Book Pals kicks off in September at the Humane Society of Broward County. It gives kids, ages 6-15, the chance to read to the dogs at the shelter. 

Love dogs and books? The Humane Society of Broward County introduces new reading program for youth

A new program called “Book Pals,” will kick off in September at the Humane Society of Broward County. Run through the education department, it allows kids to sign up for three-month sessions of reading to the dogs at the shelter.  Targeted at ages 6 to 15, kids in this unique program will get the chance to […]

The Hollywood Jaycees, community leaders and volunteers helped kids from the Children’s Home Society’s Foster Care Program and other children who reside in low-income households, stock up on school supplies and clothes at the annual Jaycee’s Children’s Back to School Shopping Spree.

Hollywood Jaycees assist kids in need with Back-To-School Shopping Spree

The Hollywood Jaycees and community volunteers, assisted more than 110 pre-selected children from the Children’s Home Society’s Foster Care Program, Hope South Florida’s Program that assists formerly homeless families to transition into independent housing, and other children who reside in low-income households, at the annual Jaycee’s Children’s Back to School Shopping Spree. The events were held […]

Dr. Ira Glazer, Isabella Glazer, Congressman Alcee Hastings with Dr. Marietta Glazer and Gabriella Glazer at the ceremony in Washington, D.C. to receive the Angel in Adoption™ award.

Bella’s Kinship Group to host free skating party for kids being raised by grandparents Aug. 27

When parents are unable to raise their children, grandparents often step in. In the U.S., there are millions of grandparents raising grandchildren. These families are often called “grandfamilies.” “The fact that there are 40,000 children in Broward County being raised by their grandparents and other family members is more than a statistic.” said Isabella Glazer, the co-founder […]

The Humane Society of Broward invites all to “Bark at the Park” with the Miami Marlins on Sunday, August 27, when the Marlins take on the San Diego Padres at Marlins Park.

Bark at the Park with Miami Marlins to benefit Humane Society of Broward County

Looking for something fun and exciting to do with your dog?  If so, join the Humane Society of Broward County Sunday, August 27 at “Bark at the Park” with the Miami Marlins. You and your well-mannered canine friend can show your support of the Miami Marlins as they take on the San Diego Padres at Marlins Park.  […]

I scream, you scream, summer campers love free Hoffman’s ice cream!

 Hoffman’s Chocolates delivered free ice cream to Art and Culture Center/Hollywood campers Hoffman’s Chocolates sent its “Sweet Ride” food truck to deliver free ice cream to the Art and Culture Center’s summer campers on Wednesday, June 28, at the Center’s three camp locations. In addition, Hoffman’s is offering all attendees to the Center’s Broadway Actors shows, Disney’s Beauty and […]

The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program's vision is to be a powerful and effective voice advocating for the best interests of Florida’s abused, abandoned and neglected children and be recognized and respected as a partnership of community advocates and professional staff.

Hollywood resident and retired police officer reaches out to troubled children as Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)

Meet Sergeant James Marshall, a Hollywood resident and retired police officer-turned Guardian Ad Litem (GAL). “I initially started in the 1970s to represent kids in domestic-related litigation cases,” Marshall said. “GAL is about being a voice in court for Florida’s abused, neglected and abandoned children.” Marshall, who is retired with 33 years of service from […]

At the end of camp, Richt asked the players if they wanted to play in high school, college and professional football. Richt said when he considers a player for his team, he looks at whether they can play a position well enough to help the team win, and if they get good grades.

University of Miami coach runs football practice at Hollywood Police Athletic League youth camp

A group of young and upcoming football players got together for a morning football camp at the Hollywood PAL athletic field. The camp was run by University of Miami Head Football Coach Mark Richt and many of his assistant football coaches. The players, all middle-school age and below, participated in basic football drills much in […]

Over 800 participants ‘walk the talk’ for the Epilepsy Foundation on Hollywood Beach

Held at Hollywood’s North Beach Park, more than 800 walkers participated in this year’s Epilepsy Foundation of Florida’s (EFOF) Signature Walk the Talk for Epilepsy event to help spread awareness. Participants included Assistant Mayor of Bal Harbor, Seth Salver; South Broward Hospital District Commissioner Karen Harrington; and Channel 10’s Nicole Perez. “More than $72,000 was […]

Photo by Carlos Perez

Party like an animal at the Humane Society

Looking for a birthday party idea that combines fun, giving to charity and adorable puppies? Well then, you’re barking up the right tree. Humane Society of Broward County (HSBC) has long been known as a compassionate animal shelter and adoption agency for unwanted and stray animals, but how did birthday parties get added to their services? “Parties came […]

Past presidents of the Hollywood Florida Scholarship Foundation at luncheon to honor past presidents.

Hollywood, Florida Scholarship Foundation helps local college-bound students

The Hollywood, Florida Scholarship Foundation honored past presidents and new board members during a recent luncheon at the Club at Emerald Hills. “We are doing this to provide hope to our future leaders,” said Patricia Chukerman, president of the Foundation. “We want to help our young people.” Past presidents from over the years enjoyed spending […]

Photo by Carlos Perez

‘Chief of Clown Services’ cheers up children for over 22 years at Joe DiMaggio’s

Nine-year-old Bella Rose Olson was born with a condition that meant oral surgery may be in her near future. Bella’s family lives in Downtown Miami but her insurance did not offer an oral surgeon whose qualifications they felt comfortable with. “I started investigating pediatric oral surgeons in Broward and was fortunate enough to learn of Jason […]

Broward Outreach Center to host ‘Thanksgiving on Good Friday’ block party for homeless

On Good Friday, April 14, the Miami Rescue Mission | Broward Outreach Centers will hold the annual “Thanksgiving on Good Friday” Block Party for the homeless and hungry families of South Florida from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Along with a sit down Thanksgiving meal, volunteers with wash the feet of the homeless and needy […]