The Fits, Stilettos and Lipstick (SSL) Basis is partnering with the Fort Lauderdale Black Police Officers Affiliation (FLBPOA) for its twenty first Annual John & Elizabeth’s Toy Drive and Fundraiser. The annual Toy Drive program started within the house of Dr. Elizabeth King, LCSW, founder and chief inspiration officer of SSL, and her late husband, John Weaver, who was a well-respected businessman and former president of the Central Seaside Alliance in Fort Lauderdale. This system has collected and distributed over 70,000 toys to deserving kids in the neighborhood. Though John misplaced his battle with most cancers in 2018, Dr. King has continued her dedication to holding her husband’s legacy alive by the Toy Drive.
“We’re excited to be collaborating this 12 months with the Fort Lauderdale Black Police Officers Affiliation to increase our attain to as many kids as doable,” Dr. King says.
The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Seaside Resort would be the title sponsor and can host the Toy Drive and Fundraiser cocktail reception on Dec. 12. Different main sponsors and neighborhood companions embrace Elev8, North Seaside Village Resort (NBV), FedEx, The Foreman-Cook dinner Group at Morgan Stanley, Central Seaside Alliance, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Affiliation and Life-style Media Group.
To assist the toy drive and fundraiser, the general public and space companies are inspired to contemplate sponsorships, non-public donations, toy donations, bid on silent public sale gadgets, volunteer, and register to attend the occasion. These ought to contact Elena Hershey, SSL director of enterprise growth, at [email protected] The web silent public sale begins on Nov. 25 and can run by the top of the drive on Dec. 12. Tickets for the Toy Drive cocktail reception are accessible right here. FLBPOA, in partnership with SSL, will distribute donated toys to chose Broward County Public Faculties within the days following the cocktail reception.