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News & Events

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.

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

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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Center For Homeless Raises $14 Million

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Miami Herald, The (FL)
1997-04-12
Section: Local
Edition: State
Page: 3B

The Community Partnership for the Homeless reached a milestone on Thursday and promptly set their sights on another.

The nonprofit agency that operates the Homeless Assistance Center in Overtown announced $2 million in pledges from five major donors at its monthly board meeting. The new contributions pushed the partnership past its $13.6 million fundraising goal to $14 million. Partnership board chairman Alvah Chapman then raised the bar again, setting a new fundraising goal of $16.5 million. The proceeds will help pay for construction and operating costs at the partnership's second Homeless Assistance Center planned for Homestead.

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Outstanding Volunteers Recognized

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Miami Herald, The (FL)
1997-04-09
Section: Local
Edition: Final
Page: 3B

A social worker, prosecutor, teacher and two police officers will be among 10 civil servants honored tonight as the 1997 winners of the Green Family Foundation American Values Award.

The award, sponsored by the foundation and created through the United Way of Dade County, annually recognizes 10 outstanding ``rank-and-file'' public-service employees who also do volunteer work in the community. ``Our honorees exemplify the values of integrity, courage, respect and service to others, the kind of American values that have made this country great,'' said Steven Green, who started the Green Family Foundation with his wife Dorothea to support community and national service initiatives. ``By honoring these extraordinary individuals and their exemplary record of service, we hope to salute all public-service employees who make our communities healthier, safer and more caring places to live.''

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