Partners Newsletter Summer 2015
Volunteering at Chapman Partnership Just Got Easier Thanks to the INteractive VolunteerHub
Volunteers are the backbone of our mission at Chapman Partnership. Since we opened our doors in 1995, over 20,000 volunteers have given their time to help our homeless residents achieve self-sufficiency. Whether you are serving meals, hosting activities in the Family Resource Center or organizing a corporate day of service, volunteers continue to be an essential part of Chapman Partnership’s DNA.
To make volunteering easier, we are proud to announce the launch of VolunteerHub, our new volunteer management system! It is now easier than ever to schedule volunteer opportunities and impact the lives of the homeless. With this program, new and returning volunteers are able to see all available opportunities at a glance.
New volunteers can register online and sign up for an activity that best fits their schedules. User profiles have already been created for existing volunteer groups that will automatically check them in to their monthly meal service. VolunteerHub also allows volunteers to track the amount of hours completed and print out a log of their services. This is extremely beneficial for students and other volunteers completing community service hours.
Whether you are new to volunteering at Chapman Partnership or have been serving with us for years, check out our new, interactive calendar and sign up for your next volunteer opportunity today! Visit www.chapmanpartnership.org/volunteer
Chapman Partnership received a generous grant to implement VolunteerHub from VolunteerFlorida which aids organizations in increasing the capacity to recruit, manage, support and retain skills-based volunteers to serve in high-value assignments.
Chapman Partnership 1995-2015
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow A commitment to Empower the Homeless
6th Annual Take a Walk in Her Shoes
“Take a Walk in Her Shoes” is an opportunity to experience fashion history while honoring outstanding South Florida women and raising awareness to improve the lives of homeless women through Chapman Partnership’s programs. “Take a Walk in Her Shoes” is presented by Chapman Partnership’s Womenade Committee and is produced by C. Madeleine’s, directed by Danny Santiago with makeup and hairstyling by Rik Rak Salon. This year Womenade announced the Trish Bell Lifetime Leadership Award that will honor an individual who inspires and motivates others to achieve a greater vision of hope and opportunity for those most in need. 2015 HONOREES: Ana de Figueroa Cisneros, Nancy Hector, Lani Kahn Drody, Linda Levy Goldberg, Lilliam Machado, Jillian Posner, Trina Robinson, Alexandra Villoch and Allison Weiss Brady. 2015 Event Chairs were Bronwyn Miller, Irene Korge and Migna Sanchez-Llorens and the Honorary Chairs were Trish and Dan Bell. CBS4 TV personality Lisa Petrillo was the Master of Ceremonies. For more information please visit www.chapmanpartnership.org/womenade
Payless Gives® Supports Chapman Partnership
Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids distributed 200 pairs of new shoes to the children at our centers in the Spring. The children had a great time trying on shoes and picking out the ones that made them feel special. We are extremely grateful to partners like Payless ShoeSource who continues to put smiles on the children’s faces. Product donations from the Payless Gives® program total more than $1 million annually in free shoes for children of families in need.
Annual Volunteer Luncheon
Once a year we have the opportunity to honor our volunteers with a special luncheon. This year, more than 100 organizations were present and represented the more than 20,000 volunteers that have supported us since 1995. Our volunteers enable us to continue to carry out our mission daily. The volunteer of the year award was presented to south center volunteers Iliana & Danilo Barreiro and north center volunteer Pastor John White II. The Ray Goode Award was presented to Chapman Partnership board member Evan Rees.
Deloitte Impact Day at Chapman Partnership
For the third year in a row, Chapman Partnership has been selected as a site for the Deloitte Impact Day. About 100 Deloitte professionals spent the day at the north and south centers painting, folding, organizing clothes, and preparing and serving lunch to the residents. We appreciate Deloitte for making an IMPACT at our Centers!
“Miami Matters” Leadership Miami makes a Difference
The Greater Miami Chamber Team Miami Matters made a real difference in the Employment Program at the north and south centers. The Team hosted a career fair at each center, conducted four employability skills seminars, donated four computers and raised enough money to provide a scholarship fund for residents to attend training and certification programs. The Team’s collaborative effort left a lasting impression with residents and staff. In May, the Team was awarded the “Best Team Project” designation by the Chamber Leadership Academy for their efforts and success at Chapman Partnership.
Chapman Partnership News
Many Happy Hearts Foundation hosts 5th Annual Golf Classic
The 5th Annual Many Happy Hearts Golf Classic took place in April at the Melreese Country Club. Golfers enjoyed lunch before an early afternoon tee-time and finished the day with a BBQ dinner and awards ceramony. Former resident Desmond Mead thanked golfers for participating and shared his inspirational success story. Many thanks to the Many Happy Hearts Foundation for coordinating the event and to those who participated and made it one of the best golf tournaments to date.
Chapman Partnership Receives the Health Care Heroes Award
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce presented Chapman Partnership with the Health Care Heroes® Award at the May luncheon. Family Nurse Practitioner Jackie Master stated, “Everyone deserves access to quality healthcare, especially the homeless. At Hope Clinic at Chapman Partnership we are proud to be validated for what we do every day on behalf of our residents.”
nextgen 5th Annual KickBall
nextgen for Chapman Partnership kicked off spring with the 5th Annual Kickball Tournament at Peacock Park. The tournament took place on a beautiful South Florida day and was filled with food, fun and team spirit! nextgen hosted 6 teams including newcomers Northern Trust, Akerman and Victoria & Associates. Thank you to all of our generous sponsors: Yale Real Estate, Florida Title & Escrow, Yale Mortgage, Taylor & Mathis, Akerman, Cresa, Sibley Law, Sprout Loud, Victoria & Associates, WAKA, Coffee Break, Evian Water, Nestle, WQAM, The Big Cheese, Coola & Tommy Bahama Sunscreen, and a very special thank you to all players and supporters that participated this year.
nextgen Kentucky Derby Day Viewing Party
nextgen celebrated this year’s Kentucky Derby by hosting a fabulous viewing party at Smith & Wollensky Miami Southpoint. Ladies wore their Derby hats and the men sported seersucker suits while all enjoyed speciality crafted cocktails, bites, music and a silent auction. Many thanks to all of our wonderful partners and silent auction donors Tory Burch Bal Harbour, Aventura Mall, Redbike, Mickey Demos Boxing & Fitness, Gotham Cigars, Southern Wine & Spirits, West Elm, Smith & Wollensky, Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne, and Continental Flowers.
2015 Board of Trustees
Meetings are scheduled for 8 a.m at 1550 North Miami Avenue, unless otherwise advised.
Gift of Giving
Thanks to our Generous Donors (November 2014 – January 2015)
Questions? Contact Grace Ugalde-Wolpert at 305-329-3081 or email@example.com