A sense of playful mischief filled the Clubs as our members retreated to a room and created personalized Mother’s Day gift boxes for the mother figure in their lives. The children were able to choose from an array of beauty products, candles, perfumes and other soothing items and each box was then topped off with a mini Hoffman’s chocolate heart and a small greeting card that the children would fill out once they got home.
This event not only ensures that our Club members have the opportunity to gift their mother figure with a heartfelt thank you in recognition of all of the love, support and guidance they receive, but it also supports our Art with a Heart program. Each year our Clubs hold an art contest connected to this event, and the winning artwork is used to create the gift boxes. We expanded this year’s art competition and created an original greeting card featuring a member’s artwork and a member’s original poem, as well. Each of our 3 winning artists and our 1 winning poet received a Target gift card in recognition of their artistic achievement.
Because of our amazing donors and volunteers, over 2,500 Mother’s Day gift boxes were given out by club members to someone special in their life. We are forever thankful to the amazing donors who made our 5th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Pura Botanica Mother’s Day Gift Event possible especially board members, Christy Hierholzer and Lois Marino. Christy and her company, Pura Botanica, have been supporting this event since its inception. We would also like to thank board member Lois Marino with BBX Capital Foundation for being the presenting sponsor of this year’s Mother’s Day event. In addition to Pura Botanica, and our presenting sponsor, BBX Capital Foundation, we also received donations of gift items from Audrey Cosmetics, Target, Vacation Village Resorts and Private Label by Nancy. We are already looking forward to next year’s event!