Southeastern College Miami joins HOPE Outreach Center to provide Thanksgiving meals for families in need
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Faculty, staff, and students at Southeastern College Miami Lakes recently ensured needy families in South Florida will be able to host a feast this Thanksgiving. The school took part in HOPE Outreach Center’s Thanksgiving Drive, collecting enough items to provide meals for seven families.
Hosted annually, HOPE’s Thanksgiving Drive provides complete Thanksgiving meals to struggling families throughout Broward County. Local organizations host individual food drives to collect items and raise money for families to purchase traditional Thanksgiving turkeys.
This is the third consecutive year Southeastern College Miami Lakes has participated. Faculty, staff, and students donated more than 400 pounds of food, and raised more than $200 so that each family could purchase a turkey and dessert item from Publix.
“I am so proud of our faculty, staff and students for helping HOPE Outreach with their Thanksgiving food drive this year,” said Julia Corona, Southeastern College President. “We set a sizable mark for ourselves to ensure as many families as possible could put a hearty Thanksgiving meal on the table; and we achieved our goal.”
“We were short on donations this year and feared we wouldn’t be able to assist all the families we planned to,” said Joanne Robinson, director of operations at HOPE Outreach Center. “This donation was a true blessing this year”
HOPE Outreach Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501c (3) organization founded in 1995. The Davie, Florida, based center offers an immediate ‘hand up’ to people in the Broward County community who find themselves unable to make ends meet due to: job loss, disability, health crisis, and/or some other emergency circumstance. By providing emergent financial support, food and other educational and social services, HOPE Outreach Center often serves as the financial and emotional bridge that allows families in crisis to return to self-reliance and independence quickly and comfortably.
About Southeastern College:
Founded in 1988 as Cruise Career Training Institute, Southeastern College is committed to providing quality career education and skill development in a personalized environment devoted to student success. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), Southeastern Institute has locations in Miami, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. For additional information about Southeastern Institute and its programs of study, visit: https://www.sec.edu/.