United Way of Broward County

20th Annual Day of Caring Project Announcement

Natalie Horowitz
August 8, 2011

United Way of Broward County announces the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center as the recipient of its 20th Annual Day of Caring. The project will take place on Friday, October 21, 2011 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the recovery center’s Pembroke Pines headquarters.

This year’s Day of Caring project will focus on giving the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center much-needed facility improvements by painting apartments, re-vamping a playground, landscaping and much more. United Way of Broward County expects nearly 1,000 volunteers to participate, as well as many corporate community partners.

“We are so happy to help the women at the center by providing them a beautiful place to live during their recovery,” Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., President and CEO of United Way of Broward County. “These women are making a tremendous effort to turn their lives around and building the foundation for a better life for their children. I can’t think of a better way to spend our 20th Annual Day of Caring than transforming the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center.”

“The families that we serve and the staff are so excited about United Way’s Day of Caring,” said Marsha Currant, CEO of The Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center. “After six years and hundreds of families served, our beautiful campus needs a facelift.  We are so grateful to United Way of Broward County and all the wonderful volunteers for helping make this a great place for families to live, heal and play together!”

The Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center was selected for this project by United Way of Broward County’s Day of Caring Committee volunteers, lead by volunteer co-chairs Nelson Fernandez of ANF Group and Bill Manzie of Memorial Healthcare System. Each year, all Broward County non-profits and municipalities are welcome to apply for the Day of Caring project.

There are several ways to participate in Day of Caring:
1. Volunteer
2. Make a donation or sponsor a group
3. Text UNITED to 50555 to give $10*
4. Tell a friend

To volunteer or support United Way of Broward County’s 20th Annual Day of Caring, please visit www.unitedwaybroward.org or call (954) 462-4850 ext. 119.

*$10 will be added to your mobile phone bill/deducted from your prepaid account. Message and data rates may apply. Reply STOP to 50555 to stop. Full terms:  mGive.org/terms-of-service.aspx

About Day of Caring
Day of Caring was established to promote the spirit and value of volunteerism, increase awareness of local human service agencies and schools, and demonstrate what people working together for the community can accomplish. Each year, hundreds of volunteers from local businesses, schools and community groups lend their time, talents and energy to Day of Caring projects that make a difference in our community.

About United Way of Broward County
United Way of Broward County is a volunteer driven, community-based, non-profit organization servicing Broward County for more than 70 years. United Way of Broward County mission is to focus and unite the entire community to create significant lasting change in the impact areas of education, income and health, the building blocks for a better life, which positively impacts people’s lives. United Way of Broward County is the catalyst for change and convener of partnerships that unite the hearts, minds, and resources within the Broward community. For more information, visit www.unitedwaybroward.org.

About the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center
The Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center’s mission is to transform families by providing help, hope and healing for mothers and their children to live responsible, drug-free lives. United Way of Broward County funds the Stop the Cycle program which provides marketing, job development, job placement and retention skills services to assist women in securing employment and thus stable income. Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center, is a 501(c) (3) private non-profit organization that was founded by the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale in response to the critical lack of supportive services including for recovering women with children in Broward County. In September of 1995 the first house was opened with five (5) mothers and six (6) children. In October of 1996, the Junior League officially turned the project over to the newly formed Susan B. Anthony Center’s Board of Directors. Today, the Center has the capacity to serve sixty-two (62) families in its new facilities in Pembroke Pines, Florida.


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