Branches Back to School Bash scheduled at U. Miami, Aug, 8


Branches — a local non-profit dedicated to providing essential services and life-changing opportunities to children, youth and families — will celebrate its third annual Back to School Bash at the University of Miami’s Newman Alumni Center in Coral Gables on Thursday, Aug, 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.

More than 100 guests are expected to attend and help raise funds so Branches’ Grow and Climb programs’ children and youth can go back to school well-equipped and ready to learn.

“Nearly 60 percent of families in our community are struggling to make ends meet. Branches serves to create opportunities for these children and their families, and with generous support from our community, we know that our students will be able to succeed in school and ultimately attain a higher quality of life,” said Brent McLaughlin, executive director of Branches.

The Back to School Bash guests are sure to enjoy DJ Mayner, as well as wine and beer and delicious appetizers and treats provided by the featured restaurants which include: California Pizza Kitchen, dbakers Sweet Studio, Devon Seafood Grill, Misha’s Cupcakes, Pisco Y Nazca, Seasons 52, Titanic Brewery and Vicky’s Bakery.

At the event, guests also will be able to build a backpack as well as write a note of encouragement for a Branches student in need. Cost to attend the event is a $35 donation online or $40 at the door.

The third annual Back to School Bash is made possible thanks to “Best in Class” sponsor Simply Healthcare, “Gold Star” sponsor Team FootWorks, and “Apple” sponsors Alan Goldfarb PA, Plaza Construction, Kathy and Scott Howard, and Missy and Jim Morgan.

For more details, visit or contact Isabelle Pike at 305-442-8306, ext. 1002 or

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