrey Feiler raised $23,000 on the spot when he challenged guests to help him replace the doggie doors at the kennel. Pictured: Supporters Jeffrey Feiler, Norma Jean Abraham and Patricia Cloherty; Paws 4 You Director Carol Caridad; Emcee Dave Barry; and Honoree Donna Shalala.
The Humane Society of Greater Miami happily found homes for 83 pets at its Soffer and Fine Adoption Center during Clear the Shelters, a national pet adoption campaign. Launched in 2017 and spearheaded by NBC Universal - locally NBC 6 and Telemundo 51, Clear the Shelters has resulted in more than 137,000 nationwide pet adoptions! Pictured: Bosco, the Humane Society’s senior dog, who had been at the shelter for close to five months, with his new family.
The Miami Foundation's 14-month leadership program is open to individuals 5 to 15 years into their careers who live and work in Miami-Dade. Candidates are sought who demonstrate strong community leadership, passion for Greater Miami and dedication to shape its future. Pictured: Miami Fellows Class VII during an education leadership learning lab.
Brightline joined the City of Miami, the Overtown Neighborhood Enhancement Team and a host of other sponsors to provide more than 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to Overtown students getting ready to go back to school. At the event children and adults took the pledge to stay safe around railroad tracks, which is part of Brightline's safety initiative as it gets closer to launching new passenger rail service along Florida's East Coast. Brightline, the only privately funded intercity, express train service in the U.S., will connect the communities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, with its MiamiCentral mobility hub partially located in Overtown.
The Paris Saint-Germain Foundation arranged an intimate visit to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital With several international players spending time with young patients. Javier Pastore, Giovani Lo Celso, Kevin Trapp and Thiago Motta visited five young patients before taking part in a series of fun workshops with other children in the hospital. The Foundation has been very active in Miami to spread their global ‘Dream Bigger’ philosophy to young people.
Former HEAT player, Mark Strickland (pictured) inspired kids in the After School All Stars Summer Camp called Camp Hoop Heroes. The kids got to shoot hoops on the HEAT's private practice court at the AAA and eat dinner in the private Player's Lounge. Covanta Energy contributed $20,000 to the program that serves middle school kids from Title 1 schools.