MIAMI –- (RealEstateRama) — More than 70 MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) members and peers will help feed dinner to 500 homeless residents on Tuesday, June 13 at the Chapman Partnership’s Downtown Miami Homeless Assistance Center.
“Chapman Partnership serves 5,000 homeless men, women and children each year,” said Coral Gables Realtor Christopher Zoller, the 2017 MIAMI Chairman of the Board. “This is a heartbreaking number as homelessness impacts every aspect of life. As Realtors, we are the heart of the community and we have a responsibility to give back. We hope our volunteerism will in some small way ease the plight of the homeless and inspire others to support the Chapman Partnership.”
The Chapman Partnership — which runs homeless assistance centers in Downtown Miami and Homestead — empowers the homeless population through access to care, a nurturing environment, life-skills training and more.
Chapman Partnership has a 64 percent success rate of empowering people from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Since 1995, the partnership has had more than 105,000 admissions, including 21,000 children in Miami-Dade County.
The MIAMI Realtors’ Dinner for the Homeless will begin with a tour of the Chapman Partnership’s Downtown Miami Homeless Assistance Center at 1550 North Miami Ave. The Realtors will then help in handing out the dinner, held from 5-7 p.m.
To learn more about the event, visit: www.MiamiRealtors.com/FeedtheHomeless
The community service event is one of many held by the Miami Realtors, the largest local Realtor association in the United States.
In January, the Miami Realtors awarded a $10,000 grant to Miami-Dade County Animal Services so local veterans can have help in caring for their pets. MIAMI provided its “Patriot Pets” grant through its participation in Florida Realtors’ 100 Years, 100 Families program.
MIAMI has also partnered with events to benefit the Ludlam Trail — the proposed conversion of an old Miami rail line into a six-mile-long bike path and park — and the Underline — the proposed 10-mile linear park and urban trail running below Metrorail from Brickell station to Dadeland South station.
In May, the MIAMI Realtors spearheaded a major beautification project of one of Miami Gardens’ busiest commercial corridors. MIAMI Realtors painted several dilapidated commercial buildings at the U.S. 441 corridor. The project will help the City of Miami Gardens as it prepares to host America’s most-watched sporting event: Super Bowl LIV in 2020.
The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) is also participating in community events to benefit charities in Palm Beach and Martin counties. JTHS-MIAMI collected 240 pounds of non-perishable food for the Palm Beach County Food Bank in April. It also collected more than 500 toys for local families in need and filled the wish lists of 38 local senior citizens as part of the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. The JTHS-MIAMI Leadership Academy recently held an event to benefit Place of Hope, a West Palm Beach group that provides family-style foster care.