12th Annual “Claws for Kids”
Presented by the Carmen Rebozo Foundation, South Florida’s top community leaders, philanthropists and influencers helped to raise over $210,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs and services.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami Dade hosted its 12th Annual “Claws for Kids” presented by the Carmen Rebozo Foundation in memory of Judy Kramer at Joe’s Stone Crabs. South Florida’s top community leaders, philanthropists and influencers were among the 266 guests who enjoyed delicious stone crabs and other signature menu items.
The lunch raised over $210,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs and services at its six Clubs and sites combined, including its after school programs, homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts & crafts, professional mentoring and summer and athletic programs.
Mother and daughter duo, Lisa Mendelson and Lindsey Mendelson Pearson, graciously co-chaired this year’s event once again. Olga Guilarte was the Special Event Chair. “Claws for Kids” is held in memory of Judy Kramer, a longtime Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Board member, who helped create the event and chaired it since its inception and until her passing.
This year’s event honored Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson with the 2023 “From the Heart Award.” Through her unwavering dedication and caring stewardship to Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, Congresswoman Wilson has made a positive impact on the lives of the Clubs’ youth members. Most recently, she generously provided $6.4 million in federal funding to support the Clubs’ expansion with the opening of its sixth Club, the Dr. Frederica S. Wilson Club at Skyway Elementary School, as well as building facilities and funding programs at the Gwen Cherry Club and Northwest Club.