Breakfast event a success in Fort Lauderdale

May 20, 2013 by  

A Breakfast for Broward’s Orphans event held in Fort Lauderdale recently was hailed a success as it raised nearly $6,000.

The Heart Gallery of Broward County traveled to Fort Lauderdale to raise understanding of children who are waiting to be adopted or fostered by a loving family. The photo exhibits are taken to various locations where people can see the children and learn more about them using biography cards.

The executive director of the Heart Gallery of Broward County, Barbara Schechter, said that the traveling photo exhibition is another way to promote the Heart Gallery and its purpose. The Heart Gallery collaborates with ChildNet, which then uses the photo displays to find homes for the children. Schechter states that the Heart Gallery helps to connect people who have an interest in helping the children, in any way, to the appropriate agency. People may want to foster, adopt, or volunteer and therefore need to speak to the right agency.

The proceeds of the event, which was held at The Capital Grille, will be used for more professional photography and to provide the stories to families that may be able to adopt.

The Heart Gallery was founded in 2006 and travels all over the U.S., and the exhibit produced last year resulted in 35 adoptions. Local brochure printers may also be used to produce details of the children who are waiting for a home. The organization helps more children every year, which is attributed to the publicity created by the photo exhibits and information.