MIAMI – PhilanthroFest, a volunteer based organization that connects people, passion and philanthropy in South Florida, will hold their second annual outdoor festival showcasing over 100 South Florida non-profit organizations on Saturday, April 6 from Noon to 6 p.m. at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus.
During the free, large-scale community event, South Florida residents of all ages will have the opportunity to learn about philanthropic organizations and community resources in a family-friendly atmosphere while enjoying music, art, performance, demonstrations, vendors, food trucks, fun family activities courtesy of PhilanthroFest’s community partners. PhilanthroFest is the United State’s largest non-profit festival and a first of its kind.
The event takes place annually in April and is free and open to the public with the goal of connecting potential volunteers and donors to not-for-profit organizations while creating a fun, family friendly environment that promotes civic engagement, deepens community connections and sparks the philanthropic spirit of South Florida.
South Florida residents will learn more about valuable community resources while enjoyilng a great outdoor festival that includes music from South Florida favorites, PALO! and Day Musc Died, DJ Hank Justice tango and flamenco performances, drum circle, live theatre by Mobile Micro Theater, cooking demonstration by WokStar, yoga led by Rina, communtiy meditation by Hay House author, Jennifer Grace and more! Kids will also enjoy interactive exhibits and activities by Miami Science Museum and History Miami. With so much to see and do, event attendees will surely builld up an appetite! Fortunately, Burger Beast has ensured no one goes hungry by hosting the food truck rally featuring Latin Burger & Taco, Marlie’s Delights, Ms. Cheezious and Veggie Xpress.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Noon to 6:30 p.m.
Miami Dade College
300 NE 2nd Avenue
Attendees are encouraged to register at:
Event is free and open to the public.
PhilanthroFest Executive Director and co-founder attorney Estrellita S. Sibila was essential in creating strategic partnerships and securing funding and support for the event. “Our community is hungry for opportunities to take action, get involved and make a difference. At PhilanthroFest, we provide the platform for people, passion and philanthropy to connect. Our goal is to create an engaged South Florida community while strengthening the non-profits that are delivering critical services to our residents,” said Sibila.
In addition to support from City of Miami Mayor Regalado and Miami-Dade County Mayor Gimenez, PhilanthroFest has the support of many notable community leaders and organizations including The Knight Foundation, The Miami Foundation, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Miami Dade College, and many others.
“PhilanthroFest has been so well received by the community, it inspires us all,” said James Echols, co-founder of Life Is Art and PhilanthroFest; owner of Soul of Miami. “We are excited to be able to present the second annual PhilanthroFest this year. It is very gratifying to see all the people who support this effort to promote community engagement in South Florida.”
PhilanthroFest’s goal includes providing educational resources to non-profits in the areas of social media and on-line engagement, digital marketing and web development.
PhilanthroFest creates collaborations between public/private partners and industry experts to create the PhilanthroFest Non-Profit Community Engagement Institutes, educational workshops and hands-on learning opportunities that help strengthen non-profits’ communications strategy, donor loyalty and volunteer engagement. PhilanthroFest helps non-profits excel while connecting the community to their cause.
To learn more about PhilanthroFest, including volunteer and donation information, please visit www.PhilanthroFest.com.
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