Category Archives: Servalites

Gimme a Dollar: Friendship Circle of Miami 3K Walk Benefiting Special Needs Children

For those that know me, one of my biggest joys and goals in life is to support those in need. In a world where one is regarded by the clothes they wear and cars they drive, I hope to see a rise of servalites as well.

servalite is a term for a member of the socially responsible elite., or someone aspiring to be a member. A servalite participates in community service activities and spends a significant amount of time serving and giving back at events benefiting those in need of help regardless of their standing.

(Yes I ganked and tweaked this from the Wikipedia definition of socialite)

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In a world where children are being bullied and exploited for just being who they were born to be, I wanted to be a part of a group that embraced and accepted them for who they are. The Friendship Circle provides their “special friends” a chance to learn and socialize in an environment that not only accepts them, but celebrates their spirit.  The Friendship Circle of Miami offers many different programs and services to these special children and their families, and by incorporating their teenage volunteers a simple act of friendship is developed and lasts for many years!

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Events: The Kword does #ArtBasel – Fusion Fashion Event benefiting Project Save Imagination at L-M-N-T

FusionYay so I didn’t write this post two days later… Booooo I am writing it a week later. There really isn’t any excuse for it other than I have been busy at work so whatever I suck. But here is my final Art Basel posting *cues cheers*

So after meeting the incomparable Theaster Gates , Reny and I made our way to the Fusion Fashion Event benefiting Project Save Imagination (@saveandimagine). Project Save Imagination ‘s goal is to help keep the arts/music in the lives of young people (especially necessary in light of the constant attacks on education budgets). That was enough to place several servalites (think: community service + socialites) in the building.

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Gimme a Dollar! – 24th Annual AIDS Walk Miami

ImageOk so I’m trying to put my money… and my sneakers where my mouth is. On the 22nd I’m going to do a 5K walk/run benefitting Care Resource, a primary medical care provider for the LGBTQ community of South Florida.

This is my first walk/run ever so ummm yeah I’m a bit nervous. That plus the fact that I didn’t readily realize 5K is 3 miles in change when I signed up. (Damn Metric System and Public School Education)…

All the money raised will help provide services to over 9,000 of our friends, family, co-workers and neighbors affected/infected with HIV/AIDS in both Miami-Dade and Broward counties. This annual fundraiser also serves as a vital vehicle to raise awareness and funds to combat the effect HIV/AIDS continues to have on the South Florida region.

Thank you in advance for joining in the fight with me. Soooo… yeah Give me a Dollar… or 5… yeah let’s say at least 5. *side eye*

Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Care Resource.