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10 Honored With Annual United Way Award

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Miami Herald, The (FL)
1999-04-04
Section: Neighbors WE
Edition: Final
Page: 22WE

A Miami-Dade police lieutenant, six public school educators, a clinical social worker, a domestic violence specialist and a college professor were among the 10 public servants who won the fourth annual United Way Green Family Foundation American Values Award. The award recognizes public service workers for their excellence on the job and willingness to go beyond their normal duties to serve the community. Each winner got $5,000 from the Green Family Foundation.

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Fund-raiser for Children

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Miami Herald, The (FL)
1998-09-20
Section: Neighbors NE
Edition: Final
Page: 25

The Children's Council, a new leadership group for the University of Miami Department of Pediatrics, will be the host for ``A Night to Remember,'' a fund-raising event which also will honor supporters who have contributed more than $100,000.

Honorees will be the Children's Health Fund; The Coulter Family; Green Family Foundation; Health Foundation of South Florida; The Miami Heat Outreach Charitable Fund and the United Way of Miami-Dade County.

The event will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Morton's of Chicago, The Steakhouse, 17399 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach. Tickets are $100 per person and include a buffet dinner and open bar. Proceeds will go to the UM Pediatric Mobile Clinic.

For tickets and reservations, call Vicky Castro, 305-243-3956.

Nurses's Victory a Magical Moment Values Award Winner Takes Homeless Kids to Disney World

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Miami Herald, The (FL)
1998-08-27
Section:
Local
Edition: Final
Page: 1B

Bessie Garrett is so accustomed to brightening other peoples' lives that when she won $5,000 for her community service, she knew what she would do: Give it back.

On Wednesday, she took 41 homeless children and 15 of their mothers to Walt Disney World for two days of fun. Garrett, using her full award, picked up the tab for all of them. ``When she got up to accept the award she said, `I want to use this to send some kids to Disney World, and we just said, `Oh, my!' '' said Kimberly Green, director of the Green Family Foundation of Miami, which gave her its American Values Award in April. The United Way also funded the award.

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Good Hearts, Good Eats Reap Rewards 10 Earn Awards From United Way

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Miami Herald, The (FL)
1998-03-22
Section: Neighbors NE
Edition: Final
Page: 1

A dying, homeless AIDS patient taught Bessie Garrett the key to helping people in the streets: gain their respect. So Garrett, who lives in Bay Harbor Islands, spent the past four years working in the streets, carefully earning the trust of the homeless to get them health care.

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Giving For The Arts, Education

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Miami Herald, The (FL)
1997-04-30
Section: Editorial
Edition: Final
Page: 10A

A boost for FIU and community service.

If giving is more satisfying than receiving, then Dorothea and Steven Green must know satisfaction well. Long before luminaries praised civic service and volunteerism at the Presidents' Summit for America's Future in Philadelphia, the Greens have been major supporters of good works, both nationally and here on their home grounds in South Florida.

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