For Give Miami Day a couple in Pinecrest kicked it up a notch buy throwing a cocktail party on Give Miami Day in support of After-School All-Stars, South Florida, a local chapter of the national organization, serving middle school youth. The home is owned by UBS Private Wealth Management Advisor Jared Kaplan and his wife Melanie Kaplan. Did the party help increase the amount of donations? You bet. Last year, $30,000 dollars were raised on Give Miami Day for After-School All-Stars and this year with the cocktail party to inspire more giving, nearly $60,000 was raised!
Founded in 1992 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is a leading national provider of year-round, school-based, tuition-free comprehensive afterschool programs. The organization’s mission is to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life. Every school day, students in low-income communities have access to free programs that offer academic support, enrichment opportunities, and health and fitness activities. Over 73,000 children from 19 U.S. regions benefit: Atlanta, Bay Area, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Newark, New York, North Texas, Orlando, Philadelphia, Puget Sound, San Antonio, South Florida, Tampa, Toledo, and Washington, D.C. #GiveMiamiDay @ASASsouthfl
Photos by: Brittany Robey