Over a hundred and fifty people attended Homestead-Miami Speedway Champions Club on Saturday, April 20 and rocked around the clock, dining and dancing, at the 2013 Sock Hop Fundraiser for Start off Smart.
“This was a fun event that allowed us to raise funds and awareness for the very serious cause of domestic violence,” said Councilwoman Judy Waldman, who led the efforts in organizing the event. “I want to thank everyone who championed this cause and attended our event. Their sponsorship and donations helped us raise over $15,000 to help victims of violence who reside in our community.”
This year’s event took attendees on a magic carpet ride back to the 1950’s and 60’s, and featured a gourmet diner experience, hula hoop and limbo contest with winner prizes, door prizes and a silent auction.
Councilwoman Waldman is a passionate supporter of SOS and the services that they provide to our community. She is extremely vested in our community and especially in ensuring that children live and play in a safe, nurturing environment, free of the impact that violence plays in their innocent lives. Sharing her dedication and compassion, SOS serves over 1,500 families annually. These families have been exposed to some of the most horrific crimes, child abuse, child neglect, human trafficking, sexual assault and domestic violence. SOS strives to address abusive and violent situations in the home in collaboration with the Homestead Police Department. SOS was created by the Homestead Police Department in 1991 in order to assist victims of violence who reside in our community. The Case Managers work closely with families in order to help them reach their goals and begin the healing process through the services they provide.
For more information on Start Off Smart visit http://startoffsmartinc.com/