Aventura Mall will host a fundraiser on March 17 from noon-4 pm for Branches of Bravery, a charitable organization created by students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
On Feb. 14, 2018, a mass shooting occurred at the school killing 17 people and injuring 17 more, making it the largest school shooting in the state of Florida.
Branches of Bravery will plant 17 trees in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in honor of the 17 innocent lives taken too soon. In addition, funds will be allocated toward building a reflection garden in the community.
For a suggested $10 minimum donation, Aventura Mall visitors will receive a tile on which they can include a design, quote, or inspirational message to the students. The group also will be selling T-shirts and bracelets. Donations can also be made on the group’s GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/branches-of-bravery.
The tiles will be used to create a temporary wall that will stand at Aventura Mall – linking the ongoing support of the shopping center to students at the Parkland campus. Eventually, the tiles will serve as a pathway at the garden.
Aventura Mall is located at 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL 33180.