Housing and Development Companies (HDS) takes pride in being able to align with like-minded organizations in the community, including organizations that promote affordable housing and other housing-related programs. For many years, HDS has joined forces with the Broward Partnership and was thrilled to again sponsor an event for them during this holiday season. The Broward Partnership is an organization whose mission is to assist in reducing homelessness by promoting independence and self-worth. With programs and comprehensive services focused on advocacy and housing, they have been able to assist more than 23, 400 individuals to date.
On November 28, 2018, employees of Housing and Development Services (HDS) participated in a team building and volunteering event which took place at the Broward Partnership facility. A group from HDS met at the Broward Partnership in Fort Lauderdale and actively assisted in decorating for the holidays, preparing lunch, and serving meals. Here are what some of the HDS employees had to say about their experience:
“I was gratified knowing that I could do something to help put them in the holiday spirit. This opportunity to interact with the Broward Partnership staff and to see all the wonderful things they do to help the homeless community makes me want to do more.” – Carla Otiniano, Program Manager, HDS Foundation
“I am very appreciative for the opportunity to be involved in such a wonderful experience with such an amazing organization.” – Terri Scharnow, Program Administration Support, eHousingPlus
“This experience made us feel even more thankful for what we have, and glad to have had this opportunity to give back.” – Lorena Hernandez, Business Associate, Housing and Development Services and Shanna March, Supervisor of Program Administration, eHousingPlus
HDS is proud to have so many dedicated employees who assisted the Broward Partnership this year, and we look forward to donating more time and services in the future. If you would like to help the Broward Partnership, you can donate on their webpage at www.bphi.org or you can donate items from their wish list. These wish list items, such as unexpired canned and dry foods, personal hygiene products, and clothing, can be dropped off at 920 NW 7th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Call the Broward Partnership at 954.779.3990 or email [email protected] for more information on how you can assist this wonderful group.