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We had so much fun last night at our Happy Hour event at Mai Kai! 
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It is Election Day! Make sure you get out and vote! YOU make a difference! #vote   #vote2012   #election   #election2012   #electionday   #elections2012   #freedom   #duty   #right  
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We had so much fun at Blue Martini!
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Love to shop? Who doesn't? We are raffling off a $50 gift card to the wonderful women's boutique LaLa Couture at our Blue Martini Happy Hour event this Thursday. Don't miss your chance to shop until you drop! #shopping   #boutique   #couture   #lalacouture   #bluemartini   #happyhour   #fundraiser   #fundraiserevents   #fundraising   #fundraisingevents  
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Enjoy wine? Well, come to our Blue Martini Happy Hour event this Thursday and try to win two passes to the Crown Wine and Spirits wine tasting event that we are raffling off! #wine   #winetasting   #winelover   #bluemartini   #fundraising   #fundraiser   #fundraiserevents  
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H.O.M.E.S., Inc. wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. During this time of year we have the chance to #reflect   on what we are #thankful   for and most of us can count a #safe   #home   on that list. That is what we are trying to provide for our #youth , and their small children, in our #housing   and #selfsufficiency   program. Help us to provide that by visiting our #indiegogocampaign  at: http://igg.me/p/270332?a=1713948
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It is that time of year again! Holiday shopping time! And wouldn’t you love it if you knew that when you bought a gift for someone you love that you are also giving back to the community at the same time? Well, you can get that warm fuzzy feeling and 10% off when you shop at Funky Flamingo 2nds Resale Shop on Sunday November 18th from 12:00 - 4:00 pm. We will be celebrating “Christmas in the Tropics” with snacks and refreshments. If you’re feeling extra giving we are also accepting donations of gift cards for our TIL Youth for Christmas. Hope to see you all there!
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Tonight is the night! Come on out to happy hour at Blue Martini! On top of a fun night of drinks and good company, we also have some amazing raffle prizes that you won't want to miss! #happyhour   #happyhouratlast   #bluemartini   #fundraiser   #fundraiserevents   #fundraising   #fundraisingevents   #raffle   #coach   #coachwallet   #leather   #hairsalon   #hair   #deepconditioning   #wine   #winetasting   #gourmet   #gourmetfood   #spirits   #crownwineandspirits   #lala   #lalacouture   #boutique   #clothes  
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Do you like getting pampered? The ladies at Edel European Hair Salon will pamper you like a princess with their deep conditioning treatment and champagne blowout! We are raffling it off at our Blue Martini Happy Hour event this Thursday! #pamper   #pampering   #hair   #haircare   #hairsalon   #bluemartini   #happyhour   #fundraising   #fundraiserevents   #fundraiser  
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Leave your legacy with this beautiful COACH legacy wallet we are raffling off at our Blue Martini Happy Hour event this Thursday! #happyhour   #bluemartini   #fundraiser   #fundraiserevents   #coach   #leather   #wallet  
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Providing quality community and economic development benefiting at-risk/disadvantaged lower income Broward residents and neighborhoods.
Introduction
History: 
NEW HOMES & NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION (Washington Park & Hollywood)
Collaborative efforts with local neighborhood associations, governments, general contractors, and other non-profits. Numerous scattered residential lots were purchased, titles were cleared, "low" and "very low" income first-time purchasers were provided homebuyer education, financial counseling, and down-payment assistance. New quality homes were built for these buyers, and infrastructure improvements were made by the local governments - to create holistic long-term positive change to specific neighborhoods. 

Current Work:
COMMERCIAL REVITALIZATION - 13th Street Corridor in Fort Lauderdale
We work with local businesses and civic groups along 13th Street (a transitional area five minutes from downtown), to help create the 13th street alliance. Its mission is to develop and implement a plan for improving and transforming our business district. Since mid-2008, we have installed donated sculptures in street medians; obtained a city "slum and blight" study of the area, approval as a new CRA (Community Redevelopment Area); created a CRA Redevelopment Plan; produced the 1st annual "Green Dog Day Festival"; produced a "Guerilla Art Day"; and implemented a Business Property Landscape Pilot Program. We are currently working on transit issues, public art, lighting, and landscape improvements. 

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING for YOUTH AGED OUT of FOSTER CARE (Fort Lauderdale)
We provide quality apartments, rent subsidies and other assistance, and other programmatic support for 25 young adults (and their children) who have exited the state's system of foster care and relative care. This project prevents homelessness among these at-risk youth, and provides a stable base from which they can work, attend school, learn essential skills, and become independent contributing members of our community. 

HOMEOWNERSHIP (Purchase, rehab, and resale of homes - Broward County, Plantation, Hollywood, and Sunrise)
On of four primary partners of the BAND Neighborhood Stabilization Program Team selected by the above jurisdictions, to administer federal funds aimed at preventing neighborhood deterioration (approximately $25M). Over 120 foreclosed houses have been purchased, and over 60 have been completely renovated using local contractors. Our program includes Homebuyer Education and Financial Counseling to new buyer prospects, and Down-Payment and Closing Assistance to our new qualified purchasers. 

"FUNKY FLAMINGO 2nds" THRIFT STORE and JOB COACHING/PAID INTERNSHIP Program
A dilapidated commercial building that we owned was renovated into a beautiful 2,500 square foot resale shop, selling gently used home furnishings. The rehab has helped eliminate blight and added a new business useful to the neighborhood. The location also serves as the base for our on-going Paid Internship and Job Coaching Program for our youth tenants, and furniture donations are used to furnish our youth apartments as well as sold int eh store to benefit our work with TIL (Transitional Independent Living) youth.

"CITY FARM" Community Garden
A vacant lot has been transformed into a garden of flowers and vegetables, tended by neighborhood residents and our TIL youth. 

Future Plans:
"FUNKY FLAMINGO PRODUCE MARKET"
Our next dream! To be located next to the thrift store, this will furnish fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs to our local low-income neighborhood, and serves as a center for teaching our youth tenants and Haitian neighbors how to incorporate fresh food into their diets. It will also help hire more local low-income people and further add to the business base of our area.