Chefs Care Cook Benefiting Project Upstart - Miami Beach Homeless Youth (We have over 40 homeless children enrolled in our Miami Beach Public Schools)
In the Miami Beach school system, there are dozens of "in transition" minors experiencing varying states of homelessness. These children need our help with housing, food, clothes and the pursuit of a happy healthy life. The Education Foundation partners with Project UP-START to assist with the identification, enrollment, attendance, and academic support of students who are living in unstable housing. In an effort to support the program the Chamber created a "Chefs Care Cookbook."
The idea behind the book is simple – we reached out to top Chefs to send us their favorite recipes, which we are compiling into a fabulous book. Anyone who makes a $50 donation or more to the Chamber's Education Foundation will receive a copy of the book. To make things more exciting, the Miami Beach Chamber Foundation will donate $10,000 to Project Upstart in the name of the Chef that generates the highest number of unique donations and $5,000 in the name of the Chef that generates the second most. The Education Foundation, Co-Chaired by Alfredo Gonzalez and Bruce Gould, will be donating 100% of the net proceeds from both the Chamber's golf tournament, as well as the Chef Cares Cook book to the Miami-Dade County School Board for the purchase of gift cards at Publix to be distributed to the families who have agreed to house formerly homeless Miami Beach Public school students.