Thomas Armour Youth Ballet raised $18,961 in the inaugural Give Miami Day. The funding has been used to provide training and scholarships for more than 1,100 youth in their program.
Philanthropy in Miami is different. We don’t have the generations of family wealth found in the Northeast or 100-year-old nonprofit institutions backed by enormous endowments. But we do have a vision. More and more Miamians are taking a vested interest in this city’s future, and as the creative class plants their roots here, they’re fanning a spark of civic engagement into a roaring blaze. Give Miami Day is their chance to ignite this city’s generous spirit.
On their 15th birthday Locust Projects has good reason to celebrate! They recently moved into a new 5,000 square foot exhibition space at a prime location in the burgeoning Design District (near the delicious Harry’s Pizzeria) and they have new projects in the horizon.
Chana Budgazad Sheldon, Executive Director, took the time to tell me about the organization’s mission, show me the space and some recent Locust Projects: rainbows in bus shelters, a subtropical paper wilderness, and recycled vinyl art.
Out of the Closet the World’s Most Fabulous Thrift Store proudly generates income that helps fund the medical services AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) that provide free HIV testing and counseling support to the commubity.
For a our new thrift series we’re giving you the scoop on our favorite local thrift shops. For the premiere feature we sat down with Ralphie from the Biscayne Boulevard location (this particular one is definitely the worlds most fabulous) for a quick chat.