Miami Bridge Launches Into The Future With A Successful Annual Gala

More than 300 business leaders, philanthropists and youth advocates attended the fundraiser.

Online PR News – 29-April-2016 – Miami/Florida – Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Inc. humbly thanks our guests and sponsors for their support of our amazing ‘Galactic Nights … Launching Into The Future’ gala, inspired by Miami Bridge’s recent 30th Anniversary and our plans to expand our services to more children and youth in crisis.

Their generosity and enthusiasm made our signature fundraising event a tremendous success, as well as one of our best parties to date. More than 300 business leaders, philanthropists and youth advocates attended our fundraiser on Saturday, April 23rd. Guests enjoyed dancing to the music of DJ Laz while experiencing exotic entertainment such as Galactic dancers, an LED dancing robot, a psychic reader, a mixology bar and much more. The futuristic gala took place at Lou La Vie Gallery, one of the trendiest venues in downtown Miami.

Top-tier sponsors of the event included Miami-Dade County Commissioner Juan Carlos Zapata as well as Bacardi, Brown & Brown and Coastal Construction.

Your support helps to change the lives of our youth, who arrive at the Bridge escaping violence, abuse, neglect and human trafficking. Miami Bridge is Miami-Dade County’s only 24-hour shelter for children and teens ages 10 to 17. Last year, Miami Bridge served nearly 600 youth and offered counseling to more than 550 families.

Operation of our shelters in Miami and Homestead costs about $8,500 per day. Your contributions provide counseling, on-site education, trained clinical staff, health services, food, basic necessities, bed sheets and clothes for kids who arrive at our door with nothing. Thanks to our friends and supporters, we can continue to provide a safe place to our youth in crisis. Every penny donated to Miami Bridge helps keep another child off the streets, and more importantly, gives them hope.

About Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services

For nearly 30 years, the Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services Inc. has been Miami-Dade County\'s only 24-hour emergency shelter for at-ricks children and youth ages 10 to 17. Miami Bridge, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, operates two shelters in Miami and Homestead. Besides providing emergency housing for youth in crisis, Miami Bridge also provides trauma-informed services to teens escaping violence, crime, abuse, neglect and human trafficking. Miami Bridge shelters more than 550 youth and counsels more than 550 families every year. For more information on how to support Miami Bridge, contact Marlys Johnson 305.636.3520.