FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – On Friday, December 7th, some of Broward’s top community and business leaders will don aprons to serve as “celebrity waiters” at the 12th Annual Breakfast for Champions of the Homeless event, the proceeds of which will support efforts to reduce homelessness in Broward County. Hosted by Broward Partnership for the Homeless (BPHI) and the Downtown Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the perennially sold-out power breakfast will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the dining room at BPHI’s center on the Huizenga Family Campus near downtown Fort Lauderdale.
More than 200 guests are expected to attend the event, where celebrity waiters aim to dazzle with their serving skills and compete to earn the most “tips” to benefit BPHI. There is no charge for admission, but guests are required to purchase “BPHI tip money” in advance.
During the breakfast BPHI will also present the 2012 Champion of the Homeless Award to BB&T in recognition of the company’s commitment to helping the homeless through generous financial support and the volunteer efforts of its employees. The 2012 BPHI Special Recognition Award will be presented to Carolyn Michaels, Executive Vice President of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, for her outstanding contributions and tireless efforts on the host committee of the annual breakfast since its inception.
The 12th Annual Breakfast for Champions of the Homeless is made possible by the support of presenting sponsor Florida Power & Light Company and additional support from the Leo Goodwin Foundation, Sun Sentinel, Publix Super Markets, Inc. and Mark Vacker Photography.
Proceeds will assist Broward Partnership for the Homeless in providing emergency shelter, food and comprehensive services at the Broward County Central Homeless Assistance Center on the Huizenga Family Campus, a 200-bed emergency housing facility that serves more than 1,200 homeless men, women and children annually.
Seating for the breakfast is very limited. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Berne Teeple, Director of Development, at (954) 832-7037 or firstname.lastname@example.org.