Delray Beach, FL – Milagro Center kicked off its 5th Annual Haircuts for the Holidays Event on Friday, December 1st at Milagro Center amidst holiday fun, festivities, and musical performances. Following four years of overwhelmingly positive feedback from the families and community, Milagro Center’s 2017 event was even more robust and action-packed. While the central activity focused on free haircuts and styling for Milagro Center’s children and their family members, compliments of Florida Barber Academy and several independent hairdressers, the event also included a variety of other free family-centered fun and health and safety activities.
Professional photographer Steve Bercovitch of Photo Pro Boca provided free holiday portraits; and community services included free dental screenings by the mobile dental unit from Genesis Dental; vision and hearing screenings by Genesis Community Health; behavioral health info from Healthier Delray Beach; and budgeting and credit counseling information provided by CreditGUARD of America. The children enjoyed face painting and balloon art by the Boca Pointe Clowns On Call; DJ entertainment by DJ Fono; and exciting and informative demonstrations by the Delray Beach Police K-9, SWAT, and motorcycle units and Delray Beach Fire Rescue; plus a party of its own with the Delray Police Party Truck. And, back by popular demand, the jam-packed sidewalk sale offering gently used household items and clothing priced at $2.00 each. The exciting event was highlighted by outstanding musical instrument, singing, and dance performances by our Milagro Center STARS. More than 200 children and adults were in attendance.
Milagro Center serves over 100 school-age children and teens living in the local Delray Beach area. “The low-income working families we serve struggle to meet basic necessities,” said Barbara Stark, Milagro Center’s President/CEO. “We are thrilled to be able to offer our children and families an evening of pampering, fun, and important health services just in time for the holidays.”
This event was generously sponsored by DPR Construction was made possible through the many Delray Beach and Palm Beach County corporate, service, and organizational collaborations Milagro Center has formed year-round. “While the spirit of giving is evident all year, the year-end holidays always seem to enhance that spirit even more,” continued Stark. “Milagro Center is excited to host an event that can assist our families with some small portion of their holiday expenses and, at the same time, give them information that can keep them safe and healthy all year-long, all wrapped up in an evening of family fun, food, music and laughter.”
About Milagro Center
Milagro Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is an arts and education program that nurtures the seeds of creativity, builds an indestructible sense of self worth, and inspires youth to reach their fullest potential. Milagro, which means “miracle” in Spanish, serves disadvantaged, undervalued children, teens, and families throughout South Florida. The Center’s four goals are to ensure academic success, promote the arts, teach inclusion while embracing diversity, and create strong individuals who positively impact their communities. Please visit the website at www.milagrocenter.org, become a Facebook fan of “The Milagro Center”, and follow Milagro Center on Twitter @MilagroCenter.