SOURCE: Switchboard of Miami
MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - Sep 18, 2012) - Switchboard celebrates Miami-Dade's true All Stars, the hardworking non-profits and unsung heroes who make a critical difference in the lives of others every single day. Please join us at the first annual Switchboard Miami All Star Non-Profit Awards Luncheon, presented by 2-1-1/Switchboard, at Jungle Island on November 9, 2012 from 11:30 am - 2 pm. The event will be hosted by award-winning anchor and reporter Diane Magnum and attended by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.
Saving lives and helping others goes on 24/7 in Miami. Tens of thousands of your neighbors make their living making a difference in our community. Now is your opportunity to meet them and recognize the important work they do.
Some of them work or volunteer at 2-1-1/Switchboard, one of Miami's oldest and most enduring non-profit organizations. Switchboard began as a suicide hotline in 1968 and has been answering the call ever since. Today 2-1-1/Switchboard is recognized nationally as a leader in the area of suicide prevention by providing training as well as a 24/7 suicide prevention hotline. In addition, Switchboard manages Miami-Dade County's only comprehensive database of over 5,000 programs and services and makes referrals to callers. Last year alone, Switchboard made 170,434 referrals and helped individuals connect to local social services and organizations.
"Because we connect people and services, we have the opportunity to know and work with Miami-Dade County's many agencies. It's an honor to host this first annual All Star Non-Profit Awards Luncheon and shine the spot light on some of the great work going on here in Miami," says 2-1-1/Switchboard's Chief Executive Director Catherine Penrod.
Join us. Reserve your seat. Secure your table. Become a corporate sponsor of Switchboard Miami's November 9th All Star Non-Profit Awards Luncheon and celebrate Miami-Dade's true "All Stars." For more information, visit www.switchboardmiami.org/allstars and call Amy Crismond at Switchboard (305) 358-1640, ext.127 with your pledge.