JAFCO’s Children’s Ability Center kicked off the season with its most successful fundraiser, its 5th Annual In My Shoes luncheon at Boca West Country Club on October 2, 2015. With 750 people in attendance, the organization raised close to $200,000. 100% of those proceeds will directly support family enrichment and respite programs offered at JAFCO’s Children’s Ability Center for families and children with developmental disabilities. The HDS Foundation was honored to attend this year’s In Your Shoes recognition lunch. Meagan Bouscher-Miranda, Board Member and Anthony Caruso attended this year’s event, which HDS was proud to sponsor
The program this year focused on families and extended families sharing what it is like walking in their shoes having a child or grandchild with a developmental disability. It was meaningful and heartfelt, as well as incredibly educational. The guests all participated in the event’s traditional ribbon ceremony where the guests hold on to a yellow ribbon around the tables and all stand in support of any guests who have children or other relatives with developmental disabilities. In addition, the guests watched a video about the center which opened just over one year ago. Next year’s In My Shoes luncheon is already scheduled for September 23, 2016. The committee will begin planning in late February 2016.